Since 1960, we aim to publish high-quality, peer-reviewed mathematics journals and foster collaborations and relationships within the community to ensure that our mathematics program is meeting the needs of the mathematics community today and in the future.

We support, collaborate and engage partnerships to continuously improve our services and drive innovation and developments that are unique to the mathematics community.

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Did you know Elsevier offers a range of benefits for Reviewers?

MathJax on ScienceDirect

Elsevier has integrated MathJax into ScienceDirect to enable high-quality, crisp display of mathematical symbols and equations. Seamlessly incorporated in the surrounding text, our ScienceDirect readers will experience an improved online presentation of the author’s work.

Also supported on tablets and smartphones, MathJax offers a better online reading experience for mathematical equations and symbols. It is possible to customise display to meet specific needs, and magnify equations for a closer look of scripts, primes and hats. MathJax works with MathML, the W3C standard for mathematics on the web, to enable copy and paste of equations into other programs.

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Survey on Type Set Models

In seeking to enrich our offerings to the community, and to ensure your research is clearly communicated, we asked for feedback on typeset models. We conducted a survey, between 4th and 18th December 2012, and sought feedback relating to typeset models’ readability of text, appearance of formulae, and general spacing on a page.

11,300 recent contributors to Elsevier mathematics and statistics journals were invited to complete a survey rating 5 different typeset models 1,316 authors completed the survey, giving a response rate of 12%.

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Initiatives and Collaborations

MathSciNet® (owned by the American Mathematical Society)

We have now put in place a daily feed of all newly published articles of our mathematics journals to MathSciNet®, which means the bibliographic data are now available in MathSciNet® within a week of publication.

STIX Fonts
The STIX Font Creation project is a collaborative effort established in 1995 by Elsevier and five other scientific publishers to develop a set of computer-displayable fonts for mathematics and other special characters used in STM publishing. Development is currently underway for the next release of the STIX fonts which will include support for LaTeX.

Elsevier supports MathJax for "beautiful math in all browsers"; a joint project of the American Mathematical Society, Design Science, Inc., and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

We believe authors should be able to distribute their accepted manuscripts for their personal needs and interests, e.g. posting to their websites or their institution's repository, or e-mailing to colleagues. Therefore, authors also retain the right to post their own version of their accepted manuscript in the arXiv subject repository and publish in one of our journals.

Elsevier 's article submission process supports LaTeX, the document prep system preferred by many mathematicians. Visit the Elsevier LaTeX pages intended to support journal authors who are writing their manuscripts in LaTeX.

Perpetual Preservation of Scholarly Content

Did you know that Elsevier ensures the discoverability, accessibility and long-term usability of your content? Here is what happens to your research after acceptance:


Elsevier receives 65,396 submissions annual submissions to mathematics journals. Of these, 16,868 articles are accepted and processed for publication. Our average acceptance rate is 24%. This results in the production and publication of 241,874 editorial pages.

Once your article is accepted, it is produced into a PDF and professional typesetters generate metadata and convert its text into XML/MathML. This allows your article to be indexed, retrieved, and reused in multiple formats over time.

  • Work from supplied sources to draft the publication in the typesetting model of the journal.
  • Correct grammar and spelling errors. However, guidelines for editing at mathematics journals are unique. Over-editing is avoided, preventing unintentional change the mathematical meaning of your work.
  • Carefully check each equation where your manuscript font and the journal format differ. This is to identify any change in spacing between words and formulae.

Editors' Feedback

Since 1960, we have been developing our mathematics journals program by establishing constructive partnerships with the community. Feedback from Editors has been a key factor in the development of our mathematics journal program as well as our initiatives to address the needs of the community.

Especially throughout 2012, the Editors of our mathematics journals have been invaluable with their constructive feedback and we would like to thank them for their continued input and support.

Read some of the Editors' feedback on our recent initiatives »