Proceedings of the first two Conferences on Function Spaces at SIUE were published with Marcel Dekker in the Lecture Notes in Pure and Applied Mathematics series (#136 & #172). However, the price of the book ($165 for the second volume!) limited availability of the publication. Proceedings of the Third Conference has been published by the American Mathematical Society in the CONTEMPORARY MATHEMATICS series (#232 - $49 for AMS members).

We plan to publish the Proceedings of the Fourth Conference in the same CONTEMPORARY MATHEMATICS series.  The AMS  already granted a provisional approval for the project.  According to the policy of CONM the final approval can only be granted after receipt and review of all referee reports for papers to appear.


  • 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 author-prepared series which means the AMS reproduces directly from camera-ready 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, 2002 (an earlier submission will be greatly appreciated). Send the manuscript, preferably by email (include, as an attachment both the dvi and the tex file) to:
                                             Krzysztof Jarosz
                                             Department of Mathematics & Statistics
                                             Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
                                             Edwardsville, Illinois 62026-1653, USA
  • 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).


(from Christine M. Thivierge, Acquisitions Assistant, AMS; cxt at

  • Upon acceptance of your manuscript by the editor:

       *  Format your final manuscript following the instructions below so that it is camera-ready for publication. Adherence to proper page dimensions is essential.

       *  Remove any magnification commands before submitting your manuscript.

       *  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 camera-ready hard copy (required) along with a completed author checklist (attached) to my attention.  This should be done no later than four weeks after the final acceptance.

       *  Submit your .dvi and .tex files via ftp to the AMS web site (instructions in the AMS Author Handbook) or on disk with the hard copy.  Please do not email your files to the AMS.
    (Contact the Editor if you need help with the preparation or submission of the final version of the manuscript. K. Jarosz) 

       *  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.


       *  Please obtain and read the AMS Author Handbook carefully before you prepare your final manuscript. A pdf version of the handbook is available from:

          If you are unable to access the pdf version, you may request a postscript version or hard copy (postal address is required for hard copy) from me.

       *  CONM is an author-prepared series.  The AMS produces the volume directly from camera-copy provided by authors using either output from your .dvi file or the hard copy you submit. 

       *  The AMS offers author packages for use with AMS-TeX and AMS-LaTeX (compatible with LaTeX2e), which properly format your manuscript. They are available from:  You should obtain the CONM proceedings package.  Use of these packages is strongly recommended.

       *  If you do not use the author package, please be sure that the style you use remains consistent throughout the manuscript and that the required page dimensions are met. 

       *  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:

       *  If you have technical questions, please contact our Technical Support group via their special email address:  author-support at  making sure that you include CONM/JAROSZ2 in your message to identify this volume.

       *  Manuscripts not prepared according to the instructions 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 of the volume for assistance.

    The final responsibility for preparing manuscripts according to the instructions remains with the editor of the volume.  The AMS reserves the right to exclude, from the volume, any manuscripts that are not submitted in the appropriate form.

    MR CLASS NUMBERS:  Please use the 2000 Math Subject Classification Numbers for your paper.  They are available from:

    PERMISSIONS:  Detailed information is available in the AMS Author Handbook. 

       *  If permission is not obtained prior to production, publication of the volume in which your paper may appear will be delayed.

       *  Authors are responsible for obtaining written permission(s) and forwarding these to the AMS along with your manuscript.

       *  Permission must be obtained to use another person's work, including pictures, figures, and other art, whether or not it has been previously published. 

       *  Permission request forms are available from:

    GRAPHICS:  Detailed instructions are included in the AMS Author Handbook. They are also available from:

       *  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)
           -  \special commands must be compatible with Radical Eye Software's dvips
           -  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 of producing color graphics.


       *  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 e-mail: cxt  at or phone: 1-800-321-4267 (ext. 4051).

    Christine M. Thivierge
    Acquisitions Assistant
    American Mathematical Society          Phone: 401-455-4051
    201 Charles Street Fax: 401-331-3842
    Providence, RI 02904                    

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