Standards for publishing in GADM and publishing policy
From GADM's Editors: the kind of papers we publish
- Applicable. The topic and the results of the paper should be at least potentially applicable. The Editors reserve the right to give priority to articles in which applications are documented.
- Mathematics. The paper must address mathematical problems, with an advance in mathematical methods as the main contribution. We do not publish papers that are focused on applications without a clear mathematical contribution.
- Motivation. The subject of the paper should be properly motivated, and its significance should normally be demonstrated by a short review of previous research. Any introduction of a new technique, method, definition etc. should be justified. For example, if a new method is introduced, arguments for its advantage over standard methods should be presented.
- Length and completeness. As a rule, we do not publish short notes or work in progress. The paper should be essentially complete, with no obvious extensions omitted.
Minimum and maximum number of printed pages for each manuscript:
Minimum: 7 pages
Maximum: 20 pages
- Relation to previous work. It is expected that authors are familiar with the state of the art in the topic of their paper. This should be reflected in the list of references, as well as in the body of the paper.
- Substance. We do not accept incremental improvements of a previously published work with the same or different authors. Obvious generalizations or straightforward improvements to standard methods are unlikely to be accepted.
- Similarity to other works. Upon receipt, each submission is screened for its similarity to previously published (or accepted) papers by the same author(s) or others, whether or not these papers are cited as references. Submissions with an unacceptable degree of similarity with other work(s) will not be published, and the Editors reserve the right to notify interested parties in these circumstances.
- Referees. When we receive a submission, it is first reviewed briefly by the Editor-in-Chief and members of the Editorial Board. The paper can be rejected at this stage if it is written carelessly or in a non-acceptable style, if it is out of the current scope of GADM, or if it does not satisfy the criteria listed above. Otherwise, at least two referees will normally be invited to provide written evaluations of the article. The policy of GADM is to ask the most competent people in the relevant field to review each submission. The authors can help by suggesting potential referees (as an answer to a question in the online submission system) but we will not invite them if there are more appropriate reviewers available.
- Submissions that have been rejected elsewhere. The number of highly competent referees for a particular topic is limited, and so there is a possibility that a paper will be considered by a referee who reviewed the same submission for a different journal. If an author wants to make a case, the best strategy is to give the name(s) of the journal(s) where the paper has been rejected, and to send us the reports. In this way, the author can increase the chance of acceptance and possibly reduce the waiting time.
- Survey papers. As a rule, GADM publishes original results, but exceptionally we consider surveys in certain rapidly growing topics. It is advisable to contact the Editor-in-Chief before submitting a survey.
Instructions for authors
How to prepare articles
The articles should be written in English language only.
The style of writing must meet usual standards for mathematical papers.
Papers written in a careless manner will not be accepted, independently of their mathematical contents.
Read more: Publishing standards
Authors are requested to use LaTeX or TeX in preparation of their articles, preferably in a LaTeX template that can be downloaded here.
To be able to process the document made using the template file, the document class file "DU.cls" is required which can be downloaded here. Specific style guidelines can be downloaded .
Regardless of a typesetting system, the output must be a pdf file.
How to submit articles
To submit a paper, the author has to be registered in the site.
The registration is easy, it takes a few minutes, and once being registered, an author can submit papers any time in future with registered login email and password.
If there are multiple authors, the author who submits the paper will be regarded as the corresponding author, and his/her registered email address will be used for correspondence related to the submission.
Only pdf files can be submitted
Further details about online submission can be found in the Author menu, which becomes available upon logging in the site.
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The corresponding author can see the current status of a submission by logging in the site and choosing 'Your submissions' from