JHUP Journals Ethics and Malpractice Statement
JHUP Journals Ethics and Malpractice Statement can be found here.
Peer Review Policy
By submitting a manuscript to the American Journal of Mathematics (AJM), the author acknowledges that it is an original work and not being submitted elsewhere. Papers discovered to be in contravention of this requirement will be rejected immediately.
The editors of the Journal employ a two-stage blind reviewing process: multiple brief opinions (re: general suitability) are sought out first, followed by the solicitation of at least one full, detailed report from another referee.
The duration of the reviewing period depends upon the length and complexity of the paper, and the difficulty (or lack thereof) of finding suitable referees. The editors do their best to reach a final decision within 6-8 months of the original submission date.
Weak or amateurish papers which are clearly unsuitable for a top-level Mathematics journal (e.g., unsophisticated, incorrect, poorly written, not composed in TeX, lacking familiarity with current literature on the topic, etc.) are typically rejected within a day or two of submission; "borderline" papers may be under review for several months.
For a paper to be published in the AJM, it must evidence high levels of novelty and depth, and represent a significant advance in Mathematics which could potentially be of interest to the broadest possible readership.
A unanimously positive vote of all four members of the senior editorial board is required for publication. The editors are extremely selective, and will only vote to accept papers with multiple, very strong and enthusiastically positive recommendations from the referees.
Decisions concerning publication of manuscripts in the AJM rest solely with the Editors, and all decisions are final.