ifb - Instructions for authors


IFB summary

Submission of manuscripts

Articles may be submitted electronically to the Editorial Office according to the instructions below, and also in hard copy by sending four clear copies, together with the original of any illustrations. Original illustrations will be returned to the authors only if requested. To ease review authors may also send two copies of their own unpublished work to which relevant reference is made in the paper submitted. Articles may also be submitted through any Editorial Board member, who may be consulted by intending authors through their addresses existing on the journal web page.

The Journal publishes original contributions and occasional survey articles. Intending authors of such surveys should first consult an Editorial Board member. Authors may not submit papers that are under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Each article should have an introduction that is accessible to a wide readership taking into account the interdisciplinary nature of the journal and should include a clear conclusion. The abstract should be a short, clear synopsis of the paper. It should be written as one paragraph, mathematical formulas should be avoided, and it should not contain displayed mathematical equations or tabular material.

Format of manuscript

The Journal strongly encourages authors to make available LaTex files for typesetting purposes. Upon final acceptance of your paper you will be asked to e-mail all source files and macros, together with postscript or pdf files, to the editorial office at ifbj@ptmat.fc.ul.pt.

To prepare the article, authors are advised to use the journal’s TeX template ifb-template.tex (right-click the link and select ‘save link target as’ to download) and follow the sample file: ifb-template.pdf,.

The title page should include the name, affiliation and address (together with e-mail address) of each author and a short abstract. The author to whom proofs should be sent should be marked as the corresponding author.

Footnotes should be avoided.

Figures should be sent as EPS file (encapsulated postscript), or as fair copy on paper, suitable for direct photographic reproduction without major reduction.

All figures, tables, etc. should be numbered, with the insertion place clearly indicated.

References should be listed at the end of the manuscript in the form: authors' surnames followed by name initials, title of paper, journal title (abbreviated in accordance with Mathematical Reviews), volume number, year of publication in brackets, and page numbers. For books, indicate also the publisher. The reference list should be arranged in alphabetical order. Items not cited in the text should not appear in the list.

Copyright and Offprints

It is a condition of publication in the Journal that authors assign copyright to the European Mathematical Society. This ensures that requests from third parties to reproduce articles are handled efficiently and consistently and will also allow the article to be as widely disseminated as possible. In assigning copyright, authors may use their own material in other, non-commercial publications provided that the Journal is properly acknowledged as the original place of publication.

Authors of papers published in the Journal will be entitled to a pdf file of their contribution. Copies of offprints may be purchased in batches of 50 if ordered in advance of production of the corresponding issue, but no later than when the proofs are returned. Prices are available on request from the publisher (info@ems-ph.org).