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Author Guidelines

To submit articles to the ANZIAM Journal, authors must first be registered with our journal management system as both readers and authors. The form to register with the ANZIAM Journal is at Authors should also ensure they have and supply an ORCID.
The journal is typeset from LaTeX. If accepted and when requested authors must send the final LaTeX source. The editor reserves the right to return to authors poorly presented material for appropriate revision, or even to reject a paper on TeXnical grounds.
The manuscript must be typeset in the standard LaTeX article [12pt,a4paper] style and page size, or use the template and style file linked here. Standard sectioning, numbering, spacing and equation commands must be used throughout. Avoid defining macro commands to replace or modify standard LaTeX or its packages. We abhor any use of forced spacing commands in the text. Authors must use the label and ref commands to reference equations, sections, figures, etc. Sound LaTeX advice is given online here
The title should be a short and clear statement on what is achieved by the article. If the title is long, supply also a shortened version of the title not exceeding 40 characters for a running header.
An abstract not exceeding about 300 words must be included in the manuscript. Many browsers will only see the title and the abstract so these must be crafted with care. The abstract must be composed of a few succinct and plain sentences addressing:
  • what you have done;
  • why it is important;
  • how others will use your results.
The web site uses MathJax so use \ ( ...\ ) and \ [ ...\ ] for mathematics in the abstract, not dollars.
Video Abstract
For the online journal, we are happy to attach a short and small (<10Mbyte) video of you highlighting your article. Address the same points as the abstract. Submit the video as a Supplementary file.
Use the Introduction to summarise your research in more detail and to place it in the context of international work. Use as little technical language as possible. Elaborate on:
  • what exactly is your research and its results?
  • why was it done?
  • what is needed to understand it?
  • how is it presented?
Typeset using the bibitem and cite commands. As in the plain LaTeX bibliography style (although the electronic part encourages Harvard style), references are normally cited using the Vancouver style: that is, in the text by giving the appropriate number in square brackets. The citation (the number in the brackets) must not form part of the meaning of the sentence: that is, avoid incongruities such as "in [2]", "by [3]" or "see [5]".

The bibliography normally should be in alphabetical order by name of the first author, preceded by a reference number in square brackets. Also, to help connect the web of science and ensure maximum visibility for your work, for each article in your references please provide where possible:

  • the DOI of the article (preferred);
  • a URL to the title/abstract page of the article (as provided by many publishers);
  • the Maths Review MR number;
  • the Zentralblatt reference number.
An index to terms occurring in the paper may be included, but only if constructed via the LaTeX index command.
Figures must be typeset within a figure environment using either the LaTeX picture environment, pdf, jpeg or postscript. Note that each page of the electronic journal is A5 size, so each figure must not be complicated. Please use colour appropriately in your figures. Generate the figures at about the size they are to be reproduced. Do not override default font size. For example, in Matlab:
  • simplest is to invoke subplot('position',[.2 .2 .55 .55])
  • or for graphics to appear side by side then subplot(3,3,1)
  • or more logical instead is to set(gcf,'paperposition',[1 1 6 4]) if you use inches
  • or if you use centimetres, use set(gcf,'paperposition',[2 2 14 10]])
You may like to include interactive 3D plots; see possible instructions. Put the caption below the figure.
Put the caption above the table. Use the table environment. Avoid using vertical lines. Usually use only three horizontal lines: one either side of the headings for each column; and one at the bottom of the table. Higham [Handbook of writing for the mathematical sciences, 2nd edition, p.91] says "Only essential information should be included in a table. Omit data whose presence cannot be justified and state only as many digits as are needed (this number is often surprisingly small)." For example, when reporting errors, report at most two significant digits (any more that two digits in errors will be brutally truncated by our layout editor).
Use the SI system of units. Typeset abbreviated units in roman font and separated from the number by a thin space; for example, $g=9.8\,\text{m/s}^2$. Separate fully named units from the number by a non-breaking space; for example, one year is $12$~months.
Appropriate hypertext links and references may be included using the standard hyperref package.
Special effects
Colour images, movies, sounds and executable demonstrations may be published with the manuscript at the discretion of the editors.
Write well
I suggest you learn from these authors:Similar to CUP, we "recommend that authors have their manuscripts checked by an English language native speaker before submission; this will ensure that submissions are judged at peer review exclusively on academic merit. [CUP list here] a number of third-party services specialising in language editing and/or translation, and suggest that authors contact them as appropriate".


