Instruction to Authors


Preparation of Manuscripts

 Manuscripts should be typed on single sides of good quality white A4 or 8×11 inch paper, double-spaced throughout including the reference section, with wide (3 cm) margins. Manuscripts should be compiled in the following order: title page; abstract; keywords; main text; acknowledgments; appendixes (as appropriate); references; table(s) with caption(s) (on individual sheets); figure caption(s) (as a list).

Manuscripts must be prepared in MS-Word format only. The manuscript will be edited according to the style of the journal and a copy will be sent to the author. The authors must read the proofs carefully and they will be responsible for any errors.

Authors must suggest at least 3 reviewers from different geographical locations along with their complete postal address, email, telephone number appropriate for the paper; however, assignment to that member is not assured, failing which their paper will not be considered for review and will be rejected.

We try our level best for speedy publication of your submission. However, we send your submission to three reviewers and it normally takes 3-6 months to get the report.

Number each page. The title page (p. 1) should contain the article title, corresponding author and other authors' names and complete affiliations, footnotes to the title (indicated by superscript 1,2,3), and the address for manuscript correspondence (including e-mail address , telephone and fax numbers).


Include a short one -paragraph abstract of up to 200 words (or, in the case of a very long paper, 300 words).


Include a list of 5 to 10 keywords or phrases separated by a semicolon that best describes the overall contents of the article for indexing and retrieval purposes.


AMS Subject Classification: You may find AMS Subject Classification here.


Tables should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals in order of appearance in the text. Type each table double-spaced on a separate page with a short descriptive title typed directly above and with essential footnotes below.


Illustrations should be submitted as original line drawings or glossy Xerox of originals, as professionally done as possible, complete and ready for photo reproduction. Lettering and data points should be large enough so when reduced to fit on the journal page they can be read with ease. Figure captions should appear on a separate sheet.


Place equation numbers in parentheses at the right margin. Reference to equations should use the form "Eq. (1)" or simply (1).


References to the literature should be cited the text by Arabic numbers between square brackets, as [1], [1, 2], [1, Theorem 1.5], etc., and listed in numerical order at the end.

 [1] Y. Shi, S. Chen, Spectral theory of second-order vector difference equations, J. Math. Anal. Appl., 239 (1999), 195-212.

 [2] A.G. Ramm, Multidimensional Inverse Scattering Problems, Longman/Wiley, New York, 1992.

 [3] Y. You, Polynomial solutions of BKP hierarchy and projective representation of symmetric groups, in: Advanced Series in Mathematical Physics, Vol. 17, World Science, Singapore, 1989.


For unpublished lectures or symposia, include title of the paper, name of the sponsoring society in full, and date. For journal names, follow the latest "Abbreviations of Names of Serials" reviewed in Mathematical Reviews (Mathematical Reviews Annual Index, American Mathematical Society). Type references double- spaced throughout.


Footnotes in text should be avoided if at all possible. If they must be used, identify by superscript numbers and type together on a separate page, double- or triple-spaced.

 Proofs and Reprints


The corresponding author receives proofs, which should be corrected and returned to the publisher within a week of receipt.

 Page charges and reprints

For contributors from India: Rupees 95 per printed page.

For contributors outside India: US $7.5 per printed page.