Journal of Integer Sequences

This is the home page for the electronic Journal of Integer Sequences, ISSN 1530-7638.

The journal is devoted to papers dealing with integer sequences and related topics. All submissions should be sent to the editor-in-chief,

Jeffrey O. Shallit

School of Computer Science
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1
Canada

Editorial board:

Submission instructions

1. Electronic submission is required. Please submit your paper in LaTeX format. No other formats are currently acceptable. Do NOT send pdf or dvi files. We regret that we cannot handle submissions in Microsoft Word or Word Perfect formats. Submissions must be in English.

2. If there are accompanying style files or diagrams, please be sure to include them. Diagrams should be prepared in .ps (postscript) or .eps format, not pdf or other formats. If there are multiple files, please consider sending them as a Unix tar or zip file. You can use this BibTeX style file if you are preparing your bibliography in BibTeX.

3. The subject line of your email message should read "Submission to the Journal of Integer Sequences". (Any other header is in danger of being discarded by a spam filter.) This is also true for any revision.

4. Be sure that your submission latex'es properly with no errors or warning messages. Check the log files before submission. Run your paper through a spell-checker before submission. If you are not experienced with latex, please read our style guide before preparing your file.

5. Authors may want to suggest two or three names of possible referees. (Do not suggest members of the editorial board.)

6. Any submission claiming to solve a significant open problem (e.g., Goldbach's conjecture; Beal's conjecture; infinitely many twin primes; Riemann hypothesis) or a major result such as Fermat's last theorem must be preceded by a physical letter (not e-mail) written and signed by a Ph. D. mathematician, other than one of the authors, with an appointment at a university, on the letterhead of that university, and sent through ordinary postal mail, stating that he/she has read the paper and certifies its correctness.

Notes

Note to submitters from China: e-mail from many servers in China, such as 163.com, is typically marked as spam. Please try submitting from a different e-mail address, such as gmail.com.

We do not read e-mail every day. If you do not receive an acknowledgment from us within ten days, then we have not received your paper. Please do not send inquiries until 10 days have passed.

JIS is completely free for both authors and readers. There are no page charges. Members of the editorial board, including the editor-in-chief, receive no remuneration. The Journal is published with all-volunteer labor.

Therefore, publishing a paper in JIS requires a higher standard of manuscript preparation than many other journals, which have a large editorial staff to fix problems. We ask that you read our style guide with care and make a real effort to make your paper conform. This also means that if you are not a native English speaker, you will want to find a native English speaker to proofread your paper.

By submitting you agree to follow the guidelines in our LaTeX style guide in the final version of your paper:

  • Papers should be original, of high quality, and should not have been published in any other journal. (However, publication on web sites or e-print servers is explicitly allowed.) All submissions will be refereed. The standards are those of any serious mathematical journal. Papers should be worthy of being reviewed by Mathematical Reviews.
  • Copyright Statement


    Authors agree that by publishing in the Journal of Integer Sequences, they have created an original paper which shall not be published in the same, or substantially the same, form in any other journal without acknowledging prior publication in the Journal.

    By publishing a paper in the Journal, authors grant the Journal a perpetual, royalty-free license to publish this paper in any collection of Journal papers in any form. Authors retain the copyright of their submitted papers. Authors may, of course, submit their paper to the Arxiv or any other preprint archive.

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    Current Volumes


    Backlog information for Volume 16, 2013, as submitted to the AMS:

    Median time from submission to final decision: 81 days
    Median time from final acceptance to publication: 14 days

    These are median times only and are not guarantees.


    See also the On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences