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Instructions to Authors

Please note that the journal encourages authors to complete their copyright licence to publish form online


Manuscripts must be submitted online. Once you have prepared your manuscript according to the instructions below please visit the online submission web site. Instructions on submitting your manuscript online can be viewed here.

Manuscripts should be prepared carefully according to the Chicago Manual of Style, fifteenth edition. The most important rule of good style is to be consistent throughout a manuscript. Manuscripts accepted for publication must conform strictly to these style guidelines, and the editor reserves the right to make appropriate changes. If a manuscript is not in suitably usable condition, the editor reserves the right to postpone or refuse publication or request retyping. A limited number of articles in French and German may be accepted for publication. Authors should note that, once accepted, these will not be edited for language by the publisher.

An abstract, not exceeding 125 words, should clearly and succinctly summarize the article. The abstract should appear on a page of its own following the title page. The abstract should include the central question addressed by the article, findings, and conclusions.

Manuscripts should be prepared using the TeX class file (available here as a .zip file, accompanied by notes on usage), and should be double-spaced, including text, tables, figure captions, and references. Italicize court cases and nonnaturalized words of foreign origin. Otherwise, please use italics sparingly. Do not use boldface text or all capitals except for acronyms. Acknowledgments should be placed as an unnumbered author's note at the end of the manuscript. Please keep such notes brief. Main headings within the manuscript should be centered on the page and typed entirely in capitals. Subheads within main headings should be typed flush to the left margin in italicized capital and lowercase letters. Please see our FAQ for more detailed instructions and troubleshooting of LaTeX submissions.

Applied Mathematics Research eXpress uses the Chicago Manual of Style’s author-date text citation style (rather than footnotes). Please refer to the Manual for detailed instructions on documentation style.

Language Editing Particularly if English is not your first language, before submitting your manuscript you may wish to have it edited for language. This is not a mandatory step, but may help to ensure that the academic content of your paper is fully understood by journal editors and reviewers. Language editing does not guarantee that your manuscript will be accepted for publication. If you would like information about one such service please click here. There are other specialist language editing companies that offer similar services and you can also use any of these. Authors are liable for all costs associated with such services.


Please be aware that the requirements for online submission and for reproduction in the journal are different: (i) for online submission and peer review, please upload your figures either embedded in the word processing file or separately as low-resolution images (.jpg, .tif, .gif or.eps); (ii) for reproduction in the journal, you will be required at revised submission stages to supply high-resolution .tif files (1200 d.p.i. for line drawings and 300 d.p.i. for color and half-tone artwork) or high-quality printouts on glossy paper. We advise that you create your high-resolution images first as these can be easily converted into low-resolution images for online submission. For useful information on preparing your figures for publication, go to

Color illustrations are accepted, but the authors will be required to contribute $600 per figure to the cost of their reproduction unless a waiver is obtained from the editorial office. Orders from the UK will be subject to a the current UK VAT charge. For orders from elsewhere in the EU you or your institution should account for VAT by way of a reverse charge. Please provide us with your or your institution’s VAT number.Illustrations for which color is not essential can be reproduced as black and white images in the print journal and, additionally, in color as online supplementary material. This option is not subject to color charges. Authors should indicate clearly that they would like to take up this option in the covering letter. The availability of additional color images as supplementary material should be mentioned where relevant in the main text of the manuscript. Instructions on how to submit color figures as supplementary material can be viewed here.

Please note that all labels used in figures should be in upper case in both the figure and the caption. The journal reserves the right to reduce the size of illustrative material.

The number of illustrations should be kept to a minimum. Captions for figures should be listed on a separate sheet. All tables must bear a title. Footnotes may be used in the tables but not in the text.

Online-Only Color Option

Applied Mathematics Research Express announces the launch of the Online-Only Color option, beginning for all articles accepted after April 1, 2009. All figures submitted to the journal in color will be published in color online at no cost (unless the author specifically requests that the figures be in black and white online). Authors may choose to also publish their figures in color in the print journal for $600 per figure, as described above. Color figures must have a resolution of at least 300 dots per inch at their final size. Authors who opt to publish black and white in print should submit just one figure legend that works for both color and grayscale. Colour can be paid for online using the Author Services site; this system also allows authors to request an invoice for charges in addition to other services such as ordering offprints and copies of the issue in which their paper appears.


This Journal takes publication ethics very seriously. If misconduct is found or suspected after the manuscript is published, the journal will investigate the matter and this may result in the article subsequently being retracted.

Third-Party Content in Open Access papers

If you will be publishing your paper under an Open Access licence but it contains material for which you do not have Open Access re-use permissions, please state this clearly by supplying the following credit line alongside the material:

Title of content; author; original publication; year of original publication; by permission of [rights holder].

This image/content is not covered by the terms of the Creative Commons licence of this publication. For permission to reuse, please contact the rights holder.


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It is a condition of publication in the Journal that authors grant an exclusive licence to the Journal, published by Oxford University Press. This ensures that requests from third parties to reproduce articles are handled efficiently and consistently and will also allow the article to be as widely disseminated as possible. In assigning the licence, authors may use their own material in other publications provided that the Journal is acknowledged as the original place of publication, and Oxford University Press is notified in writing and in advance.

