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Ethical Guidelines and AMS Journal Policies

A quality journal publishing program adds value to the manuscripts submitted to it by providing quality control and by improving content and presentation, dissemination, and archiving. The AMS has developed guidelines and best practices for all journal stakeholders including editors, reviewers, authors, and readers.

These guidelines, procedures, and policies cover materials that are submitted, in review, accepted for publication, or already appearing in AMS Journals.

Author Name Changes
The AMS will facilitate author name changes after publication. More . . .
Authorial Integrity Policy
This document is intended as an overview of AMS's policies and procedures related to authorial integrity and integrity of research and data, meaning intellectual honesty and personal responsibility for distinguishing between the work of others and one's own work. More . . .
Authorship Policy
Per the 2015 statement from the AMS Committee on the Profession, authors are traditionally listed in alphabetical order. More . . .
AMS Process for Filing, Investigating, Communicating Results, and Appealing Claims
Any individual is entitled to make a formal claim that a violation of a policy has occurred. More . . .
Removal of Offensive Material Policy
Offensive images and other materials are not appropriate for publication in AMS publications. More . . .
AMS Reviewer Rights and Responsibilities
Reviewers are obliged to treat the author and the manuscript with respect. More . . .
Guidelines for Journal Editors
Every submission will be acknowledged within a short period of time. More . . .
Open Access
AMS Open Access provides unrestricted electronic access to AMS peer-reviewed scholarly research. More . . .
Copyright Policy
Authors must grant the AMS specific permission to publish their work (i.e., a formal "consent to publish"). More . . .
Accessibility and AMS Online Content
The mission of the AMS is to connect the global mathematical community. An important aspect is disseminating mathematical research as widely as possible. Simply making the content widely available, however, does not mean it is widely accessible by all readers. There are particular challenges to displaying mathematics content online. The AMS has undertaken several initiatives to meet these challenges, and is working continuously to adapt to new standards, technologies, and expectations. More . . .
Policy on Making Changes to Articles After Publication
For journals that are published both in print and electronically, articles are electronically published individually after proof is returned from authors and before appearing in an issue. To preserve the integrity of electronically published articles, once an article is individually published on the AMS website, changes cannot be made in the article.  More . . .