MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION REQUIREMENTS
 The papers submitted
for publication must be original, not
previously published or intended for
publication elsewhere. Preliminary
papers (to be published elsewhere in
final form) or summaries of results
previously published or soon to appear,
are not acceptable.
 Both survey articles
and research papers containing new
results are welcome
 expository
articles that provide an overview of
new developments are especially
encouraged,
 the research
papers should be addressed to broad
audience and provide an extensive
introduction,
 papers
containing technical results,
interesting for few experts only,
are not acceptable.
 CONM is an
authorprepared series which means the
AMS reproduces directly from
cameraready copy prepared by the author
(instructions from the AMS below).
 The final versions
of the manuscripts should be received by
the Editor by September 1, 2006 (an
earlier submission will be greatly
appreciated). Send the manuscript by email (include, as an
attachments both the pdf/ps and the tex
file) to:
Krzysztof Jarosz
Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Edwardsville, Illinois 620261653, USA
Email:
kjarosz@siue.edu
 All papers will be
refereed.
 The AMS will provide
to the authors a complimentary copy of
the book upon publication and 50 free
offprints of each article (to be divided
among coauthors as necessary).
INFORMATION FOR THE
AUTHORS
from
Christine M. Thivierge, AMS
AUTHOR RESOURCE CENTER (ARC):
http://www.ams.org/authors
Your final manuscript should be prepared using LaTeX
or AMSTeX.
The ARC contains important information and documents related
to publishing with the AMS. To help you
prepare your manuscript correctly for
publications, we recommend that you visit
the ARC, in particular, the following sites:
Why LaTeX
–
http://www.ams.org/jourhtml/latexbenefits.html
You will find information on why it is
beneficial for authors to use LaTeX for
manuscript preparation.
Author TeX
Packages

http://www.ams.org/tex/authorinfo.html
The AMS offers author packages for
use with AMSTeX and AMSLaTeX (compatible
with LaTeX2e), which properly format your
manuscript. You should obtain the
Contemporary Mathematics (Proceedings)
package. Use of these packages is
strongly recommended. Please do not use
magnification or a \documentclass size
option. The type size should be 10pt.
Creating Graphics
–
ftp://ftp.ams.org/pub/authorinfo/documentation/creatinggraphics.pdf
You will find instructions on creating
graphics that are acceptable for
publication. Please note that if your
graphics are not prepared correctly, you
will be required to fix them and resubmit
your manuscript.
MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION TO THE EDITORS:
¨
The
deadline for manuscript submission is
September 1, 2006
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A PDF or PS version as well as
the TEX version of your original manuscript
should be submitted to:
kjarosz@siue.edu
INSTRUCTIONS:
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CONM is an authorprepared
series which means that authors are
responsible for the proper formatting of
accepted manuscripts. The AMS will produce
the volume directly from cameraready copy
provided by authors using output from your .dvi
file. We strongly recommend the use of
the Contemporary Mathematics (Proceedings)
author package
http://www.ams.org/tex/authorinfo.html
¨
If you do not use the author
package please be sure that the style you
use remains consistent throughout the
manuscript (the type size must be 10pt.) and
that the required page dimensions are met:

Type block measures 5 x 8 3/8 inches or 12
1/2 x 21 1/4 centimeters.

NOTE that the FIRST page of the text,
including the title, should measure only 6
1/2 inches or 16 1/4 centimeters in length.

Please include running heads when measuring
text.

Do not include page numbers at the bottom of
a page when measuring.
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We recommend that you obtain
the page layout template which will give you
a visual guide to the proper page
dimensions. It is available from:
http://www.ams.org/authors/LayoutTemplate.html
¨
Please include a footnote
containing the 2000 Math Subject
Classification Numbers which are applicable
to your paper. The list of numbers is
available from:
http://www.ams.org/msc.
If you have technical questions, you should first try the AMS
web site:
http://www.ams.org/authors/authorfaq.html
and if you do not find the answer(s) you
need, you should contact our Technical
Support group via their special email
address: authorsupport@ams.org making sure
that you include CONM/Jarosz3 in your
message to identify this volume.
Manuscripts that are not prepared according
to the instructions or contain unacceptable
graphics will be returned to authors for
reformatting.
Please be sure that you do not destroy any
relevant electronic files. If you are unable
to fix your manuscript, please contact the
editor(s) of the volume for assistance.
The final responsibility for preparing manuscripts according
to the instructions remains with the
editor(s) of the volume. The AMS reserves
the right to exclude, from the volume, any
manuscripts that are not submitted in the
appropriate form.
GRAPHICS:
Detailed instructions are available on the
AMS web site:
ftp://ftp.ams.org/pub/authorinfo/documentation/creatinggraphics.pdf
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Some important notes are:
* line weights (width) must be at least 0.5pt
* screens must be between 15% and 85%
*
figures should be created at the size they are to
appear in the publication (no scaling)
* use of color graphics
should be avoided, or used only if it is
mathematically essential to the paper. Those
who wish to use color graphics must notify
the AMS prior to manuscript submission.
Authors are required to pay for all costs
associated with producing color graphics.
* color graphics to be printed in black
and white or grayscale should be converted
to black and white or grayscale before
submitting to the AMS. Do not create a
graphic in color if it is not to appear in
color in the published product. These
graphics should be saved as grayscale.
* \special
commands must be compatible with Radical Eye
Software's dvips. We recommend using the
graphicx package to include graphics
PERMISSIONS:
http://www.ams.org/authors/permissions.html
¨
If you are using any of your
own material that has appeared elsewhere,
you MUST obtain permission from the original
publisher, unless you retained copyright.
¨
You MUST obtain permission to
use another person's work, including
figures, pictures, and quotations, whether
or not it has been previously published.
¨
Authors are responsible for
obtaining written permission(s) and
forwarding these to the AMS along with your
manuscript.
¨
Permission request forms are
available from:
http://www.ams.org/authors/permissionform.html
¨
If permission is not obtained
prior to production, publication of the
volume in which your paper may appear will
be delayed.
MANUSCRIPT ACCEPTANCE/FINAL SUBMISSION
TO THE AMS: Upon acceptance of your
manuscript by the editor please do the
following:
Verify that the type size
of the text of your manuscript is 10pt.
You should not submit a manuscript with any
other type size.
Please remove any
magnification commands (AMSTeX) or \documentclass
size options (LaTeX).
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Carefully proofread your
manuscript prior to submission. The AMS
does not proofread or provide proof copy of
manuscripts prior to publication.
¨
Once properly formatted, send
the final cameraready hard copy (required)
along with a completed author checklist (http://www.ams.org/authors/checklist.html)
to my attention. This should be done no
later than four weeks after final
acceptance. Your hard copy must match your
final .dvi file.
¨
Submit your .dvi, .eps and .tex
files to the AMS. Submission information is
available on the AMS web site:
http://www.ams.org/authors/submitelecms.html
NOTE – Production of the volume will not
begin until we receive both
the hard copy and electronic submissions for
all accepted papers.
GENERAL INFORMATION:
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Each author receives a
complimentary copy of the volume.
¨
Fifty offprints of each
article will be supplied gratis (to be
divided among authors). You will receive an
offprint order form when production begins.
You may order additional offprints or covers
at that time.
¨
Please notify us of any
changes in your address
¨
I may be contacted via email:
cxt@ams.org or phone: 18003214267 (ext.
4051).
Christine M. Thivierge Acquisitions Assistant American Mathematical Society
Phone: 4014554051 201 Charles Street Fax: 4013313842 Providence, RI 02904
