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Author Guidelines

  • As of October 2014 all articles must be submitted via This system is no longer accepting submissions.
  • The author should keep all files of the submitted article; the Society will not accept responsibility for any loss.
  • Authors are encouraged to prepare their papers in LaTeX; other forms of electronic source will usually also be useful. Good quality electronic source makes the typesetters' work much easier and so the authors of such source can expect their papers to be dealt with more promptly and with fewer errors. The Journal does not ask for source code until an article has been accepted.
  • Each article should include
    1. 1. a title of no more than one hundred characters in length, including spaces, preferably containing no symbols. If the title is long, provide a shortened form of it, no more than forty characters.
    2. 2. an abstract of not more than 150 words, preferably containing no formulae and no references, and certainly containing no complicated formulae;
    3. 3. American Mathematical Society 2000 Mathematics subject classification numbers and a few Key Words and Phrases.
  • Two alternative styles for references and citations are described below. Authors are requested to use one, and only one, style consistently throughout their typescript.

    Style 1.

    A typical reference in the list of references would be:

      [3] L. Grötschen, `Pseudo-quasi-ergodic theorems', J. Austral. Math. Soc. 4 (1960), 2–3.

    A corresponding reference in the text would be: Grötschen [3]; or [3,4,9]; or Grötschen [3, Theorem 1].

    Style 2.

    A typical reference in the list of references would be:

      [GBP] G. B. Preston, `Pseudo-quasi-ergodic theorems', J. Austral. Math. Soc. 40 (1960), 321–342.

    A corresponding reference in the text would be: Preston [GBP]; or ([GBP, KG, GHL]); or Preston [GBP, Proposition 2].

    In each style, the list of references should be in alphabetical order of surnames of first authors.

    • Each article should include names and full addresses (including email) of all authors. The corresponding author should be identified.
    • Authors should provide diagrams drawn to professional standards (at least 600 dpi). Diagrams in the form of postscript files, or similar, may also be acceptable; the quality, however, should be similar to that obtained by a professional artist.
    • Authors are responsible for proof-reading their papers carefully before submission, and should provide a well written document. The Journal does not send poorly written papers to referees; referees are expected to vouch for the correctness of the mathematics but not of the English and the mathematical typing. Our advice to authors may usefully be consulted before submission.

    Preparing electronic files

    The Journal is prepared in LaTeX and therefore any form of TeX source is useful to the typesetters. We would ask you, however, to avoid the use of non-standard macros which may make the work of the typesetters more difficult.

    Style Files

    The style files of the Journal may be obtained from here. We encourage potential contributors who are using LaTeX to use these style files when preparing the final electronic version of their papers. It should enable them to obtain a much clearer idea of the final appearance of their paper in print.

    Line spacing and margins

    In order to achieve the Journal's requirements for line spacing and margins, it is sufficient to add the following lines to (the preamble of) your LaTeX source document:


    where 'paperwidth' is the width of your paper in centimetres.


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. Submissions are no longer accepted here. Instead submit articles via

Copyright Notice

In these notes, the Australian Mathematical Publishing Association Incorporated, Cambridge Journals Online, Cambridge University Press, and the Journal of the Australian Mathematical Society 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).
    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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