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Quarterly Journal of Mathematics 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 The Quarterly Journal of Mathematics can use the following Creative Commons licence for their articles:
• Creative Commons Attribution licence (CC BY)

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You can pay 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 - £1850/ $3000 / €2450
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Third-Party Content in Open Access papers
If you will be publishing your paper under an Open Access licence but it contains material for which you do not have Open Access re-use permissions, please state this clearly by supplying the following credit line alongside the material:

Title of content
Author, Original publication, year of original publication, by permission of [rights holder]

This image/content is not covered by the terms of the Creative Commons licence of this publication. For permission to reuse, please contact the rights holder.


Papers are invited on subjects of Pure Mathematics and its applications, and should be emailed to qjm-editors@maths.ox.ac.uk or addressed to The Editors, Quarterly Journal of Mathematics, Mathematical Institute, Andrew Wiles Building, University of Oxford, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6GG. References should be listed at the end of each paper in alphabetical order of authors' names, consecutively numbered and referred to in the text by number, [1] etc.The Editors as a rule will not wish to accept material that they cannot see their way to publish within twelve months.

While every care is taken of manuscripts submitted for publication, the Publisher and the Editors cannot hold themselves responsible for any loss or damage.

Authors are advised to retain a copy of anything they may send for publication.

Authors of papers printed in the Quarterly Journal will recieve the URL of the article free of charge to distribute, with an option to buy offprints at reasonable prices.

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 Oxford University Press ("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.

In consideration of this provision, the publisher supplies the first named author with free online access to the article. If authors wish to order any offprints or copies of the issue in which their paper will appear, they can do so when signing their licence online.
It is the author's responsibility to obtain permission to reproduce verbal or visual material from copyright source.


Details of all funding sources for the work in question should be given in a separate section entitled 'Funding'. This should appear before the 'Acknowledgements' section.

The following rules should be followed:

  • The sentence should begin: ‘This work was supported by …’
  • The full official funding agency name should be given, i.e. ‘National Institutes of Health’, not ‘NIH’ (full RIN-approved list of UK funding agencies) Grant numbers should be given in brackets as follows: ‘[grant number xxxx]’
  • Multiple grant numbers should be separated by a comma as follows: ‘[grant numbers xxxx, yyyy]’
  • Agencies should be separated by a semi-colon (plus ‘and’ before the last funding agency)
  • Where individuals need to be specified for certain sources of funding the following text should be added after the relevant agency or grant number 'to [author initials]'.

An example is given here: ‘This work was supported by the National Institutes of Health [AA123456 to C.S., BB765432 to M.H.]; and the Alcohol & Education Research Council [hfygr667789].


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


If you would like to submit your papers in LaTeX, please use article.cls and when sending the source files for submission, please ensure that all the macros used to write your paper accompany the manuscript.
If you have any questions about the use of this file in preparing your paper, please contact jnls.cust.serv@oup.com

Upon final acceptance of your paper please send in your source file and all macros via e-mail to:

If authors are planning to send source files by e-mail, could they also include a postscript or PDF version of their paper.


In order to meet your funding requirements authors are required to name their funding sources in the manuscript. For further information on this process or to find out more about the CHORUS initiative please click here.

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