Online submission: cms.math.ca/cjm/submission
The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) publishes two research journals: the Canadian Journal of Mathematics (CJM) for longer papers, and the Canadian Mathematical Bulletin (CMB) for shorter papers. To be submitted to the Journal, papers should be at least 18 pages long. Shorter papers should be submitted to the CMB.
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 CJM 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.
|Green Open Access: When we post the Author's Draft version online, we also email it and its permanent DOI to the communicating author. In accordance with our commitment to "Green" Open Access (see details), we encourage authors to post this Author's Draft (in place of earlier versions where appropropriate) on their personal/academic web sites and noncommercial Open Access repositories such as arXiv.org. The final published cjm version may not be posted elsewhere without written approval from the CMS.|
Authors are encouraged, when referring to the paper in print or on the web, to use the permanent DOI whenever possible to provide readers with direct access to the official version of the paper (e.g.: http://dx.doi.org/10.4153/CJM-2008-031-6).
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 CJM Digital Archive.
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