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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 Editorial Board, 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.

Another non-profit, Mathematical Sciences Publishers (MSP), will handle the copy-editing, publication, and distribution. The KTF is grateful to yet a third non-profit, the 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.


AKT is published by MSP (Mathematical Sciences Publishers), alongside other top journals. MSP is a nonprofit who believes 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 EditFlow, the popular peer-review web application.

Impartiality Statement

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.