Forum of Mathematics, Pi and Forum of Mathematics, Sigma together offer fully open access publication combined with peer-review standards set by an international editorial board of the highest calibre, and all backed by Cambridge University Press and our commitment to quality. Cambridge University Press is the not-for-profit publishing arm of the University of Cambridge, and any surplus generated from our publishing operations is reinvested back into the Press and the University. The Forum of Mathematics was established in order to offer the community an open access journal outlet of the highest quality as a genuine and sustainable alternative to the journals currently owned by the leading commercial publishers. We see this part of our commitment to support the dissemination of scholarly knowledge.
Strong research papers from all parts of pure mathematics and related areas will be welcomed.
All submitted articles will undergo single-blind peer-review and will benefit from the full functionality associated with reputable journal publishing: copyediting, typesetting, reference linking, usage statistics, etc. The decision on whether to accept articles will be made solely by the Editors in complete independence from Cambridge University Press.
Pi is the open access alternative to the leading generalist mathematics journals and will be of real interest to a broad cross-section of all mathematicians. Papers published will be of the highest quality.
Sigma is the open access alternative to the leading specialist mathematics journals. Editorial decisions are made by dedicated clusters of editors concentrated in the following areas:
This classification exists to aid the peer review process. Contributions that do not fit neatly within these categories are still welcome.
Manuscripts should be submitted via the relevant website below:
If you are unable to submit your paper via the above websites, please submit as an email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you experience any problems during the submission process, please contact the editorial office at email@example.com
Submission of a paper is taken to imply that it has not been previously published and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere.
If a paper is rejected from Pi on the grounds that its interest is more specialised, then you will be able to submit it to Sigma
Forum of Mathematics, Pi and Forum of Mathematics, Sigma are both Gold Open Access journals. Articles published in the journal are freely and permanently accessible online under Creative Commons licensing that allow anyone to access and redistribute the content and, depending upon the license, re-use and adapt the content with attribution.
Pi and Sigma are fully peer-reviewed journals. They offer all the functionality associated with modern journal publishing: copyediting, typesetting, reference linking, usage statistics, etc. As with arXiv, articles will be made freely available to all in perpetuity. We openly encourage authors to post their submissions to Pi and Sigma on arXiv, to maximise dissemination and visibility.
Authors can choose to publish under the following Creative Commons licenses:
CC-BY is the default license but the others are available on request. For information on what each licence allows, please see this page on Creative Commons Licenses.
We recognise that sharing your article with colleagues and the wider community is a vital part of research. When you publish in the Forum of Mathematics journals, you are free to post the final published PDF (the Version of Record) on your own website or elsewhere, in keeping with the Creative Commons license you choose.
Forum of Mathematics, Pi and Forum of Mathematics, Sigma are an exciting development in journal publishing. Together they offer fully open access publication combined with peer-review standards set by an international editorial board of the highest calibre, and all backed by Cambridge University Press and our commitment to quality.
Strong research papers from all parts of pure mathematics and related areas will be welcomed. All published papers will be free online to readers in perpetuity. An article processing charge for authors will be set at a rate justified by real publishing costs.