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in Adobe PDF file format.
  3. This submission is NOT a revision of an earlier submission. Revisions of earlier submissions must be uploaded via the "Author Upload" boxes on the "Review" and "Editing" pages for the earlier submission.
  4. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.

Copyright Notice

In these notes, the Australian Mathematical Publishing Association Incorporated, Cambridge Journals Online, Cambridge University Press, and the ANZIAM Journal are abbreviated to AMPAI, CJO, CUP, and the Journal.

Copyright is held by AMPAI. Under the standard arrangement, the article will be made freely accessible to the public five (5) years after publication. Alternatively, for an initial fee of $USD600, immediate open access under a creative commons license will be provided on the CUP online platform.

  1. The Journal's policy is to acquire copyright for as many articles as possible, for two reasons:
    1. ownership of copyright by one central organisation tends to ensure maximum international protection against unauthorised use;
    2. it also ensures that requests by third parties to reprint or reproduce a contribution, or part of it, are handled efficiently and in accordance with a general policy that is sensitive both to any relevant changes in international copyright legislation and to the general desirability of encouraging the dissemination of knowledge.
  2. Copyright acts in various countries confer 'moral rights' on authors. In some cases, an author's 'right of paternity', that is the right to be properly credited whenever the work is published (or performed or broadcast), must be asserted in writing.
  3. Notwithstanding the assignment of copyright in their contribution, all authors retain the following non-transferable rights:
    1. The right to post the abstract and a link to the online edition of the journal at CJO or at the Journal website.
    2. The right to post the definitive version of the contribution as published at CJO (in PDF or HTML) in the Institutional Repository of the institution in which they worked at the time the paper was first submitted, no sooner than two years after first publication of the paper in the journal, subject to file availability and provided the posting includes a prominent statement of the full bibliographical details, a copyright notice in the name of the copyright holder (AMPAI or another body, as appropriate), and a link to the online edition of the journal at CJO. Inclusion of this definitive version after two years in Institutional Repositories outside of the institution in which the author worked at the time the paper was first submitted will be subject to the additional permission of CUP on behalf of AMPAI (not to be unreasonably withheld).

      Articles published in the electronic part (including conference proceedings) are not to be lodged in another freely accessible repository, instead authors and repositories must link direct to the online abstract page.

      NHMRC policy on the dissemination of research findings (19 Sept 2012) includes the following relevant question and answer. If I publish my article in an Open Access journal ..., do I also need to submit the article/manuscript to my institutional repository?
      No. If the ... article is openly accessible via the publisher?s website ..., it is sufficient to just make the article metadata available in the institutional repository and provide a link to the site where the print version is available.

    3. The right to make hard copies of the article or an adapted version for their own purposes, including the right to make multiple copies for course use by their students, provided no sale is involved.
    4. The right to reproduce the paper or an adapted version of it in any volume of which they are an editor or an author, but otherwise permission must be sought from CUP. Permission will automatically be given to the publisher of such a volume, subject to normal acknowledgement.
  4. CUP (on behalf of AMPAI) will use its best endeavours to ensure that any direct request received to reproduce a contribution, or a substantial part of it, in another publication (which may be an electronic publication) is approved by the contributor before permission is given. Multiple authors should nominate one author only to respond to such requests.
  5. CUP co-operates in various licensing schemes that allow material to be photocopied within agreed restraints (e.g., the CCC in the USA and the CLA in the UK). Any proceeds received from such licenses, together with any proceeds from sales of subsidiary rights in the Journal, directly support its continuing publication.
  6. It is understood that in some cases copyright will be held by the contributor's employer. If so, CUP (on behalf of AMPAI) requires exclusive permission to deal with requests from third parties, on the understanding that any requests received from third parties will be handled in accordance with paragraphs 4 and 5 above (note that approval will be sought for the proposed use from the contributor, not the employer).
  7. If a contribution includes textual or illustrative material not in your copyright and not covered by fair use/fair dealing, permission must be obtained from the relevant copyright owner (usually the publisher or via the publisher) for the nonexclusive right to reproduce the material worldwide in all forms and media, including electronic publication. The relevant permission correspondence must be attached to this form. If in doubt about whether or not permission is required, please consult: the Permissions Controller, Cambridge University Press, The Edinburgh Building, Shaftesbury Road, Cambridge CB2 2RU, UK. Fax: +44 (0)1223 315052. Email:
  8. The information provided on this form will be held in perpetuity by AMPAI for record purposes. The name(s) and address(es) of the author(s) of the contribution may be reproduced in the journal and provided to print and online indexing and abstracting services and bibliographic databases


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