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.
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.
The AMS Author and Editor Packages were designed to be used within an existing TeX system. You must have the following installed:
- TeX (available as freeware or shareware, or from commercial TeX vendors)
- LaTeX (including AMS-LaTeX extensions
- AMSFonts (if using extra symbols)
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
- supplementary instructions
- 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.
- 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.