Online submission: cms.math.ca/cmb/submission
The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) publishes two research journals: the Canadian Mathematical Bulletin for shorter papers, and the Canadian Journal of Mathematics for longer papers. To be submitted to the Bulletin, papers should be at most 18 pages long. Longer papers should be submitted to the CJM.
All submitted papers are considered subject to the understanding that they have not been published before in any form and are not being considered for publication elsewhere. To be publishable, papers must address new mathematical research, be well written, and be of interest to a significant segment of the mathematical community. Papers may be written in English or French.
The CMS is committed to processing all submitted papers in the shortest possible time. It is, therefore, vital that authors take care to ensure that their manuscripts are in their final form and conform to the following specifications:
When the manuscript is in its final form, it should be submitted online, in PDF form, at :
The editorial board will review the manuscript and, if it is judged acceptable for publication, the editors will handle the peer review process. If successful, this process will result in the paper's acceptance for publication.
Once a peer-reviewed paper has been Accepted for publication, the author will be notified by email. Upon notification, the author(s) must then:
|Optional Gold Open Access: Following Acceptance, the authors will also be notified of their option to designate the paper for full public release (not requiring a subscription) in exchange for a publication fee. By default, we will assume the author wishes to use the traditional release model whereby only CMB subscribers get access for the first five years. More details are available on our Open Access offerings and policies.|
After the CMS receives the LaTeX source files and the copyright, we will assign it a permanent DOI (Digital Object Identifier) and make the paper available for readers as an Author's Draft in the Online First section of the journal. This makes the research available to readers quickly, but the paper is not yet considered officially published, since it has not yet been copy edited. When the paper has been copy edited (see below), the Author's Draft version is replaced on the web site.
Using arXiv and Institutional Repositories - Green Open Access:
Although we do not permit the final published version of the paper to be also posted elsewhere online (except for Gold open access - see above), we are committed to "Green" Open Access (see details). Therefore we authorize and encourage authors to post the "Author’s Draft" version on noncommercial Open Access repositories such as arXiv.org or on the authors' own institutional repositories or personal websites.
When we generate the Author’s Draft, we email it to the communicating author along with the permanent DOI we have registered for it. Authors are required to ensure that all copies they post to the permitted locations include the permanent DOI and a copyright notice:
First published in Canadian Mathematical Bulletin at http://dx.doi.org/[doi]. Copyright © [publication year], Canadian Mathematical Society.
Once the Author's Draft is posted online, the CMS will copy edit the paper to finalize it for official publication. As well as ensuring it conforms to the layout and visual style chosen for the publication, this process may in some cases change the content of the paper (for example, to re-word portions or to improve the clarity where needed). At the end of this process a "Proof" copy is sent to the communicating author for approval or refinements. Corrections to this proof should be returned to the CMS, after which point no other alterations or corrections will normally be accepted. Such changes, if allowed, could cause delays in publication.
We consider a paper published when it appears online in copy edited form.
Once the proof copy is acceptable to the author, we replace Author's Draft version that has been available. The paper is now considered officially Published. The paper remains in the Online First section, but is no longer identified as a draft. The paper remains accessible in the Online First section until it is included in a print issue of the journal.
When a paper is included in a print issue, the version available online is updated to include the volume and issue numbers and the page numbers are re-assigned relative to the volume. The original DOI continues to point directly to the paper, but the paper moves on our web site from the Online First area into the appropriate volume and issue in the CMB Digital Archive.
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