|Journal of Integer Sequences|
The journal is devoted to papers dealing with integer sequences and related topics.
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7. Authors may want to suggest two or three names of possible referees. (Do not suggest members of the editorial board.)
8. Please do not submit additional papers while your current paper is under review. One paper at a time.
9. Any submission claiming to solve a significant open problem (e.g., Goldbach's conjecture; Gilbreath's conjecture; Beal's conjecture; infinitely many twin primes; Riemann hypothesis; 3x+1 or "Collatz" problem) or a major result such as Fermat's last theorem must be preceded by a physical letter (not e-mail) written and signed by a Ph. D. mathematician, with relevant expertise, other than one of the authors, with an appointment at a university, on the letterhead of that university, and sent through ordinary postal mail, stating that he/she has read the paper, understands all the arguments presented in it, and certifies its correctness.
10. By submitting, you certify that you have not already published the same paper (or essentially similar paper) in another journal. (Preprint archives are fine.) Simultaneous submission of the same paper (or essentially similar paper) to another journal (or journals), in addition to JIS, is also not permitted.
11. All submissions should be sent to the editor-in-chief,
We do not read e-mail every day. If you do not receive an acknowledgment from us within fourteen days, then we have not received your paper. Please do not send any inquiries until at least 14 days have passed. In addition, during certain periods (e.g., start of school terms, August, late December to early January) there will likely be no processing of papers.
JIS is completely free for both authors and readers. There are no article processing charges, submission charges, or page charges. Members of the editorial board, including the editor-in-chief, receive no remuneration. The Journal is published with all-volunteer labor. If you have received an invoice to pay for publication, this is a scam! Do not pay it.
Therefore, publishing a paper in JIS requires a higher standard of manuscript preparation than many other journals, which have a large editorial staff to fix problems. We ask that you read our style guide with care and make a real effort to make your paper conform. This also means that if you are not a native English speaker, you will want to find a native English speaker to proofread your paper.
By submitting you agree to follow the guidelines in our LaTeX style guide in the final version of your paper:
If you cannot commit to doing, once your paper is accepted, the minimal work (generally 2-4 hours) required to read the style guide and ensure that your paper conforms, please do not submit.
Papers should be original, of high quality, and should not have been published in any other journal. (However, publication on web sites or e-print servers is explicitly allowed.) All submissions will be refereed. The standards are those of any serious mathematical journal. Papers should be worthy of being reviewed by Mathematical Reviews. Unlike a traditional journal, there are no page limits. Authors should feel free to include as much expository material as they like, provided it adds to the paper and makes it easier to understand. Feel free to submit accompanying documents and files, such as computer programs, Maple or Mathematica worksheets, tables, and so forth. All will be published and accompany your paper.
By publishing a paper in the Journal, authors grant the Journal a perpetual, royalty-free license to publish this paper in any collection of Journal papers in any form. Authors retain the copyright of their submitted papers. Authors may, of course, submit their paper to the Arxiv or any other preprint archive, at any time.
Perhaps in the future, if they reform themselves, we'll join. The DOAJ is, in principle, a good idea.
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Backlog information for Volume 24, 2021, as submitted to the AMS:
Median time from submission to final decision: 137 days
Median time from final acceptance to publication: 2 days
These are median times only and are not guarantees.