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Mathematical Control & Related Fields

Guide for authors

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MCRF is a rapid publication of research work on mathematical control theory in a considerably broad sense (see Aims and Scope). All contributions must be original research papers or invited surveys of expository nature of the highest quality.

Review Procedures All papers will undergo a thorough peer review unless the subject matter of the paper does not fit the Journal, in which case, it will be returned promptly to the author. Every effort will be made to secure a quick decision and a rapid publication if accepted.

Submission Procedure All papers must be submitted electronically in PDF format to one of the Editors in Chief listed below though the submission page

Editors in Chief:
Xu Zhang, email address:;
Enrique Zuazua, email address:

You may suggest two associate editors who are familiar with the topic to handle your paper. The list of all associate editors and their homepages are posted on the Editorial Board.

Submission of a manuscript is a representation that the work has not been previously published, has not been copyrighted, is not being submitted for publication elsewhere, and that its submission has been approved by all of the authors and by the institution where the work was carried out. Furthermore, it indicates that any person cited as a source of personal communications has approved such citation, and that the authors have agreed that the copyright in the article shall be assigned exclusively to the publisher upon acceptance of the article.

Manuscripts should be in English and must meet common standards of usage and grammar and should be typed on one side of 8.5 X 11in (21.5 X 28cm) white paper, double-spaced, with 5 in. of text width. Number each page. Page 1 should contain the title, authors' names and complete affiliations. Place any footnotes to the title at the bottom of Page 1. Each paper requires an abstract not exceeding 200 words summarizing the techniques, methods, and main conclusions. AMS subject classifications must accompany all articles and must be placed at the bottom of Page 1 before any other footnotes. Electronic mail addresses can be placed at the very end of the paper.

After a paper is accepted, author(s) may prepare their files using AIMS journals templates and provide high resolution figures (if any) to ensure a speedy quality production.

The authors of all accepted papers should retrieve a Consent to Publish and Copyright Agreement Form, fill it out, sign it, and email the pdf of a scanned copy to, fax the signed form to (417) 351-3204, or send the hard copy to American Institute of Mathematical Sciences, P.O. Box 2604, Springfield, MO 65801-2604, USA.

Equations should be centered with the number placed in parentheses at the right margin.

Figures must be drafted in high resolution and high contrast on separate pieces of white paper in a form suitable for photographic reproduction and reduction.

References should be listed alphabetically, typed, and punctuated according to the following examples: 
1.   S. N. Chow and J. K. Hale, "Methods of Bifurcation Theory," Springer-Verlag, New York, 1982.
2.   J. Serrin, Gradient estimates for solutions of nonlinear elliptic and parabolic equations, in "Contributions to Nonlinear Functional Analysis" (ed. E. H. Zarantonello), Academic Press (1971). 
3.   S. Smale, Stable manifolds for differential equations and diffeomorphisms, Ann. Scuola Norm. Sup. Pisa Cl. Sci., 18 (1963), 97--116.

For journal abbreviations used in bibliographies, consult the list of serials in the latest Mathematical Reviews annual index.

Manuscripts typeset using AmSTeX (amsppt) or AmS-LaTeX (amsart) can move much more quickly through the production process, hence these two TeX forms are strongly recommended to authors for preparing their manuscripts.

Contributions to this journal are published free of charge. 
Please also note that MCRF does not offer reprints.

At AIMS, we do everything we can to have your article reach as many interested readers as possible, and we encourage authors to do the same. Please consider sharing a link to your article on relevant social media such as ResearchGate and LinkedIn.

Author Self-Archiving Policy: Author_Self-archiving.doc

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