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 ijm@math.uiuc.edu.

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.