|Instructions to Authors|
Submission of a manuscript implies
|Preparation and Submission of Your Paper
Manuscripts should be submitted to the Managing Editor:
Papers should be written in English. Editorial review will proceed more rapidly if the manuscripts are submitted electronically. Papers submitted to Annals of Combinatorics should be written in an elegant and clear style. Prospective authors not expert in the language used in their papers are urged to seek proper assistance in this matter before submitting papers. If the language used in a submitted manuscript is poor, the manuscript will be immediately sent back to the author.
Each paper should be preceded by an abstract in English.
The first page of the manuscript should include
|Tables, Figures and Footnotes |
Illustrations and diagrams should be submitted on separate sheets and not included in the text. They should be good quality and drawn in India ink using clean uniform lines. Computer-drawn figures are acceptable provided they are of comparable quality. Lines and curves must be smooth. Letters 2 mm high are recommended. The publisher reserves the right to reduce or enlarge illustrations and diagrams. The author should indicate in the margin of the manuscript where illustrations and diagrams are to be inserted. Footnotes, other than those referring to the title of the paper, should be avoided. If absolutely necessary, they should be numbered consecutively and placed at the foot of the page on which they occur (not at the end of the article).
The list of references at the end of the paper should always be in alphabetical order, numbered consecutively and include the names and initials of all authors, or editors, years of publication, and name and location of the publisher (see examples below). Names of journal and book series should be abbreviated in accordance with Zentralblatt f¨¹r Mathematik. Whenever possible, please replace all references to papers accepted for publication, preprints or technical reports by the exact name of the journal, as well as the volume, first and last page numbers and year, if the article has already been published or accepted for publication.
If a work with more than three authors or editors is cited, only the first author's or editor's name plus ''et al.'' need to be given, for example, Komor et al. Here are examples which should be observed.Citations in the text should be by numbers in square brackets, for example
, or Freed and Melrose , referring to an alphabetically ordered and numbered list. In the list of references, the following examples should be observed: