Instructions for Authors

Submitting a Manuscript: Submissions to the SIAM Journal on Financial Mathematics (SIFIN) must be in electronic form. Hard-copy submissions will not be considered. Please enter submissions directly into the Journal Submission & Tracking System at http://sifin.siam.org. Authors should submit both the manuscript and a cover letter in PDF format. Note: Figures, if any, must be embedded “inline” in the manuscript.

If you have not used the Journal Submission & Tracking System previously click on "New authors should register for an account." Fill out name, address, e-mail and other contact information requested. You now have a username and password. If you're an author, you can click on the Submit Manuscript link under Author Tasks. The manuscript submission process, including uploading your files, is a straightforward trip through 4 screens and should take no longer than a few minutes.

If you have any questions, e-mail SIAM directly at sifin@siam.org.

Submission of a manuscript to SIFIN is representation by the author that the manuscript has not been published or submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere. If the paper appeared in a preliminary form in a conference proceedings, this must be clearly indicated in both your cover letter and in a footnote on the title page of your manuscript.

If your paper contains material (for example, tables or figures) from another source, that material must be accompanied by written permission from the copyright holder. Permission is needed in cases of alternations to the original, as well. To assist referees unpublished references can also be submitted with an indication of whether they have been accepted for publication.

Authors can suggest an editor from among those listed on the journal's masthead, but the Editors-in-Chief have the exclusive right to assign papers to members of the editorial board. The editors reserve the right to reject any manuscript that does not conform to the journal's standards.

Original scholarship: A large duplication of another author's or one's own work is a sign of poor scholarship. There is also a copyright issue if the source is not cited. Your manuscript should provide proper citations, use quotation marks or indentation (for quotations of five or more lines) to indicate borrowed wording, and minimize duplication. Refusal by an author to make these necessary changes is grounds for rejection.

TeX papers: Authors of accepted papers will be asked to submit their TeX files to SIAM for typesetting. (SIAM cannot accept electronic files for papers produced on any other typesetting or word processing system.) More detailed information on SIAM's TeX-typesetting procedures is sent to authors upon receipt of manuscript submissions.

Accessing SIAM's multimedia macros: Authors should prepare papers using SIAM's multimedia LaTeX 2e macros. Note that the SIAM office will reformat Plain TeX and AMSTeX files to LaTeX 2e and the SIAM multimedia style. The LaTeX 2e multimedia macro package and documentation are available here or by sending an email to multimedia@siam.org.

Illustrations: All illustrations must be of professional quality. Note that tables and algorithms are not considered figures and should not be treated as such. Illustrations must be numbered consecutively and cited in the text. If your article is accepted for publication, SIAM will accept electronic (PostScript, TeX) figure files. Hand-drawn artwork will not be accepted. SIAM will not redraw figures. PostScript figures must use lines 1 point or thicker; thinner lines may break up or disappear when printed. When choosing line weight and character size, keep in mind that illustrations may be reduced.

Color: Being an all-electronic publication, the use of color or any other multimedia material enhancing the paper is encouraged. Color will appear in the all-electronic publication at no cost to the authors.

Title: Titles should be brief and appropriate for indexing and should specifically describe the content of the paper.

Abstract: An abstract not exceeding 250 words that summarizes the principal techniques and conclusions of the manuscript in relation to known results must accompany each manuscript. Because the abstract must be able to stand independently, mathematical formulas and bibliographic references should be kept to a minimum; bibliographic references must be written out in full (not given by number).

Key words and AMS subject classifications: Lists of key words and AMS subject classifications must accompany all articles. The subject classifications are listed in the Annual Index of Mathematical Reviews and can be accessed or searched online at http://www.ams.org/msc/.

Abbreviated title: An abbreviated title, which will be used as a running head, must accompany all articles, must not consist of more than 50 characters (including spaces), and should not contain abbreviations.

References: References should be listed in either alphabetical order or order of citation at the end of the manuscript. The following reference styles should be used:

Citations within the text: A consistent style should be used, and the style of in-text citations should conform to the reference style chosen. To refer to a specific page or item in an article or book the following formats may be used: [2, p. 51]; [M, p. 51]; Mandelbrot [2, p.

 

 

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