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Author Guidelines

The first step is to register as a user of this site, make sure to check to register as Author. Manuscripts MUST be submitted using the online submission system. We do NOT accept submissions by mail. It is journal policy that the online submission process MUST be carried out by the corresponding author. The corresponding author will receive all correspondence, including an initial acknowledgment and the decision, by email.

Initial submission (manuscript for review). The submission file MUST be a single PDF created from LaTeX source (avoid false converting software!) prepared according to the journal's LaTeX class file mc.cls. No other file format will be accepted. The easiest way to prepare your manuscript is to download the style file mc.cls and fill in this LaTeX template file (see corresponding PDF file). Try to avoid using extra files (macros).

The manuscript (written in English), no longer than 20 pages, should contain the following elements:

  • Full title (up to 150 characters)
  • Short title (not more than 50 characters including spaces)
  • Author names and affiliations. For each author add his/her affiliation which should include the full postal address and the country name. If avilable, specify the e-mail address of each author. Clearly indicate who is the corresponding author of the paper.
  • Abstract. A concise abstract is required (not more than50 words). The abstract should state the problem studied and the principal results proven.
  • Keywords (at least two, up to six key words).
  • Mathematics Subject Classification. Include one or more Math. Subj. Class. 2010 codes (see
  • Main text
  • References. References in the text are cited by numbers in square brackets. A full list of references should be given at the end of the manuscript in alphabetical order by the first author's last name and formatted as it is shown below:

    {\sc P.T. Boggs, R.H. Byrd, R.B. Schnabel}, {\em A stable and efficient algorithm for nonlinear orthogonal distance regression},
    SIAM J. Sci. Statist. Comput. {\bf 8}(1987), 1052--1078.

    {\sc J.E. Dennis, Jr, R.B. Schnabel}, {\em Numerical Methods for Unconstrained Optimization and Nonlinear Equations}, SIAM, Philadelphia, 1996.

    {\sc G.A. Watson}, {\em The total approximation problem}, in: {\em Approximation Theory IV}, (C.K. Chui, L.L. Schumaker and J.D. Ward, Eds.), Academic Press, New York, 1983, 723--728.

    Ensure the references are quoted accurately, and use the standard abbreviations for journal names prepared by the American Mathematical Society (see Mathematical Reviews Serials Abbreviations List). Unpublished materials should not appear in the reference list. Only references cited in the text should appear in the reference list.

All figures MUST be in EPS black-and-white format. To include your graphics files into the LaTeX code, use one of the standard figure inclusion commands (e.g. includegraphics) and the standard LaTeX figure packages such as graphics and graphicx.

Note: All submitted manuscripts are checked for plagiarism using anti-plagiarism software. When plagiarism is detected, the Editorial Board  will reject the manuscript and do not allow future submissions by the autor. 

Manuscripts that fail to meet the above requirements will be rejected.


Revised manuscript. Revised manuscripts MUST be uploaded within 2 weeks (for minor revisions) or 4 weeks (for major revisions) of authors being notified of conditional acceptance pending satisfactory revision. Revisions must still be uploaded as a single PDF generated from the revised LaTeX source files. If the revised version of a manuscript is not uploaded within the specified time, the manuscript will be withdrawn from the system, unless the editor concerned agrees to extend the deadline.

Final submission (accepted paper for publication). If a submission is accepted, the contact person will receive instructions for submitting LaTeX source of final version of accepted paper, as well as all figures in EPS format.

Proof correction. The corresponding author will receive a proof of the paper for checking before it is published. Authors should keep in mind that reading proofs is their responsibility. Corrections should therefore be clear and unambiguous. The main aim of proofreading is to correct errors that may have occurred during the production process, and not to modify the content of the paper. Please correct your galley proofs and return them within 5 working days.

Note: The authors do not receive a print copy of the journal/paper. All published paper will be available to download for everyone without any charge.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. All authors' informathion should be provided, include the names, emails and mailing addresses.
  3. The submission file is in PDF document file format created from LaTeX source prepeared according to the journal's LaTeX class file mc.cls. This same file is used for the formal peer review process.
  4. If a submission is accepted, the LaTeX source file and figures will be uploaded as supplementary files. Images embedded within LaTex file are in EPS format only.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. Mathematical Communications employs single-blind reviewing, in which the reviewer is unknown to the author, but the identity of the author is known to the reviewer.

Copyright Notice

Submission of an original manuscript to the Mathematical Communications will be taken to mean that it represents original work not previously published, that it is not being considered elsewhere for publication; and, if accepted for publication, it will be published in print and online form and it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, for commercial purposes, in any language, without the consent of the publisher. The journal takes the stance that the publication of scholarly research is meant to disseminate knowledge and, in a not-for-profit regime, benefits neither publisher nor author financially. It sees itself as having an obligation to its authors and to society to make content available online now that the technology allows for such a possibility.


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