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Instructions for contributors

Authors are reminded that JFM offers a Rapids section, for papers of less than 10 pages (constructed with LaTeX using the JFM style), receiving prioritised peer review and rapid online publication. It is the author's responsibility to ensure that any such papers are designated as Rapids during the submission process and are sent to one of the Editors dealing exclusively with Rapids submissions.

Papers that are longer than 10 pages or that have been artificially shortened to meet the page limit will automatically be transferred to the Standard section of JFM.

Instructions and template for authors
LaTeX template files for submission (zip file)

When you are ready to submit, please visit
JFM submission page on ScholarOne Manuscripts (formerly Manuscript Central)

You can view FAQ's regarding Open Access here.


Cambridge Language Editing Service

We suggest that authors whose first language is not English have their manuscripts checked by a native English speaker before submission. This is optional but will help to ensure that any submissions that reach peer review can be judged exclusively on academic merit. We offer a Cambridge service which you can find out more about here, and suggest that authors make contact as appropriate. Please note that use of language editing services is voluntary and at the author’s own expense. Use of these services does not guarantee that the manuscript will be accepted for publication nor does it restrict the author to submitting to a Cambridge-published journal.