Mathematical Methods in the Applied Sciences
© John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Editor-in-Chief: Wolfgang Sprößig
Impact Factor: 1.002
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 90/254 (Mathematics Applied)
Online ISSN: 1099-1476
For additional tools visit Author Resources - an enhanced suite of online tools for Wiley Online Library journal authors, featuring Article Tracking, E-mail Publication Alerts and Customized Research Tools.
OnlineOpen – Wiley’s Open Access Option
Choosing OnlineOpen makes your article open access and freely available to all on Wiley Online Library, including those who don’t subscribe to the journal. OnlineOpen fulfils funding agency mandates that require grantees to archive the final version of their article. Wiley will also immediately deposit your OnlineOpen article in PubMed Central and PMC mirror sites. The cost for OnlineOpen is US$3,000, which can be paid by the author, the author's funding agency, or the author's institution.
Mathematical Methods in the Applied Sciences operates an online submission and peer review system that allows authors to submit articles online and track their progress via a web interface. Please read the remainder of these instructions to authors and then visit http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/mma and navigate to the Mathematical Methods in the Applied Sciences online submission site. IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created.
All papers must be submitted via the online system.
File types. Preferred formats for the text and tables of your manuscript are .doc, .docx, .rtf, .ppt, .xls.
LaTeX source files may be submitted (using file designation: "Supplementary Material Not for Review") provided that an .eps or .pdf file (fonts included, no type 3 fonts, file designation: "Main Document") is provided in addition to the source file. LaTeX class files are available for this journal by following this link. A link is also available under the “Special Features” heading. Authors are strongly encouraged to use these class files. Figures may be provided in .tiff or .eps format.
Non-LaTeX users. Editable source files must be uploaded at this stage. Tables must be on separate pages after the reference list, and not be incorporated into the main text. Figures should be uploaded as separate figure files.
LaTeX users. When submitting your revision you must still upload a single .pdf (fonts included, no type 3 fonts) that you have generated from your revised source files. Again, you must use the File Designation "Main Document" from the dropdown box. In addition you must upload your TeX source files. For all your source files you must use the File Designation "Supplemental Material not for review". Previous versions of uploaded documents must be deleted. If your manuscript is accepted for publication we will use the files you upload to typeset your article within a totally digital workflow.
COPYRIGHT AND PERMISSIONS
If your paper is accepted, the author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Author Services; where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be able to complete the license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper.
For authors signing the copyright transfer agreement
If the OnlineOpen option is not selected the corresponding author will be presented with the copyright transfer agreement (CTA) to sign. The terms and conditions of the CTA can be previewed in the samples associated with the Copyright FAQs below:
CTA Terms and Conditions http://exchanges.wiley.com/authors/faqs---copyright-_301.html
For authors choosing OnlineOpen
If the OnlineOpen option is selected the corresponding author will have a choice of the following Creative Commons License Open Access Agreements (OAA):
- Creative Commons Attribution License OAA
- Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License OAA
- Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial -NoDerivs License OAA
To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please visit the Copyright FAQs hosted on Wiley Author Services http://exchanges.wiley.com/authors/faqs---copyright-_301.html and visit http://www.wileyopenaccess.com/details/content/12f25db4c87/Copyright--License.html.
If you select the OnlineOpen option and your research is funded by certain funders [e.g. The Wellcome Trust and members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) or the Austrian Science Fund (FWF)] you will be given the opportunity to publish your article under a CC-BY license supporting you in complying with Wellcome Trust and Research Councils UK requirements. For more information on this policy and the Journal's compliant self-archiving policy please visit: http://www.wiley.com/go/funderstatement.
Submission of a manuscript will be held to imply that it contains original unpublished work and is not being submitted for publication elsewhere at the same time.
The language of the journal is English. 12-point type in one of the standard fonts: Times, Helvetica, or Courier is preferred. It is not necessary to double-line space your manuscript. Tables must be on separate pages after the reference list, and not be incorporated into the main text. Figures and tables, should be uploaded as separate figure files.
- During the submission process you must enter the full title, short title of up to 70 characters and names and affiliations of all authors. Give the full address, including email, telephone and fax, of the author who is to check the proofs.
