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Journal overview:

Aims and Scope

Published by the American Mathematical Society since 1900, Transactions of the American Mathematical Society is devoted to research articles in all areas of pure and applied mathematics. To be published in the Transactions, a paper must be correct, new, and significant. Further, it must be well written and of interest to a substantial number of mathematicians. Piecemeal results, such as an inconclusive step toward an unproved major theorem or a minor variation on a known result, are in general not acceptable for publication. Papers of less than 15 printed pages that meet the above criteria should be submitted to the Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society. Published pages are the same size as those generated in the style files provided for AMS-LaTeX.

Peer Review

All articles appearing in this journal are peer reviewed by external reviewers. Editors may reject papers without external review that are not suitable for publication in the journal due to reasons such as subject matter or clear weaknesses in scientific content or presentation style. Transactions of the AMS has adopted a double-anonymous peer-review model in which both authors and referees of a given article remain anonymous to each other. Questions about the initial submission process should be directed to

Submission information:

Information can be found on the journal's Submission for Peer Review page.

Digitized archive:

The AMS Journals Digitization Project has established a complete digital archive of the back issues of the Transactions of the American Mathematical Society from 1900 to 1995. All of these back issues are freely available electronically with fully searchable content. The digitization of the back issues of the Transactions was made possible through the generous support of an anonymous donor. To access this material click on "All Issues: 1900-Present."

Copying and reprinting:

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Excluded from these provisions is material for which the author holds copyright. In such cases, requests for permission to reuse or reprint material should be addressed directly to the author(s). Copyright ownership is indicated in the notice in the lower right-hand corner of the first page of each article.

Publishing cycle:

Transactions of the American Mathematical Society is published monthly with articles electronically published individually to the AMS website before appearing in an issue. Transactions is also accessible electronically from the Transactions landing page.

Indexing and archiving notes:

This journal is indexed in Mathematical Reviews®, Zentralblatt MATH, Science Citation Index®, Science Citation Index—Expanded, ISI Alerting Services, CompuMath Citation Index®, and Current Contents®, Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences. This journal is archived in Portico and CLOCKSS.


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Offprint information:

Offprints are provided free of charge in electronic form to all authors. A downloadable and printable PDF version of each article is available from the AMS website following print publication. Notification email containing access information is sent to all authors as soon as an issue is published in print. This electronic delivery system provides authors with permanent electronic access to their published material.


Any inquiries concerning a paper that has been accepted for publication that cannot be answered via the manuscript tracking system should be sent by email or by postal mail to the Electronic PrePress Department, American Mathematical Society, 201 Charles Street, Providence, RI 02904-2213 USA.