#### Volume 19, issue 5 (2015)

 Recent Issues
 The Journal About the Journal Subscriptions Editorial Board Editorial Interests Editorial Procedure Submission Guidelines Submission Page Author Index To Appear ISSN (electronic): 1364-0380 ISSN (print): 1465-3060

### Andy Wand

Geometry & Topology 19 (2015) 2407–2464
##### Abstract

We study diffeomorphisms of compact, oriented surfaces, developing methods of distinguishing those which have positive factorizations into Dehn twists from those which satisfy the weaker condition of being right-veering. We use these to construct open book decompositions of Stein-fillable $3$–manifolds whose monodromies have no positive factorization.

Primary: 57R17