- Include the name(s) of any sponsor(s) of the research contained in the paper, along with grant number(s) .
- Enter an abstract of up to 250 words for all articles [except book reviews]. An abstract is a concise summary of the whole paper, not just the conclusions, and is understandable without reference to the rest of the paper. It should contain no citation to other published work.
- Include up to eight keywords that describe your paper for indexing purposes.
Introduction. Each paper must contain an introduction that explicitly addresses the following questions in a concise and colloquial manner:
- What is the problem?
- Why is the problem important both in terms of mathematics and application?
- What has been done so far on the problem?
- What is the main contribution of the paper on the problem in terms of mathematics and application?
- Why is the contribution original?
- Why is the contribution non-trivial?
We also require:
- All the related works and issues are completely and carefully discussed.
- All the previous relevant MMA papers are properly cited and discussed.
- All the theorem are rigorously proved (no sketch allowed, the editor will decide whether it is too long).
- All the important definitions/theorems/algorithms are illustrated by well-chosen examples.
Reference style. References should be cited in the text by number within square brackets and listed at the end of the paper in the order in which they appear in the text. All references must be complete and accurate. If necessary, cite unpublished or personal work in the text but do not include it in the reference list. Where possible the DOI * for the reference should be included at the end of the reference. Online citations should include date of access. References should be listed in the following style:
Lee H-C, Shin BC. Piecewise optimal distributed controls for 2D Boussinesq equations. Mathematical Methods in the Applied Sciences . 2000; 23 (3):227-254. DOI: 10.1002/mma.354.
Mizohata S. The Theory of Partial Differential Equations. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge; 1973: 1-22.
*The Digital Object Identifier (DOI) is an identification system for intellectual property in the digital environment. Developed by the International DOI Foundation on behalf of the publishing industry, its goals are to provide a framework for managing intellectual content, link customers with publishers, facilitate electronic commerce, and enable automated copyright management.
Illustrations. Upload each figure as a separate file in either .tiff or .eps format, with the lead author's name, the figure number and the top of the figure indicated. Compound figures e.g. 1a, b, c should be uploaded as one figure. Tints are not acceptable. Lettering must be of a reasonable size that would still be clearly legible upon reduction, and consistent within each figure and set of figures. Where a key to symbols is required, please include this in the artwork itself, not in the figure legend. All illustrations must be supplied at the correct resolution:
- Black and white and colour photos - 300 dpi
- Graphs, drawings, etc - 800 dpi preferred; 600 dpi minimum
- Combinations of photos and drawings (black and white and colour) - 500 dpi
Colour policy. The cost of printing colour illustrations in the Journal may be charged to the author. If colour illustrations are supplied electronically in either TIFF or EPS format, they may be used in the PDF of the article at no cost to the author, even if this illustration was printed in black and white in the Journal. The PDF will appear on the Wiley Online Library website.
Search Engine Optimization for Your Paper. Consult our SEO Tips for Authors page in order to maximize online discoverability for your published research. Included are tips for making your title and abstract SEO-friendly, choosing appropriate keywords, and promoting your research through social media.
Further information. For accepted manuscripts the publisher will supply proofs to the corresponding author prior to publication. This stage is to be used only to correct errors that may have been introduced during the production process. Prompt return of the corrected proofs, preferably within two days of receipt, will minimise the risk of the paper being held over to a later issue. Once your article is published online no further amendments can be made. Free access to the final PDF offprint of your article will be available via Author Services only. Please therefore sign up for Author Services if you would like to access your article PDF offprint and enjoy the many other benefits the service offers. There is no page charge to authors.
Author Resources. Manuscript now accepted for publication?
If so, visit out our suite of tools and services for authors and sign up for:
- Article Tracking
- E-mail Publication Alerts
- Personalization Tools
Cite EarlyView articles. To link to an article from the author’s homepage, take the DOI (digital object identifier) and append it to "http://dx.doi.org/" as per following example:
DOI 10.1002/hep.20941, becomes http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hep.20941.
News and Diary. News and Diary on forthcoming meetings, publications, legislation and new products are invited and should be sent to the Editor-in-Chief.