Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society




Peter Jørgensen and Michael White
School of Mathematics and Statistics
Newcastle University

List of Editorial Advisers

Obituaries Editor:
N. H. Bingham

Aims and Scope

Since 1969 the Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society has been publishing significant research across the whole range of pure mathematics, together with some more applied areas of analysis, theoretical computing, and mathematical physics. The articles that appear in the Bulletin are of high quality, are well written and appeal to a broad mathematical audience. The Bulletin concentrates on the publication of shorter research articles (20 pages or fewer), authoritative survey articles (of any length), and occasional biographical articles on the lives and achievements of distinguished mathematicians. From 2016, the Bulletin no longer publishes book reviews.

Journal information

The Bulletin is a hybrid journal with standard subscription access as the default, and an Open Access option. For a summary of publishing rights, open access and archiving policies for the Bulletin, please see this fact sheet.

Guidelines for submission

Papers can be submitted electronically; see here for details.

When preparing the paper for submission, consider using lms.cls. Upon acceptance, authors will agree to assign copyright to the Society. See sample copyright form.


This journal is compliant with the RCUK (Research Councils of the United Kingdom) Policy on Access to Research Outputs. Click here for details.

Subscription information

from Oxford University Press.

Published papers available online

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Open Access funding (UK)

We recommend that authors apply now for funding to pay open access Article Processing Charges (APCs) also on research grants already passed. Some UK universities have already agreed to pay APCs for such papers.

Mathematics is unlike other science subjects in that peer review is slow and the paper may be accepted for publication some time after the research grant has finished. This puts mathematicians at the back of the queue when it comes to having both a paper and the corresponding APC funding ready for open access publishing. Future money will probably be allocated by subject and dependent in part on the initial uptake and interest in applying for APCs.  If payment is not allocated, then you may still make your paper freely available in the form accepted for publication, but not the final version of record.

The long-term future of the journals and the income they provide to the London Mathematical Society is dependent on receiving revenue through subscriptions or through APCs. We recommend getting involved as early as possible to help with a smooth and sustainable transition to open access publishing for the journals.

A summary of open access and archiving policies and publishing rights for the Bulletin can be found here.

Further details

The Bulletin was founded in 1969. It is published bi-monthly with articles published individually on line prior to appearing in a printed issue. The journal is owned by the London Mathematical Society and is typeset, printed and distributed on our behalf by Oxford University Press.

If you have further enquiries about the journal, please contact Susan Hezlet, the LMS Publisher, at hezlet@lms.ac.uk.

Please visit the Oxford Journals website for information regarding prices and subscriptions. All sales enquiries should be made to jnls.cust.serv@oxfordjournals.org.

Statement on Pricing Policy

The Society recognizes the importance of the dissemination of mathematical knowledge and the issues of rising costs, growth in research output and falling library budgets. The Society will retain the objective of increasing its support for mathematical activities and consequent benefits to the mathematical community in the UK and internationally. Within these parameters, the Council of the Society will apply a fair and reasonable pricing policy with respect to its publications.

Ethical Policy

The London Mathematical Society has recently adopted an ethical policy for its journals, including guidance on the expected behaviour of authors, referees and editors. The full policy can be found here.