Submission of the article

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To submit a new manuscript to LJM: send an e-mail message with attached LaTeX-2e-file (for details see Preparation of the article) to with the subject of a member of board (example: manuscript.Elizarov). Please, do not send a paper to a member of board directly. Your paper is considered as officially received only after it has been submitted to the editorial board.

What happens after submission of a paper?

The secretary of board compiles the paper. If an error occurs, the paper is deleted and the author is forwarded a message mentioning the problem (optionally including the error message), and including a formal letter saying that the paper was rejected due to failure of the compile procedure, and asking the author to correct errors and to resubmit the paper.

If compile procedure was successful, the author is forwarded a message saying that the manuscript was received and that it is going to be refereed. Within one week the secretary of the board sends the paper to the author-selected member of the board.

The author-selected member of the board forwards the paper to referees, and within three months reports his decision to the editorial board. If the paper is rejected by the member of board, the secretary of the board forwards the author e-mail letter saying that the paper is rejected. If the paper is accepted by the member of board, the secretary forwards the paper and referee's report(s) and opinions of other members of the board (if any) to the editors, who make the final decision within two weeks. The paper is accepted for publication in case each editor accepts the paper.

In case the author decides to withdraw the paper, he/she forwards this decision to the editorial board, using "subject: LJM manuscript withdrawn". After a paper has been accepted, no further revisions are possible, since it is published within a very short time. During this period of time, the only way for the author to "revise" the paper is to withdraw it and to submit the revised version as a new manuscript.