Author Guidelines


The Bulletin welcomes submissions where the final published length is 20 pages or fewer. Survey articles are also considered regardless of length. If you are submitting a survey article, please begin the title of your paper with the words ’SURVEY ARTICLE’ in capital letters.

For full details on how to submit a paper to the Journal, please go to the web page https://www.lms.ac.uk/publications/blms-submit

Papers likely to be outside the page range of the Journal may instead be submitted to one of the sister journals as follows:

The subject coverage of the LMS periodicals ranges across a broad spectrum of mathematics, covering the whole of pure mathematics together with some more applied areas of analysis, mathematical physics, theoretical computer science, probability and statistics. The current Editorial Board reflects predominantly pure interests, but the Society wishes to encourage a spread to more applicable areas and will consider papers submitted in areas of mathematics not covered by existing Board members.

The corresponding author will be sent a free-access URL to the online article once it is published in Early View.

Copyright and Open Access

If your paper is accepted, the author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Author Services; where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be able to complete the license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper.

For authors signing the Copyright Transfer Agreement

If the OnlineOpen option is not selected the corresponding author will be presented with the Copyright Transfer Agreement to sign. The terms and conditions of the Copyright Transfer Agreement can be found in the PDF here. Please do not complete this PDF until you are prompted to login into Author Services as described above.

Note to Contributors on Deposit of Accepted Version

Authors are permitted to self-archive the peer-reviewed (but not final) version of the Contribution on the Contributor’s personal website, in the Contributor’s company/institutional repository or archive, and in certain not for profit subject-based repositories such as PubMed Central as listed at the following website: http://olabout.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-820227.html.

There are separate arrangements with certain funding agencies governing reuse of this version as set forth at the following website: http://www.wiley.com/go/funderstatement.

The Contributor may not update the accepted version or replace it with the published Contribution.

For authors choosing OnlineOpen

If the OnlineOpen option is selected the corresponding author will have a choice of the following Creative Commons License Open Access Agreements (OAA):

  • Creative Commons Attribution License OAA
  • Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License OAA
  • Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial -NoDerivs License OAA

To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please visit the Copyright FAQs hosted on Wiley Author Services http://exchanges.wiley.com/authors/faqs---copyright-_301.html and visit http://www.wileyopenaccess.com/details/content/12f25db4c87/Copyright--License.html.

If you select the OnlineOpen option and your research is funded by certain funders [e.g. The Wellcome Trust and members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) or the Austrian Science Fund (FWF)] you will be given the opportunity to publish your article under a CC-BY license supporting you in complying with your funder requirements.

For more information on this policy and the Journal’s compliant self-archiving policy please visit: http://www.wiley.com/go/funderstatement.