Editorial Information
To be published in the Memoirs, a paper must be correct, new, nontrivial, and sig-
nificant. Further, it must be well written and of interest to a substantial number of
mathematicians. Piecemeal results, such as an inconclusive step toward an unproved ma-
jor theorem or a minor variation on a known result, are in general not acceptable for
Papers appearing in Memoirs are generally at least 80 and not more than 200 published
pages in length. Papers less than 80 or more than 200 published pages require the approval
of the Managing Editor of the Transactions/Memoirs Editorial Board. Published pages are
the same size as those generated in the style files provided for AMS-LTEX
Information on the backlog for this journal can be found on the AMS website starting
from http://www.ams.org/memo.
A Consent to Publish is required before we can begin processing your paper. After
a paper is accepted for publication, the Providence office will send a Consent to Publish
and Copyright Agreement to all authors of the paper. By submitting a paper to the
Memoirs, authors certify that the results have not been submitted to nor are they un-
der consideration for publication by another journal, conference proceedings, or similar
Information for Authors
Memoirs is an author-prepared publication. Once formatted for print and on-line
publication, articles will be published as is with the addition of AMS-prepared frontmatter
and backmatter. Articles are not copyedited; however, confirmation copy will be sent to
the authors.
Initial submission. The AMS uses Centralized Manuscript Processing for initial sub-
missions. Authors should submit a PDF file using the Initial Manuscript Submission form
found at www.ams.org/submission/memo, or send one copy of the manuscript to the follow-
ing address: Centralized Manuscript Processing, MEMOIRS OF THE AMS, 201 Charles
Street, Providence, RI 02904-2294 USA. If a paper copy is being forwarded to the AMS,
indicate that it is for Memoirs and include the name of the corresponding author, contact
information such as email address or mailing address, and the name of an appropriate
Editor to review the paper (see the list of Editors below).
The paper must contain a descriptive title and an abstract that summarizes the article
in language suitable for workers in the general field (algebra, analysis, etc.). The descrip-
tive title should be short, but informative; useless or vague phrases such as “some remarks
about” or “concerning” should be avoided. The abstract should be at least one com-
plete sentence, and at most 300 words. Included with the footnotes to the paper should
be the 2010 Mathematics Subject Classification representing the primary and secondary
subjects of the article. The classifications are accessible from www.ams.org/msc/. The
Mathematics Subject Classification footnote may be followed by a list of key words and
phrases describing the subject matter of the article and taken from it. Journal abbrevi-
ations used in bibliographies are listed in the latest Mathematical Reviews annual index.
The series abbreviations are also accessible from www.ams.org/msnhtml/serials.pdf. To
help in preparing and verifying references, the AMS offers MR Lookup, a Reference Tool
for Linking, at www.ams.org/mrlookup/.
Electronically prepared manuscripts. The AMS encourages electronically pre-
pared manuscripts, with a strong preference for AMS-LTEX.
To this end, the Society
has prepared AMS-LTEX
author packages for each AMS publication. Author packages
include instructions for preparing electronic manuscripts, samples, and a style file that gen-
erates the particular design specifications of that publication series. Though AMS-LTEXA
is the highly preferred format of TEX, author packages are also available in AMS-TEX.
Authors may retrieve an author package for Memoirs of the AMS from www.ams.org/
journals/memo/memoauthorpac.html or via FTP to ftp.ams.org (login as anonymous,
enter your complete email address as password, and type cd pub/author-info). The
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