prims - Instructions for authors

PRIMS summary

Submission of manuscripts

Authors are encouraged to submit their manuscripts, according to the instructions below, directly to the Editorial Office:

Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences
Kyoto University
Kyoto 606-8502

e-mail: prims [at]

Articles may be submitted electronically, and also in hard copy by sending two clear copies, together with a letter of submission containing the following information:
  • Name of author(s) together with email address(es); indication of the corresponding author
  • Complete mailing addresses
  • Title of paper
  • Number of pages
  • Date of submission
  • 2020 Mathematics Subject Classification representing the subjects of the article
  • Key words describing the subject matter of the article

Submission of a manuscript implies that the work described has not been published before and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Format of manuscript

In case the paper is accepted for publication, the Journal strongly encourages authors to make available LaTex files for typesetting purposes. To prepare the article, use the journal’s LaTeX document class file prims.cls (right-click the link and select ‘save link target as’ to download) and follow the sample file: prims-sample.tex, prims-sample.pdf.

The title page should include the name, affiliation and address (together with email address) of each author, a short abstract, the 2020 Mathematics Subject Classification (e.g., Primary 16G10; Secondary 16G20, 16G21) and key words. A list of the subject classifications above, as well as the journal abbreviations for the references, can be found in the annual index of Mathematical Reviews.

Footnotes should be avoided.

To avoid distortion from rescaling, figures must not be wider than 125 mm. They should be sent as EPS file (encapsulated postscript).

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: author(s), title of paper, journal title (abbreviated in accordance with Mathematical Reviews), volume number, year of publication in parentheses, 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. Checking your manuscript with MRef is encouraged.


The author(s) will be granted an opportunity to correct the galley proofs once before publication. Excessive changes will be charged.

Copyright and Offprints

It is a condition of publication in the Journal that authors assign copyright to the Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Kyoto University. 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 (