Review Process

Referees are encouraged to follow IJM’s current standards for acceptance. Our standards for publication are comparable to those of society journals such as the Proceedings/Transactions of the American Mathematical Society or the Journal/Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society. Any questions about IJM’s acceptance standards should be directed to Peggy Currid, Assistant Managing Editor, at

Generally speaking, papers are rated in several categories, such as exposition, originality, interest, and overall quality.

The amount of time for refereeing paper should be kept to a minimum so that authors can receive a decision in a reasonable about of time. A short- or medium-length paper should take approximately three months to referee; for a longer or particularly technical paper, a bit more time can be allowed. IJM periodically checks with referees about the status of the papers they are reviewing.