Münster Journal of Mathematics | Instructions for authors

Submitting a Manuscript

Manuscripts may be submitted to any member of the Editorial Board, preferably by e-mail as a PDF file. The first page should contain the title of the paper, authors' names and addresses, with e-mail addresses if possible, a title and a brief but informative abstract. Authors have the choice to keep the copyright of their articles.
Please do not submit source files for manuscripts until requested to do so. However, when papers are accepted, LaTeX source files will be needed. Please keep formatting macros to a minimum, to make conversion of files more accurate. Do not worry about chapter headings, running titles, bad page breaks, etc. and avoid adding extra space and using glue to improve the appearance of the manuscript. Please ensure that the material has been carefully proof-read and that all input and style files used are made available to the publishers.

Preparing your file for publication

Once your paper has been accepted for publication in the MJM, we ask our authors to format it using our style files. For an ordinary LaTeX file, this should not be very difficult. The style files for the Münster Journal of Mathematics are based on the amsart style file. They can be obtained here.
The two style files needed: mjm.cls and mjm.sty.
A short LaTeX example: mjm_ex.tex and mjm_ex.pdf.
Please note that we have updated these files in November 2015.

Figures and graphics

Figures created via a graphics package should be saved in encapsulated PostScript (EPS) format. A separate file for each graphic should be submitted. In a LaTeX document EPS files may be incorporated into the LaTeX file by using one of the standard macro packages. Please don't supply figures in pdf format.


Tables should be numbered and referred to by number in the text.


Footnotes should be kept to a minimum and be as brief as possible.


References should be collected at the end of the paper and numbered in alphabetical order of the authors' names. Titles of journals should be abbreviated as in Mathematical Reviews. Some examples can be found here. The Mathematical Reviews provide a free web service at http://www.ams.org.mref/ where references can be put into this standard format.