Instructions for Authors
Submission of a manuscript implies:
- that the work described has not been published before;
- that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere;
- that its publication has been approved by all coauthors, if any, as well as by the responsible authorities at the institute where the work has been carried out;
- that, if and when the manuscript is accepted for publication, the authors agree to automatically transfer the copyright to the publisher; and
- that the manuscript will not be published elsewhere in any language without the consent of the copyright holder.
The manuscript should be written in English.
Submission of manuscripts
The manuscripts should be submitted online at
The Editorial Manager is an online manuscript submission, review and tracking system.
All correspondence is done using this system. By using the Editorial Manager, it is not necessary to additionally submit the manuscript as printout version or on CD.
The Editorial Process
To speed up publication, and to ensure a unified layout throughout the journal, we require the use of LaTeX.
Preparation of Manuscripts
The manuscript must include a title, the author’s name(s)(in particular the first name must be written in full), an abstract, the keywords, and the 2000 Mathematics Subject Classification codes. Pictures should not be in color, their resolution should be at least 300 dpi, and all used fonts must be embedded. At the end of the manuscript all authors should give their complete addresses along with an e-mail, if applicable.
We require the use of LaTeX or AMS-LaTeX in order to simplify the usage of the class file birkart04.cls (see below) required to compile the final version of the papers once that they are accepted for the publication. Indeed, after the acceptance of the paper, the authors must transform their document in the final layout by using the LaTeX class file birkart04.cls which we provide ready for use with the LaTeX version LaTeX2e.
Please note that we cannot accept electronic files produced on any other typesetting or word processing system.
To simplify the transformation process between your documents and the final layout, we provide the LaTeX class file
ready for use with the LaTeX version LaTeX2e. The file will be sent to the authors after the acceptance of the paper.
Then, the first line in your document should be
The class file mainly sets the fonts, margins and spacing. It is based on the standard AMSart class. Hence all of the usual LaTeX and AMS-LaTeX commands can be used inside your document.
A small sample file sampleba.tex containing a short documentation and being useful as template will be also provided.
The authors are highly recommended not to modify the class file by introducing personal settings and/or definitions.
The authors must submit with regular mail to the Editor-in-Chief a final hardcopy (in duplicate) of the article together with a 3,5" PC formatted floppy disk or PC-compatible CD containing the LaTeX source file, a compiled version of it (DVI file) as well as all necessary macros used; if possible, the source file would consist of one single file or a root file and separate picture/diagram files; all picture/diagram files included in the paper and obtained with an external program should be also converted in EPS (encapsulated postscript) format and enclosed in the diskette or CD.
Thirty (30) off-prints of each article which appears in the Journal will be supplied free of charge to the author of each article. Whenever an article is written by two authors, each of them will receive twenty (20) off-prints free of charge. Whenever an article is written by more than two authors, then sixty (60) off-prints free of charge will have to be shared among them.
Orders for additional reprints must be placed with the Publisher when returning the corrected proofs.
Further prices can be obtained through the Publisher. Delayed reprint orders are treated as special orders, for which charges are appreciably higher. Reprints are not to be sold.
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