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Information for Authors


Manuscripts should be submitted in either Word or LaTeX format through the journal's submission site: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/imammb

Professor Oliver E Jensen
School of Mathematics
University of Manchester
Oxford Road
Manchester M13 9PL

Professor John R King
School of Mathematical Sciences
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham NG7 2RD

Professor James P Keener
Department of Mathematics
University of Utah
155 South 1400 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0009

Authors may not submit papers that are under consideration for publication elsewhere.


The Harvard system of references, giving the surname of the author(s) and year of publication in the text, should be used. Each listed reference should begin with the authors' surnames followed by initials, the year, and the title of the work. Then, for a journal article, the journal name (abbreviated in accordance with Mathematical Reviews ), volume number, and inclusive page numbers should follow, while, for a book, the title, the editor (if applicable), the place of publication, and publisher should be stated.


It is a condition of publication in the Journal that authors assign copyright to Oxford University Press (“OUP”). 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 publications provided that the Journal is acknowledged as the original place of publication, and OUP is notified in writing and in advance. Upon receipt of accepted manuscripts at Oxford Journals authors will be invited to complete an online copyright licence to publish form.

Please note that by submitting an article for publication you confirm that you are the corresponding/submitting author and that OUP may retain your email address for the purpose of communicating with you about the article. You agree to notify OUP immediately if your details change. If your article is accepted for publication OUP will contact you using the email address you have used in the registration process. Please note that OUP does not retain copies of rejected articles.

Offprints : The publisher will supply free electronic access to the corresponding author of an article when it is published online. Printed offprints may be ordered at extra cost using the Oxford Journals Author Services site. You will be sent a link to this site by the production office once your paper has been accepted.

Orders from the UK will be subject to the current UK VAT charge.

For orders from elsewhere in the EU you or your institution should account for VAT by way of a reverse charge. Please provide us with your or your institution’s VAT number.


Submission of manuscripts in LaTeX

For submission of TeX manuscripts, Mathematical Medicine and Biology strongly recommends the use of its TeX template (click here ). All TeX related files should be submitted to the journal, such as the .bib, .sty, and .bst files.

References should be supplied in standard IMA format using \bibitem and the bibliography environment.

Authors are asked to use the LaTeX tags like \ref, \cite, etc., for the automatic referencing to figures, tables, reference citations, etc. If these are not used, the manuscript will be held up in acceptance and pre-production stages.

Authors of accepted papers will be asked to provide the LATEX source files of their paper. In preparing the paper, please use the standard article.cls file and when sending the source file for submission, please ensure that all the macros used to write your paper accompany the manuscript. Please do not forget to send your accompanying .bib or .bst files with your main .tex file.

Please carefully follow all of the usual instructions to authors as detailed above however, text width should be set to 30 picas (126mm) and the page depth to 46 picas (195mm). It is very important that your references follow the correct referencing system (further information can be found above).

Submissions of manuscripts in Word format

Manuscripts can also be submitted using Microsoft Word, however please note this journal does not accept Microsoft Word 2007 documents at this time. Please use Word's "Save As" option to save your document as an older (.doc) file type.

Preparing your manuscript

Format: The title page should include the name, affiliation and address of each author, and a short abstract. Each section, including the introduction, should be numbered, with equations numbered, for example (2.1), (2.2), etc. Nonstandard notation should be explained in the text, and footnotes should be avoided.

Figures: Prepare your figures at publication quality resolution, using applications capable of generating high-resolution files (800 d.p.i. for line drawings and 300 d.p.i. for colour and half-tone artwork). The printing process requires your figures to be in this format if your paper is accepted and printed. For useful information on preparing your figures for publication, go to http://cpc.cadmus.com/da . Prepare any other files that are to be submitted for review, including any supplementary material.

All figures submitted to the journal in colour will be published in colour online at no cost (unless the author specifically requests that their figures be in black and white online). Authors may choose to also publish their figures in colour in the print journal for £350 per figure: you will be asked to approve this cost in an e-mail after your article is accepted for publication. You will be issued an invoice at the time of publication. Figure captions and legends must be suitably worded to apply to both the print and online versions of the article.

Style: For specific information regarding style, please refer to the IMA style guide .

Crossref Funding Data Registry

In order to meet your funding requirements authors are required to name their funding sources, or state if there are none, during the submission process. For further information on this process or to find out more about the CHORUS initiative please click here .


For information about this journal's policy, please visit our Author Self-Archiving policy page.


Mathematical Medicine and Biology authors have the option to publish their paper under the Oxford Open initiative; whereby, for a charge, their paper will be made freely available online immediately upon publication. After your manuscript is accepted the corresponding author will be required to accept a mandatory licence to publish agreement. As part of the licensing process you will be asked to indicate whether or not you wish to pay for open access. If you do not select the open access option, your paper will be published with standard subscription-based access and you will not be charged.

Oxford Open articles are published under Creative Commons licences. Authors publishing in MMB can use the following Creative Commons licence for their articles:

• Creative Commons Attribution licence (CC-BY)

Please click here for more information about the Creative Commons licences.

Open Access charges
If you choose the Open Access option you can pay the Open Access charges using our Author Services site. This will enable you to pay online with a credit/debit card, or request an invoice by email or post. The open access charges applicable are:

Regular charge - £1750/ $2800 / €2275
List B Developing country charge* - £875 / $1400 / €1135
List A Developing country charge* - £0 /$0 / €0
*Visit our Developing Countries page for the full list of qualifying countries

Please note that these charges are in addition to any colour/page charges that may apply.

Orders from the UK will be subject to the current UK VAT charge. For orders from the rest of the European Union, OUP will assume that the service is provided for business purposes. Please provide a VAT number for yourself or your institution and ensure you account for your own local VAT correctly.

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