OriginalityAuthors may submit manuscripts for publication directly at the Submission's page and choose the editors at that time. Submission of a manuscript acknowledges that the paper is original and has not been submitted, in whole or in part, elsewhere. Information regarding the preparation of manuscripts is provided below. Correspondence by email is requested for convenience and speed. For further information, write to:
Pacific Journal of Mathematics
Department of Mathematics
University of California
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1555
LanguageManuscripts must be in English, French or German. A brief abstract of about 150 words or less in English must be included. The abstract should be self-contained and not make any reference to the bibliography. Also required are keywords and subject classification for the article, and, for each author, postal address, affiliation (if appropriate) and email address if available. A home-page URL is optional.
FormatAuthors are encouraged to use LaTeX for typeseting, but submissions in other varieties of TeX, and exceptionally in other formats, are acceptable. Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged, and should be made with a single PDF file containing the entire paper. You may choose an editor at the time you upload the file. Papers submitted in hard copy should be sent in triplicate and authors should keep a copy.
ReferencesBibliographical references should be listed alphabetically at the end of the paper. All references in the bibliography should be cited in the text. Use of BibTeX is preferred but not required. Any bibliographical citation style may be used but tags will be converted to the house format (see a current issue for examples).
FiguresFigures, whether prepared electronically or hand-drawn, must be of publication quality. Figures prepared electronically should be submitted in Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) or in a form that can be converted to EPS, such as GnuPlot, Maple or Mathematica. Many drawing tools such as Adobe Illustrator and Aldus FreeHand can produce EPS output. Figures containing bitmaps should be generated at the highest possible resolution. If there is doubt whether a particular figure is in an acceptable format, the authors should check with production by sending an email to
Each figure should be captioned and numbered, so that it can float. Small figures occupying no more than three lines of vertical space can be kept in the text ("the curve looks like this:"). It is acceptable to submit a manuscript with all figures at the end, if their placement is specified in the text by means of comments such as "Place Figure 1 here". The same considerations apply to tables, which should be used sparingly.
White SpaceForced line breaks or page breaks should not be inserted in the document. There is no point in your trying to optimize line and page breaks in the original manuscript. The manuscript will be reformatted to use the journal's preferred fonts and layout.
If your document was prepared using LaTeX, we strongly suggest you add
to the preamble, as a courtesy to referees who may wish to provide
ProofsPage proofs will be made available to authors (or to the designated corresponding author) at a Web site in PDF format. Failure to acknowledge the receipt of proofs or to return corrections within the requested deadline may cause publication to be postponed.