Statement of Purpose
The Annals of K-Theory (AKT) has been established to serve as
the premier journal in K-theory and associated areas of mathematics.
These include areas of algebraic geometry, homological algebra, category theory,
geometry, functional analysis, and algebraic topology, encompassing such
topics as cyclic homology, motivic homotopy theory, KK-theory, index theory,
and more. The journal welcomes strong submissions in all areas in which
K-theory concepts or methodology play a role.
AKT will follow a rigorous editorial process, with an Editorial Board of experts,
and an elected managing committee. Papers recommended by
members of the board are forwarded to the managing committee, which reviews
them again on the basis of the recommendation of the handling editor,
the external referee report(s), and the managing committee's own impressions. Then
discussion is opened to the entire
which makes a collective decision.
In this way we hope to adhere to the highest scientific and expository standards.
The content of AKT, and the editorial process, is managed by the
K-Theory Foundation, Inc. (KTF),
which is a non-profit organization
run by mathematicians. The income produced by the journal will be
used by the KTF to fund activities benefiting the K-theory community,
such as conferences, summer schools, and prizes
for deserving young mathematicians.
Mathematical Sciences Publishers (MSP),
the copy-editing, publication, and distribution. The KTF is grateful to yet a third
Foundation Compositio Mathematica, for its support
in helping to get the journal up and running. All three non-profit
organizations are run by mathematicians for mathematicians.
is published by
(Mathematical Sciences Publishers), alongside
MSP is a nonprofit who
that fair-priced scholar-led subscription journals remain the best stewards of quality and fairness,
and strives to offer the highest quality at the lowest sustainable prices.
MSP also developed
the popular peer-review web application.
The purpose of
Annals of K-Theory
is the advancement of mathematics.
Editors evaluate submitted papers strictly on the basis of scientific merit
with the help of peer review reports,
without regard to authors’ nationality, country of residence,
institutional affiliation, gender, ethnic origin, religion, or political views.