Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The BULLETIN of the Australian Mathematical Society aims at quick publication of original research in all branches of mathematics. To ensure speedy publication, only articles which are sufficiently well presented as not to require revision and which are judged by the Editor (often in consultation with an Associate Editor) to be competive are refereed. This policy is in the interests of authors, as a quick rejection is better than a slow rejection. The BULLETIN receives more than five times the material that can be published, therefore there are many commendable papers not accepted. Editorial decisions on acceptance or otherwise are taken quickly, normally within a month of receipt of the paper. Papers are accepted only after peer review.


Section Policies


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Abstracts of PhD Theses

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Peer Review Process

Papers are accepted only after peer review. Manuscripts are accepted for review with the understanding that the same work is not concurrently submitted elsewhere. As even minor revisions are generally not permitted, authors should read carefully all the details listed below. For a paper to be acceptable for publication, not only should it contain new and interesting results but also

  • the exposition should be clear and attractive, and

  • the manuscript should be in publishable form, without revision.

The London Mathematical Society has produced some useful instructions for authors which will help authors with both of these requirements: we link to these here with permission for the convenience of our prospective authors. The American Mathematical Society Web site also has useful information for authors.


Publication Frequency

Cambridge University Press publishes electronically and in print the articles for this journal. Normally two volumes with three issues per volume are published annually.


Open Access Policy

The journal will require subscriptions to access some or all of its contents via Cambridge University Press.
This journal may provide immediate open access to some content published on this website.