We accept articles in a variety of formats, including LaTeX. We then generate metadata and convert your article into XML/MathML allowing your article to be indexed, retrieved, and reused in multiple formats over time.

Improving mathematics articles

Elsevier receives over 40,000 annual submissions to our mathematical sciences journals. Of these, more than 10,000 articles are accepted for publication, resulting in an average acceptance rate of 25%.

Submission and proofing support

We accept articles in a variety of formats, including LaTeX. Professional typesetters then generate metadata and convert your article into XML/MathML. This allows your article to be indexed, retrieved, and reused in multiple formats over time.

Additionally we are integrating the SkyLaTeX tool which enables authors to edit and compile LaTeX files remotely. This is a very convenient proofing solution for mathematicians and enables the use of LaTeX in all stages of the publishing cycle: authoring – submission – reviewing – production – proofing.

Content innovation

Mathematical journals by Elsevier have the following content enhancing features to support you in communicating research more effectively, increasing the value of your articles and engaging your readers.


When you publish with Elsevier you receive a share link for your published article. For 50 days you can freely share your published article across all your networks. 
Additionally, your published article can be found and cited by your peers through:

  • Scopus: the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings has twice as many titles and over 50% more publishers listed than any other A&I database.
  • ScienceDirect: combining authoritative, full-text scientific, technical and health publications with smart, intuitive functionality where over 15 million researchers can browse through more than 2,500 journals. A Mathematics article is downloaded every 2 seconds on ScienceDirect!.
  • Research4Life: central to our goal of achieving universal access to scientific, technical and medical research information. Elsevier contributes over a quarter of the nearly 50,000 peer reviewed resources in Research4Life, encompassing ScienceDirect and Scopus. In 2014, there were over 3.9 m Research4Life article downloads from Elsevier's ScienceDirect.
  • Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network. Make your own fully-searchable library in seconds, cite as you write, and read and annotate your PDFs on any device. Showcase your work on your profile and assess the impact of your research.


12 million articles and 11,000 books are currently available on ScienceDirect. We work in partnership with CLOCKKSS, the Dutch National Library and Portico as well as maintaining our own digital archive. Read more.

Founded in 1580, the original House of Elzevir published an estimated 2,000-3,000 titles, including Descartes' Geometrica, Viètes' Opera Mathematica, and Galileo Galilei's Discorsi e Dimostrazioni Matematiche, Intorno a Due Nuove Scienze (Two New Sciences). We have retro-digitized historical and important works such as these in our Heritage Collection. Opera Mathematica is the collected works by François Viète, one of the innovators in the standardization of algebra and is available to download for free.

Ethics in Research & Publication Program

We actively strive to uphold quality by raising awareness of ethical and copyright issues, and developing relevant tools and services. We have established, in collaboration with an independent panel of experts in research and publishing ethics, the Ethics in Research & Publication Program, offering young researchers advice on how to avoid misconduct and recommended reading about research and publication ethics. Read more.

Community Support

On an annual basis we donate more than US $100,000 to support the global mathematics community through conference sponsorships and prizes together with research and project funding. Read more.