General instructions to authors for
For more detailed instructions send for AMS booklet, "A Guide for Authors of Memoirs."
Write to Editorial Offices, American Mathematical Society, P. O. Box 6248,
Providence, R. I. 02940.
MEMOIRS are printed by photo-offset from camera copy fully prepared by the author. This means that, except for a reduc-
tion in size of 20 to 30%, the finished book will look exactly like the copy submitted. Thus the author will want to use a
good quality typewriter with a new, medium-inked black ribbon, and submit clean copy on the appropriate model paper.
Model Paper, provided at no cost by the AMS, is paper marked with blue lines that confine the copy to the appropriate size.
Author should specify, when ordering, whether typewriter to be used has PICA-size (10 characters to the inch) or ELITE-
size type (12 characters to the inch).
Line Spacing-For best appearance, and economy, a typewriter equipped with a half-space ratchet - 12 notches to the inch -
should be used. (This may be purchased and attached at small cost.) Three notches make the desired spacing, which is
equivalent to 1-1/2 ordinary single spaces. Where copy has a great many subscripts and superscripts, however, double spacing
should be used.
Special Characters may be filled in carefully freehand, using dense black ink, or INSTANT ("rub-on") LETTERING may be
used. AMS has a sheet of several hundred most-used symbols and letters which may be purchased for $5.
Diagrams may be drawn in black ink either directly on the model sheet, or on a separate sheet and pasted with rubber cement
into spaces left for them in the text. Ballpoint pen is not acceptable.
Page Headings (Running Heads) should be centered, in CAPITAL LETTERS (preferably), at the top of the page -just above
the blue line and touching it.
LEFT-hand, EVEN-numbered pages should be headed with the AUTHOR'S NAME;
RIGHT-hand, ODD-numbered pages should be headed with the TITLE of the paper (in shortened form if necessary).
Exceptions: PAGE 1 and any other page that carries a display title require NO RUNNING HEADS.
Page Numbers should be at the top of the page, on the same line with the running heads.
LEFT-hand, EVEN numbers flush with left margin;
RIGHT-hand, ODD numbers - flush with right margin.
Exceptions: PAGE 1 and any other page that carries a display title should have page number, centered below the text,
on blue line provided.
FRONT MATTER PAGES should be numbered with Roman numerals (lower case), positioned below text in same
manner as described above.
It is suggested that the material be arranged in pages as indicated below.
Note: Starred items (*) are requirements of publication.
Front Matter (first pages in book, preceding main body of text).
Page i *Title, *Author's name.
Page iii Table of contents.
Page iv * Abstract (at least 1 sentence and at most 300 words).
*1980 Mathematics Subject Classifications represent the primary and secondary subjects of the paper. For the
classification scheme, see Annual Subject Indexes of MATHEMATICAL REVIEWS beginning in December
Key words and phrases, if desired. (A list which covers the content of the paper adequately enough to be useful
for an information retrieval system.)
Page v, etc. Preface, introduction, or any other matter not belonging in body of text.
Page 1 - Chapter Title (dropped 1 inch from top line, and centered).
Beginning of Text.
Footnotes: ^Received by the editor date.
Support information grants, credits, etc.
Last Page (at bottom) Author's affiliation.
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