Submission Preparation ChecklistAs 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.
The article is an original work, has not been published
before, and is not currently under consideration for
publication in another journal (or an explanation has been
provided in Comments to the Editor):
This submission is not a revision of an earlier
submission which is still under consideration (revisions of
earlier submissions must be uploaded via the ‘Author Upload’
boxes on the ‘Review’ and ‘Editing’ pages for the earlier
The authors listed on the paper each contributed to the
production of the work, and there is no other person who
contributed and who might wish to be listed as an author;
The authors are aware of and agree to the policy of the Australian Mathematical Publishing Association Incorporated that articles in the printed issues will be made freely accessible to the public five years after publication;
The article contains no defamatory or unlawful statements and does not infringe the right of any third party;
Where necessary to reproduce copyright material, written permission has been obtained (copies attached) from the copyright holder, and appropriate acknowledgment has been made to the original source.
Please ensure that the submitted document is in Adobe pdf format, and that the following is included in the Submission Metadata:
all authors, with their ORCID;
Keywords to indicate the main topics in the submission;
Subjects that is, appropriate Mathematics Subject
Classification codes (for the codes, see
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Abstracts of PhD Theses
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License to Publish (LTP)
Papers can be published with Green Open Access or Gold Open Access. If the research was funded by a Coalition S funder and subject to Plan S, then we recommend the Gold Open Access option which is compliant with Plan S. If there is no connection to Plan S, then these issues do not arise and either Green or Gold Open Access can be chosen.
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