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Guide for authors

As ERA is getting migrated to Open Access, EditFlow will stop accepting submissions on October 15, 2021. Future submissions will be at the journal’s New Site.

Ever since ERA was created by the American Mathematical Society in 1995, the journal has been serving well the community, with its full contents free of charge for both readers/libraries and authors. This has been an extraordinary contribution to the community by AMS and AIMS for over 20 years. To ensure the sustainability of the journal, ERA will be Open Access beginning in 2022. However, any article submitted in 2021 will not result in APC.


(1) Each citation and reference in your manuscript must play an essential role.  (2) An explanation for each reference must be clearly integrated into the narrative of your manuscript.  (3) Do not cite any reference if your paper is not affected without it.

Initial Submission

Click EditFlow to SUBMIT an article. Contact editflow@msp.org with technical problems.

Consideration of a submission requires that it has not been previously published, is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, and will not be submitted for publication elsewhere while ERA is considering it nor after it is accepted for publication by ERA.

For each submission, the handling editor is to make a recommendation based on referee’s reports and either editor in chief will make decisions.

Manuscript Preparation

AIMS strongly prefers that authors use the AMS-LaTeX macro package. All author-created TeX macros and macro packages used in the paper must be included with the submission. Only standard TeX fonts can be used: Computer Modern, AMSFonts, and LaTeX symbol fonts. PostScript graphics in EPS (Encapsulated PostScript) format can be included and should be sent as separate files. The preferred macro package for including EPS graphics files is the LaTeX graphicx package. A LaTeX document can invoke this package by using


followed by


for each EPS graphic file. Additional graphics instructions are also available.

Each paper requires an abstract not exceeding 200 words summarizing the techniques, methods and main conclusions. To facilitate key words searching and indexing, all manuscripts shall contain AMS subject classification information and key words. In order to read the changes suggested by our copy editors, you may need to use the latest Adobe Reader

After a paper has been accepted

The authors should follow the guidelines on the page https://www.aimsciences.org/journal/A0000-0004/ERANew_Tex to prepare the final file and copyright form.

Contributions to this journal are published free of charge.

Web Access

Electronic Research Archive is published by AIMS and is available free of charge as service to the mathematical community.


How to write and publish a math paper
This presentation may serve as a guide for junior researchers to improve the composition of their first articles. Use of this guide could increase the chances that an article resonates with peers and referees and garners more success overall.

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