Journal of Graph Theory

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Editors-in-Chief: Paul Seymour and Carsten Thomassen

Impact Factor: 0.629

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 147/312 (Mathematics)

Online ISSN: 1097-0118

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Online Submission Instructions

Journal of Graph Theory is now receiving submitted manuscripts online at .

All manuscripts should now be submitted online. To submit a manuscript, launch your web browser and go to

Check for an existing user account by entering your email address in the space beneath the box that reads "Password Help." You may have an existing account if you've ever refereed or submitted a Journal of Graph Theory paper. If you do not find an existing account, create a new account by clicking on the words "Create Account" in the top right corner of the screen. Instructions are posted under the heading "Resources" on the login page and also within the site itself. Please be sure to read them carefully. If you experience difficulty during the submission process, please contact the editorial office.

File Format Instructions for Online Submission

Please submit your manuscript as a PDF file (with all figures and tables embedded. This will be used for reviewing purposes. LaTeX files and figures may also be submitted now, or they could be uploaded later on. When uploading your files, please designate the PDF file as "Main Document."


To ensure the highest print quality, your figures must be submitted in EPS or PS format according to the following minimum resolutions:

  • 1200 dpi (dots per inch) for black and white line art (simple bar graphs, charts, etc.)
  • 300 dpi for halftones (black and white photographs)
  • 600 dpi for combination halftones (photographs that also contain line art such as labeling or thin lines)

Vector-based figures (e.g., figures created in Adobe Illustrator) should be submitted in EPS format.


In addition to the above resolution guidelines, color figures must be submitted in a CMYK colorspace. Do not submit color figures as RGB.


Do not submit figures in any of the following formats: JPG, GIF, PSD, CRD, PCT, PPT, PDF, XLS, DOC, BMP, 123 (or other Lotus formats).

At the end of a successful submission, a confirmation screen with manuscript number will appear and you will receive an e-mail confirming that the manuscript has been received by the journal. If this does not happen, please check your submission and contact the editorial office.

Form of Manuscript:

The full name, affiliation, and mailing address of each author must accompany the contribution. All articles are to be submitted in English and each must be accompanied by a brief descriptive abstract. Symbols should not be used in the title. We strongly request authors to append all omitted details for the benefit of the referees to facilitate the refereeing process.

All color figures will be reproduced in full color in the online edition of the journal at no cost to authors. Authors are requested to pay the cost of reproducing color figures in print. Authors are encouraged to submit color illustrations that highlight the text and convey essential scientific information. For best reproduction, bright, clear colors should be used. Dark colors against a dark background do not reproduce well; please place your color images against a white background wherever possible.

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References: The references should be numbered in alphabetical order, with all journals abbreviated as in Mathematics into Type . Reference citations in the text are indicated by Arabic numerals in square brackets [1], [2],.... References should be styled in accordance with the reference style of AMS (American Mathematical Society). The forms of a typical reference to a journal article [1], an article in a book or conference proceedings [2], or a book [3] are as follows.

[1] B. Grunbaum and G. C. Shephard, Edge-transitive planar graphs, J. Graph Theory 11 (1987), 141–156.

[2] R. C. Read and W. T. Tutte, "Chromatic polynomials," Selected Topics in Graph Theory III L. W. Beineke and R. J. Wilson,(Editors), Academic Press, New York (1988), pp. 15–42.

[3] J. L. Gross and T. W. Tucker, Topological Graph Theory, Wiley, New York, 1987.

No article can be published unless accompanied by a signed publication agreement, which serves as a transfer of copyright from author to publisher. The signed agreement should be sent to the JGT Editorial Office. A publication agreement may be obtained from the editor or the publisher. A copy of the publication agreement appears in most issues of the journal. Only original papers will be accepted and copyright in published papers will be vested in the publisher. It is the author's responsibility to obtain written permission to reproduce material that has appeared in another publication.

Proofs and Reprints

Proofs: Authors will receive proofs which should be corrected and returned to the publisher within 48 hours of receipt. No substantial new material may be inserted in the text at the proofreading stage.

Electronic Proofing: In order to expedite the publication and on-line posting of articles in Wiley Online Library, the Journal of Graph Theory now offers electronic proofing. Corresponding authors with e-mail addresses will be sent page proofs and instructions in pdf format via e-mail.

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