Author Guidelines

Important Announcement Regarding the Solicitation of Shorter Papers:

The submission of excellent shorter papers is strongly encouraged by the editors of the American Journal of Mathematics. Beginning with submissions received on or after November 1, 2019, the AJM will expedite the publication of accepted papers under 20 pages in length, and will also take steps to accelerate the refereeing and decision-making processes for shorter works. (NOTE: for a shorter manuscript to receive expedited treatment, it must conform, at the time of submission, to the TEX specifications listed below in our instructions for preparing and submitting manuscripts.)

Preparing and Submitting Manuscripts

Authors may submit manuscripts via e-mail to any of the editors listed below:

  • Professor William P. Minicozzi II, Department of Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
  • Professor Freydoon Shahidi, Department of Mathematics, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2067
  • Professor Vyacheslav Shokurov, Department of Mathematics, Johns Hopkins University, 3400 North Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21218-2680
  • Professor Christopher Sogge, Department of Mathematics, Johns Hopkins University, 3400 North Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21218-2680

Please Note: The editors currently predict a publication waiting time of approximately 16-18 months (assuming only minor revisions, done promptly).

For more information, contact the Editorial Office or the Editorial Coordinator (Michael R. Smith), at the following address:

Editorial Office
Amer. J. Math., Department of Mathematics
Johns Hopkins University
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218

By submitting a manuscript, the author acknowledges that it is original and not being submitted elsewhere. The Journal's policy is to require the assignment of copyright from all contributors at the time articles are accepted for publication. Decisions concerning publication of manuscripts in the American Journal of Mathematics rest solely with the Editors.

Manuscripts should be submitted as pdf files via e-mail; written in English, French, or German; and prepared in TEX or one of its variants (LATEX, AMS-TEX, or AMS-LATEX). It is also strongly suggested that authors use the following specifications in TEX: document class amsart (type size 11pt) (\documentclass[11pt]{amsart}); text height = 615pt; and text width = 360pt. Authors should make sure that the manuscript is in its final form and that all necessary corrections to the submitted file(s) have been made prior to submission.

AJM manuscripts should adhere to the following general style points: an abstract should be included on the first page (heavy use of mathematical symbols and displayed formulas in abstracts is discouraged); the body of the manuscript should begin with an introduction stating the purpose of the article and summarizing the principal results; footnotes should not be used (other than on the first page to acknowledge financial support); any figures or other illustrations should be rendered in black-and-white or grayscale only; and bibliographic references should be listed alphabetically at the end of the article (the format for references can be found in current issues of the American Journal; authors should consult Mathematical Reviews for the standard abbreviations of journal names).

There are no page charges, but authors will be charged for the cost of excessive changes requested after an article has been typeset. Offprints of AJM articles may be ordered on-line at any time directly from the printer:

AJM Offprint Orders

Copyright Policy

The policy of the American Journal of Mathematics is that papers may be posted on or similar preprint servers. Such a posting is not in violation of the copyright agreement, provided that the following text is added to the posting after the paper has been published in the AJM:

This article appeared in the American Journal of Mathematics, Volume 00, Issue 00, Year, pages 000-000, Copyright © year, Johns Hopkins University Press.