Standards for publishing in AADM and publishing policy
From AADM's Editors: the kind of papers we publish
- Applicable. The topic and the results of the paper should be at least potentially applicable. The Editors reserve the right to give priority to articles in which applications are documented.
- Mathematics. The paper must address mathematical problems, with an advance in mathematical methods as the main contribution. We do not publish papers that are focused on applications without a clear mathematical contribution.
- Motivation. The paper has to contain results that advance the state of the art in a particular field. The significance of the results should be clearly documented in the introductory part of the paper.
- Length and completeness. As a rule, we do not publish short notes or work in progress. The paper should be essentially complete, with no obvious extensions omitted.
- Relation to previous work. It is expected that authors are familiar with the state of the art in the topic of their paper. This should be reflected in the list of references, as well as in the body of the paper.
- Substance. We do not accept incremental improvements of a previously published work with the same or different authors. Obvious generalizations or straightforward improvements to standard methods are unlikely to be accepted.
- Similarity to other works. Upon receipt, each submission is screened for its similarity to previously published (or accepted) papers by the same author(s) or others, whether or not these papers are cited as references. Submissions with an unacceptable degree of similarity with other work(s) will not be published, and the Editors reserve the right to notify interested parties in these circumstances.
- Referees. When we receive a submission, it is first reviewed brifley by the Editor-in-Chief and members of the Editorial Board. The paper can be rejected at this stage if it is written carelessly or in a non-acceptable style, if it is out of the current scope of AADM, or if it does not satisfy the criteria listed above. Otherwise, at least two referees will normally be invited to provide written evaluations of the article. The policy of AADM is to ask the most competent people in the relevant field to review each submission. The authors can help by suggesting potential referees (as an answer to a question in the online submission system) but we will not invite them if there are more appropriate reviewers available.
- Survey papers. As a rule, AADM publishes original results, but we also may consider survey papers. It is advisable to contact the Editor-in-Chief prior to submitting a survey.