AMS Author Handbook and the Instruction Manual are available in PDF format from the
author package link. The author package can also be obtained free of charge by sending
email to or from the Publication Division, American Mathematical
Society, 201 Charles St., Providence, RI 02904-2294, USA. When requesting an author
package, please specify AMS-LTEX
or AMS-TEX and the publication in which your paper
will appear. Please be sure to include your complete mailing address.
After acceptance. The source files for the final version of the electronic manuscript
should be sent to the Providence office immediately after the paper has been accepted for
publication. The author should also submit a PDF of the final version of the paper to the
editor, who will forward a copy to the Providence office.
Accepted electronically prepared files can be submitted via the web at
submit-book-journal/, sent via FTP, or sent on CD to the Electronic Prepress Depart-
ment, American Mathematical Society, 201 Charles Street, Providence, RI 02904-2294
USA. TEX source files and graphic files can be transferred over the Internet by FTP to
the Internet node ( When sending a manuscript electronically
via CD, please be sure to include a message indicating that the paper is for the Memoirs.
Electronic graphics. Comprehensive instructions on preparing graphics are available
at A few of the major requirements are given
Submit files for graphics as EPS (Encapsulated PostScript) files. This includes graphics
originated via a graphics application as well as scanned photographs or other computer-
generated images. If this is not possible, TIFF files are acceptable as long as they can be
opened in Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator.
Authors using graphics packages for the creation of electronic art should also avoid the
use of any lines thinner than 0.5 points in width. Many graphics packages allow the user
to specify a “hairline” for a very thin line. Hairlines often look acceptable when proofed
on a typical laser printer. However, when produced on a high-resolution laser imagesetter,
hairlines become nearly invisible and will be lost entirely in the final printing process.
Screens should be set to values between 15% and 85%. Screens which fall outside of this
range are too light or too dark to print correctly. Variations of screens within a graphic
should be no less than 10%.
Inquiries. Any inquiries concerning a paper that has been accepted for publication
should be sent to or directly to the Electronic Prepress Department,
American Mathematical Society, 201 Charles St., Providence, RI 02904-2294 USA.
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