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Terms and Conditions of Publications

Subscriptions apply to the following yearly periodicals:

  • Canadian Journal of Mathematics (CJM)
  • Canadian Mathematical Bulletin (CMB)
  • Crux Mathematicorum
  • CMS Notes
  • Mathematical Reports of the Academy of Science (published by the Royal Society of Canada)

Books published one at a time and independently, although they may be part of a series, are not subscription based.

CMS Subscriptions are based on calendar year, from January to December. Partial year subscriptions are not available.

A CMS subscriber remains in good standing, and will avoid any interruption in mailing of their ongoing subscription, if they renew their subscription no later than March 31 of the current year.

Each CMS subscriber will have a unique ID number.

Individual, College, Cegep and High school on-line access is by means of a user ID # and password.

Institutional on-line access is provided to a pre-registered set of Internet IP range(s) for a single campus of the institution and is subject to the approval of the completed Online Agreement.

Please allow CMS 10 business days to process subscription application or renewal.

Publication Rates and Prices

  • Subscription rates and book prices are subject to HST/GST for Canadian Addresses only.
  • For Non-Canadian addresses payment is required in U.S. funds.
  • Rates and Prices are subject to change without notice.
  • Subscription(s) can be paid in advance for up to 3 years to secure the current year’s rate.
  • Receipts for subscription and book purchases are provided on request only.

Subscription Changes or Upgrades

Changes or upgrades for subscription publications are accepted before March 1 of the subscription year and are subject to a $25.00 administrative charge.

Subscription Cancellation

Cancellations for subscription publications are accepted before March 1 of the current year. Refunds will be issued, less a $50.00 administrative charge per cancellation, and the cost of any issues already shipped, or pro-rated for online-only subscriptions.

Subscription and Book Claims

A claim may apply to missing journals, short shipments, damaged copies, incorrect titles and non-receipt of a subscription issue or book.

Claims for subscription journals may be made not before two months and not after six months of the date of the issue.

Claims for short shipments, damaged copies, incorrect titles, non-receipt of books should be placed within three months of the date of payment.

Book Returns

Book returns must be authorized in advance and must be made within three months of the shipping date. Books returned to the CMS must be in resaleable condition in order for a refund to be issued. Once an authorized return is received, a refund will be issued, less a $10.00 service charge.

Back Issues

Subscriptions are sold at back-issue prices after December 31 of the subscription year. Back issue prices may be obtained by contacting

Promotional Items

  • For Canadian addresses, CMS promotional items are HST/GST taxable.
  • CMS promotional items are non-refundable.

Payment Methods

  • Payment may be made by cheque, money order, bank draft, VISA or MasterCard.
  • The CMS does not accept wire transfers.
  • Those with Canadian mailing addresses must remit in Canadian dollars and those with non-Canadian addresses must remit in US dollars.
  • For clients using VISA or MasterCard, a Canadian-US calculation will be done based on the current exchange rate.
  • When completing the form, please include all applicable shipping & handling charges and taxes and send it to the appropriate address for CMS.
  • When paying by credit card, please make sure to include the cardholder name, card number and expiration date and the cardholder signature.

Shipping and Handling Charges

For subscription publications, shipping and handling charges (surface mail) are included in the rates. For all other publications, including back issues, shipping and handling charges are not included in the listed prices. Charges for other postage options, where available, must be included on the form. Shipping and handling charges are HST/GST taxable to Canadian Addresses.

Taxes – HST/GST

The Canadian government imposes a Goods and Services Tax (GST) or a Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) on subscriptions, books and shipping and handling costs sold to clients with Canadian shipping addresses in the following provinces and territories:

5% GST -  Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Nunavut, NWT, Québec, Saskatchewan, Yukon
13% HST - Ontario
15% HST -  Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island

Our GST/HST registration number is # 11883 3979 RT.

For more information on CMS publications, please contact us at

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