Upon receipt of accepted manuscripts at Oxford Journals authors will be invited to complete an online copyright licence to publish form.

Please note that by submitting an article for publication you confirm that you are the corresponding/submitting author and that Oxford University Press ("OUP") may retain your email address for the purpose of communicating with you about the article. You agree to notify OUP immediately if your details change. If your article is accepted for publication OUP will contact you using the email address you have used in the registration process. Please note that OUP does not retain copies of rejected articles.


At the point of submission, Applied Mathematics Research Express' policy requires that each author reveal any financial interests or connections, direct or indirect, or other situations that might raise the question of bias in the work reported or the conclusions, implications, or opinions stated - including pertinent commercial or other sources of funding for the individual author(s) or for the associated department(s) or organization(s), personal relationships, or direct academic competition. When considering whether you should declare a conflicting interest or connection please consider the conflict of interest test: Is there any arrangement that would embarrass you or any of your co-authors if it was to emerge after publication and you had not declared it?

As an integral part of the online submission process, Corresponding authors are required to confirm whether they or their co-authors have any conflicts of interest to declare, and to provide details of these. If the Corresponding author is unable to confirm this information on behalf of all co-authors, the authors in question will then be required to submit a completed Conflict of Interest form to the Editorial Office. It is the Corresponding author’s responsibility to ensure that all authors adhere to this policy.

If the manuscript is published, Conflict of Interest information will be communicated in a statement in the published paper.


Details of all funding sources for the work in question should be given in a separate section entitled 'Funding'. This should appear before the 'Acknowledgements' section.

The following rules should be followed:

  • The sentence should begin: ‘This work was supported by …’
  • The full official funding agency name should be given, i.e. ‘National Institutes of Health’, not ‘NIH’ Grant numbers should be given in brackets as follows: ‘[grant number xxxx]’
  • Multiple grant numbers should be separated by a comma as follows: ‘[grant numbers xxxx, yyyy]’
  • Agencies should be separated by a semi-colon (plus ‘and’ before the last funding agency)
  • Where individuals need to be specified for certain sources of funding the following text should be added after the relevant agency or grant number 'to [author initials]'.

An example is given here: ‘This work was supported by the National Institutes of Health [AA123456 to C.S., BB765432 to M.H.]; and the Alcohol & Education Research Council [hfygr667789].’


Permission to reproduce copyright material, for print and online publication in perpetuity, must be cleared and if necessary paid for by the author; this includes applications and payments to DACS, ARS and similar licencing agencies where appropriate. Evidence in writing that such permissions have been secured from the rights-holder must be made available to the editors. It is also the author's responsibility to include acknowledgements as stipulated by the particular institutions. Oxford Journals can offer information and documentation to assist authors in securing print and online permissions: please see Guidelines for Authors. Information on permissions contacts for a number of main galleries and museums can also be provided. Should you require copies of this then please contact the editorial office of the journal in question or the Oxford Journals Rights department Oxford Journals Rights department.


Supporting material that is not essential for inclusion in the full text of the manuscript, but would nevertheless benefit the reader, can be made available by the publisher as online-only content, linked to the online manuscript. The material should not be essential to understanding the conclusions of the paper, but should contain data that is additional or complementary and directly relevant to the article content. Such information might include more detailed methods, extended data sets/data analysis, or additional figures.

It is standard practice for appendices to be made available online-only as supplementary material. All text and figures must be provided in suitable electronic formats. All material to be considered as supplementary material must be submitted at the same time as the main manuscript for peer review. It cannot be altered or replaced after the paper has been accepted for publication, and will not be edited. Please indicate clearly the material intended as supplementary material upon submission. Also ensure that the supplementary material is referred to in the main manuscript where necessary, for example as "(see Supplementary material)" or "(see Supplementary Figure 1)."


Applied Mathematics Research Express authors have the option to publish their paper under the
Oxford Open initiative; whereby, for a charge, their paper will be made freely available online immediately upon publication. After your manuscript is accepted the corresponding author will be required to accept a mandatory licence to publish agreement. As part of the licensing process you will be asked to indicate whether or not you wish to pay for open access. If you do not select the open access option, your paper will be published with standard subscription-based access and you will not be charged.

Oxford Open articles are published under Creative Commons licences. Authors publishing in Applied Mathematics Research Express can use the following Creative Common licence for their articles:

• Creative Commons Attribution licence (CC BY)

Please click here for more information about the Creative Commons licences.

You can pay Open Access charges using our Author Services site. This will enable you to pay online with a credit/debit card, or request an invoice by email or post. The open access charges applicable are:

Regular charge - £1850 / $3000 / €2450
Reduced Rate Developing country charge* - £925 / $1500 / €1225

Free Developing country charge* - £0 / $0 / €0

*Visit our developing countries page (click here for a list of qualifying countries).

Please note that these charges are in addition to any colour charges that may apply.

Orders from the UK will be subject to the current UK VAT charge. For orders from the rest of the European Union, OUP will assume that the service is provided for business purposes. Please provide a VAT number for yourself or your institution, and ensure you account for your own local VAT correctly.

Please see these guidelines for reuse of Oxford Open content.


In order to meet your funding requirements authors are required to name their funding sources, or state if there are none, during the submission process. For further information on this process or to find out more about the CHORUS initiative please click here.