Book Author Resources

The AMS values your contribution as an author and strives to provide you with all the information you need to help make your publication a success. The AMS Book Program concentrates on high-quality expository works, texts, and traditional research publications. By publishing with the AMS, your book will be part of one of the most respectable collections of mathematical literature in the world.


AMS Book Production Steps
Initial Submission | Produce Your Book | Submit Your Book | Post-Publication Information

Produce Your Book

Information for preparation of accepted books and articles

Complete information about the preparation of manuscripts for monographs and articles for proceedings volumes is available from the AMS. Authors of articles for conference proceedings normally receive this information automatically. If you have not received any such information, please contact the Acquisitions Department.

Book Packages

The AMS Author and Editor Packages were designed to be used within an existing TeX system. You must have the following installed:

The AMS strongly encourages you to prepare your article using the appropriate LaTeX author package. You may retrieve a book package for any of the following types of publications:

  • AMS Monographs:


  • AMS Collections & Proceedings volumes:


  • MAA Monographs:


Each .zip file contains:
  • a README file which should be read first
  • an Author Handbook (available separately as a PDF file)
  • guidelines for creating graphics (available separately as a PDF file)
  • style files
  • topmatter templates
  • samples
  • supplementary instructions
Need help with the .zip file?

AMS Author Handbook

Designed to help you prepare your book or article for publication or copublication by the AMS; contains information about all facets of the AMS publication process.

Graphics Guidelines

The Graphics Guidelines provide detailed instructions for creating and preparing graphics for inclusion in a book or article. Following these guidelines will help your projects move quickly through production.

Color Policy
  • Monographs When a monograph includes color graphics, figures should have a resolution of at least 300 pixels per inch when printed at 100%. Ideally, they should be in EPS format; TIFF and JPEG are also acceptable. Note that PostScript is not the same as Encapsulated PostScript; the latter is a subset of the former.
  • Collections and Proceedings The AMS normally does not include color graphics in its proceedings and collection volumes, except in special circumstances. When the Managing Editor and Publisher mutually agree that color graphics are warranted, figures should have a resolution of at least 300 pixels per inch when printed at 100%. Ideally, they should be in EPS format; TIFF and JPEG are also acceptable. Note that PostScript is not the same as Encapsulated PostScript; the latter is a subset of the former.

Consent to Publish and Copyright Agreement

After an article is accepted for publication, the AMS will send out a Consent to Publish Form to all authors of the article. All authors submitting papers to any proceedings volume must give the AMS specific permission to publish the work ("consent to publish") by returning a signed consent form.

Permissions

  • Permission to Use AMS Material: To use material published by the AMS, please contact us.
  • Permission to Use Non-AMS Material: You must obtain written permission for the use of material, including text, graphics, photos, tables, and other art, that comes from any other source.  As soon as your manuscript is accepted for publication, request permissions using the AMS permission form. Send a copy of the letter(s) granting permission to the AMS with your submission.

Technical Support

For expert advice and answers to questions about preparing or submitting your electronic submission after it has been accepted for publication, please contact the AMS Technical Support staff.