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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in a PDF file prepared from LaTeX.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • The author(s) agree that if the article is accepted for publication, author(s) will retain the copyright to their work and license CDM to distribute it under the Creative Commons Attribution No Derivatives (CC-BY-ND) license, or another Creative Commons license of the authors’ choice, per CDM’s copyright and licensing statement (see below).”

Author Guidelines

General and technical guidelines

Contributions to Discrete Mathematics publishes current, unpublished research papers that fall into the categories listed on our home page. Papers submitted to CDM undergo a web-based refereeing process that is carried out using Open Journal Systems. The journal employs a single blind review process.  In a single blind review,  the reviewers' identities are kept hidden from the authors, but the reviewers are informed of the authorship of the article.

No article processing charges or submission charges apply.

For the review process, authors must submit a PDF version of the article. For the article to be published, we will require LaTeX2e source files. Please prepare your article using the amsart document class, which is compatible with the journal's style. Authors should use a minimum of user-defined macros, and logical, standard LaTeX markup rather than hard-coding formatting.

Files for Preparation of Final Manuscripts

1. Instructions for preparation of accepted manuscripts: instructions_to_authors.pdf 2. Template for CDM articles: cdmtemplate.tex 3. File of standard commands: cdmstdcmds.tex

Submitting a paper

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Once you have registered, you may log in at any time to submit a paper by clicking "submit" on the "User > Author" page and entering the appropriate information for the steps listed. In step 1, you may suggest potential referees for your manuscript. In step 3, when asked to upload your submission, please submit your article in PDF format. (We do not require any supplementary files in step 4.)

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