Guide for Authors

  • ACTA MATHEMATICA SCIENTIA

    Guide for Authors

    Scope The aim of ACTA MATHEMATICA SCIENTIA is to present to the specialized readers (from the level of a graduate student and upward) important, novel achievements in the areas of mathematical sciences. The Journal considers for publication of original research (expository) papers in all areas related to the frontier branches of mathematics with other science and technology.Submission of an article implies that the work that has been described has not been previously published, has not been copyrighted, is not being submitted for publication elsewhere, and its submission has been approved by all the authors and by the institute where the work was carried out; furthermore, it also implies that the individual cited as a source of personal communication has approved such a citation, and that, if accepted the authors agree to the automatic transfer of the copyright to the Editorial Board of Acta Mathematica Scientia. Authors must use LaTex for typewriting and are requested to submit their papers electronically using online manuscript submission available at http://actams.wipm.ac.cn. One of the authors of the paper will be the corresponding author, who will deal with all the processes on behalf of the other authors. Authors who are not able to submit their article online should contact the Editorial Board before submission of the manuscript (e-mail: actams@wipm.ac.cn; tel: 0086-27-87199206; fax: 0086-27-87198238).Preparation of Manuscripts Authors are strongly encouraged to use the LaTeX Template available at http://actams.wipm.ac.cn for manuscript preparation. Format Manuscripts should be typed in English on A4 sheets. The first page of the manuscript should consist of the title, the author's name(s) and address(es), an abstract of 50-200 words, 3-5 keywords, 2000 Mathematics Subject Classification , the abbreviated title not exceeding 45 characters (including spaces) for the running head and footnotes (if desired) containing acknowledgement of financial or other support. The name and address of the corresponding author and a short statement on the research background and significance of the work should be provided on a separate sheet.

    Text Headings and Subheadings for different sections of the article should be clearly indicated. Units of measurement, abbreviations, and symbols should follow the International System of Units (SI). Equations and formulae should be typed clearly. Equations should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals in parentheses on the right-hand side of the page. Special symbols should be identified in the margin.

    Tables and FiguresAuthor should appreciate the importance of good-quality illustration. Tables and figures should be separated from the text and labeled, should be clear and legible even if subject to photographic reduction and their intended locations in the text should be clearly indicated. All illustrations should be approximately twice that of the intended final size for publication.

    References to the literature should be cited as numbers in square brackets in the text, [1], [1, 2], [1, Theorem 1.5] in order of appearance, in sequence, and listed at the end of the article in numerical order, as shown below for articles in journals [1], books [2], articles in a contributed volume [3], and unpublished papers [4].

    1. Altman M. Contractor directions and monotone operators. J Integ Eq, 1979, 20(2):17-33
    2. Popov V N. Functional Integrals in Quantum Field Theory and Statistical Phyics. Dordrecht: D Reidel, 1983
    3. Collatz L. Application of optimization methods to differential equations. In: Korte B ed. Modern Applied Mathematics. Amsterdam: North-Holland, 1982. 315-326
    4. Liu Y Y. Some studies on random fractals[Ph D Thesis]. Wuhan: Wuhan University, 2001
    Peer Review All submitted manuscript will usually be peer-reviewed critically by at least two referees. A manuscript can be sent to referees only when it meets the above-mentioned requirements; otherwise, it will be returned to the author for revision to meet Journal requirement. The editor usually alters the authors regarding comments from the referees, particularly when revision or rejection is advised. If necessary, the authors would be asked to revise the manuscript according to the referee's suggestion, which are conveyed by the editor, and the PDF files of the revised paper are resubmitted. A cover letter that addresses the issues, point by point, raised in the suggestions should be included. A suitable rebuttal to any specific request for change that has not been made should also be included. This will be forwarded to the referee who will recheck the same. Revised manuscripts returned after three months will be considered as a new submission.

    Copyright, Proofs and Offprints Upon acceptance of an article, the Editorial Board will inform the author regarding transmittance of the final version of the electronic files (PDF or TEX) of the article for publication and signing the Copyright Transfer Agreement for the article. Before the files of an article are transmitted, authors should read the explanation with regard to the format of the Journal carefully, and rewrite the portions of the article that do not meet the requirements of the Journal. After receiving the Copyright Transfer Agreement of an article, the Editorial Board will send the author a set of page proofs in PDF format by e-mail to be checked for typesetting/editing. Proofreading is solely the author's responsibility. The hardcopy on which the corrections are made and any other comments on a printout of the proofs should be sent by registered mail, and then the electronic files PDF and TEX of the corrected version are e-mail to the Editorial Board within five days of receipt of the proofs. If there are no corrections, this should be confirmed. The Editorial Board reserves the right to make reasonable modifications in wording. After the print publication, 30 offprints of each article will be provided free of charge.

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