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Transactions of the American Mathematical Society

Published by the American Mathematical Society, the Transactions of the American Mathematical Society (TRAN) is devoted to research articles of the highest quality in all areas of pure and applied mathematics.

ISSN 1088-6850 (online) ISSN 0002-9947 (print)

The 2020 MCQ for Transactions of the American Mathematical Society is 1.43.

What is MCQ? The Mathematical Citation Quotient (MCQ) measures journal impact by looking at citations over a five-year period. Subscribers to MathSciNet may click through for more detailed information.



All articles submitted to this journal are peer-reviewed. Transactions of the AMS has a single anonymous process in which the reviewers know who the authors of the manuscript are, but the authors do not have access to the information on who the peer reviewers are. The AMS uses Centralized Manuscript Processing for initial submissions to AMS journals. Papers submitted to Transactions of the AMS (to be published in either Transactions of the AMS or Transactions of the AMS, Series B) should exceed 15 printed pages in length. The preferred method of submission is to upload a PDF file using the Initial Manuscript Submission form

An alternate method is to send one copy of the paper to the following address:

Centralized Manuscript Processing
Transactions of the AMS
201 Charles Street
Providence, Rhode Island
02904-2213 USA

If a paper copy is being forwarded to the AMS, the following information is required with the submission (note that all contact information, particularly email addresses, must be supplied to avoid delay):

  • Name of the journal to which the paper is submitted
  • Name of the corresponding author
  • Contact information including email address and mailing address
  • The author should suggest an appropriate Editor to review the paper. If the author cannot determine the appropriate editor, they should submit the paper to the managing editor.

No paper that has been previously published, or is being considered for publication elsewhere, should be submitted to the American Mathematical Society, nor may a paper that is under consideration by the American Mathematical Society be submitted elsewhere.

Included with the footnotes to the paper should be the 2020 Mathematics Subject Classification representing the primary and secondary subjects of the article. 

The AMS Author Resource Center provides TeX Resources, the AMS Style Guide, the Mathematics Subject Classification, and further useful tools for preparing your manuscript. Journal abbreviations used in bibliographies are available for download.

After Acceptance

Once a paper has been accepted for publication, authors should follow the online Submission Instructions.

All authors must submit the Consent to Publish. All authors must agree regarding the Copyright Agreement. If the article is to be published in one of the AMS Open Access journals, authors must agree which Creative Commons License will be selected. Authors are encouraged to use AMS-prepared style files in preparing their papers.

Useful Tools

An abstract is required; it should be at least one complete sentence and at most 300 words. The AMS offers free worldwide access to the electronic abstracts. No abstracts appear in the printed journal starting in 1998.