Elemente der Mathematik

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Editorial guidelines

Elemente der Mathematik favor publications of the following kind:

  • surveys on important developments in mathematics and its applications,

  • stimulating expositions of more specialized mathematical problems and subjects,

  • reports on mathematical progress and new mathematical methods and applications in other sciences.

Apart from the choice of subjects, the quality of presentation will decide on the suitability of an article for publication in the journal. Without restriction, we endorse the advice given in this context by Mathematics Magazine: Say something new in an appealing way, or say something old in a refreshing way. But say it intelligibly, presuming a minimum of technical vocabulary. A clear and lively style appropriate for the intended audience will substantially further the understanding of the subject matter.

New problems should be submitted together with a solution, and of course should not be offered to another journal simultaneously.

Submission of manuscripts

Authors are kindly asked to submit their manuscripts in English, German, French or Italian online on the web page:

Manuscripts related to the problem section should be sent to:

Dr. Stefan Grieder, Grebelackerstrasse 4, CH-8057 Zürich, Switzerland

Your paper will be refereed in a double-blind review process and thereafter accepted, returned for revision or rejected.

Elemente display a very brief CV of the author(s) and a short introduction of the article's subject; authors will be asked to make suggestions for both.

Submission of a manuscript implies that the work described has not been published before and that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Format of manuscripts

Once your article is accepted, you will be asked to submit it in LaTeX format. Other formats cannot be accepted.

Please avoid the use of style files and macros, and use only standard packages.

The title page should include the name, affiliation and address (together with e-mail address) of each author.

Footnotes should be avoided.

Figures have to be submitted in TikZ format within LaTeX, or in printing quality in pdf, eps, or jpg format. Figure files should not refer to non-standard fonts. Elemente is printed in color. The online version is also in color.

All figures, tables, etc. should be numbered.

References should be listed at the end of the manuscript in the form: author(s), title of paper, journal title (abbreviated in accordance with Mathematical Reviews), volume number, year of publication in parentheses, and page numbers. For books, indicate also the publisher. The reference list should be arranged in alphabetical order. Items not cited in the text should not appear in the list. We recommend to use BibTeX to prepare the list of references.


Authors of papers published in the Journal will be entitled to 30 free offprints, to be shared between authors of joint papers. Extra copies of offprints may be purchased if ordered on the form sent to the corresponding author with the proofs.

Open Access

The Elemente der Mathematik is a Subscribe to Open (S2O) journal, which means that articles may be published open access. There are no author fees or article processing charges associated with this mode of open access. Open access articles are published under the CC-BY 4.0 license. Authors may review our Terms of Digital Access for further information regarding licenses and repository deposits.