Submission guidelines

Instructions for Authors

Submission of Manuscripts

Manuscripts should be sent to the Managing Editor:

Professor Teresa Krick

University of Buenos Aires and Conicet

Department of Mathematics and IMAS

Ciudad Universitaria Pab. 1

C1428EGA CABA, Argentina


Original papers only will be considered. Manuscripts are accepted for review with the understanding that the same work has not been published and that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. If manuscript is submitted in hard copy only, please send four copies of the text and illustratons to the Managing Editor.

Manuscript Submission

Submission of a manuscript implies: that the work described has not been published before; that it is not under consideration for publication anywhere else; that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as by the responsible authorities – tacitly or explicitly – at the institute where the work has been carried out. The publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.


Authors wishing to include figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online format and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.

Online Submission

Manuscripts should be sent to the Managing Editor Professor Teresa Krick at:

For initial submissions PDF is the preferred format that will be used for peer-review purposes, upon acceptance you will be required to send the editable source files. The submission should include the entire manuscript with title page, author names, abstract, keywords, MSC numbers.

No specific LaTeX template is required, in particular it is not necessary to use the Springer Nature's LaTeX template for manuscript preparation, although we appreciate including hyperlinks for the references (by adding ∖usepackage{hyperref} to the LaTeX file before compiling.

A short cover letter explaining (for non-experts) the relevance of the addressed computational problem and the foundational/original contributions of the manuscript should be added to the submission.

Source Files

While the PDF will be used for peer-review purposes, your source files will be transferred to the publisher for publication upon acceptance. Please ensure you provide all relevant editable source files.

All authors will be required to sign a copyright transfer agreement in order for the article to be published. This form must accompany the final article sent to the Managing Editor. All of the authors of a manuscript must sign this agreement, available for download or from the Editorial office. Authors are responsible for obtaining permissions to reprint previously published figures, tables, and other material. Letters of permission should accompany the final submission.

Digital Object Identifier

Springer-Verlag assigns a unique digital object identifier (DOI) to every article it publishes. The DOI is assigned after the article has been submitted by the author for publication, and continues throughout the lifetime of the article, and can thus be used to obtain information on the article during the production process, to find the article on the Internet, and to cite the article in references if published online in advance of print. See below for an example of how to cite DOIs in references. It is important to include the DOI in references for articles published online where volume and page numbers are not available.


Page proofs will be sent to the corresponding author for review and correction. Proofs should be returned within 48 hours (specific instructions will accompany the proof) to ensure timely publication. Articles may not be rewritten at the proof stage; only corrections of errors may be made.

Guidelines for the Preparation of Manuscripts

Papers must be written in English. Every page should be consecutively numbered from the Title Page (1) on. A shortened version of the title that does not exceed 45 characters for use on page heading will be required.

Complete AUTHOR NAMES for each author, plus their mailing addresses and institutional affiliation and email addresses are required. The corresponding author must be clearly indicated.

An ABSTRACT of reasonable length (we suggest not more than 200 words) in one paragraph that highlights the objectives, results, and conclusions of the paper is required. Do not cite figures, tables, or references within the abstract.


The REFERENCES to the literature should be listed alphabetically at the end of the manuscript following these examples.

Please use the hyperref package (usepackag{hyperref}) to compile your manuscript in a reader-friendly manner.

References to books

[1] G. Golub and C. Van Loan, Matrix Computations, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 1989.

References to chapters in books

[2] S. Smale, Newtons's method estimates from data at one point, in The Merging of Disciplines: New Directions in Pure, Applied, and Computational Mathematics (R. Ewing. K. Gross, and C. Martin, eds.), Springer-Verlag, New York, 1986, pp. 185-196.

References to journals

[3] A. Turing, On compatible numbers, with an application to the Entscheidungs problem, Proc. London Math Soc. 242 (1936), 203-265.

References to journal articles with DOIs but no page numbers

[4] M. N. Kolountzakis, On the Structure of Multiple Translational Tilings by Polygonal Regions, Discrete Comput. Geom. DOI:10.1007/s004540010014

American Mathematical Society abbreviation style is also acceptable. Follow the instructions for citing within text.

Within the text of the articles, references should be identified by number within brackets; with the number of the reference in boldface type, with each reference in a set of brackets (unless sequential); e.g., [1], [2], [5] [1-5] [3, pp. 7-9]

TABLES should be submitted in separate files, with TABLE LEGENDS incorporated into the table files. Tables should have a clear and rational structure. All tables should be numbered. Provide enough information in legends so that each table is understandable without reference to the text. Every table should be cited in text.

ILLUSTRATIONS should be of high quality, either professionally drawn or generated by graphics software. Submit figures as .eps or .tif files, in addition to hard copies. Graphics files should ONLY include the figures and their numbers/labels; there should be no extraneous information included, e.g., captions, author names.

FIGURE LEGENDS should be incoporated into the text files. Do not submit scans of hard copy figures. Hard copies of figures must be submitted along with hard copy of the manuscript. The hard copy of each figure must be labeled on its back, indicating figure number, author name, and an indication of the top of the figure where necessary. Figures (hard copy) should be submitted at their final size. Illustrations will be printed in black and white only in the journal. See instructions for color illustrations and other ancilary materials.

Offprints can be ordered by the corresponding author.

Submission of Ancillary Materials

Video, illustrations, data sets, etc. may be submitted for online publication with your article. These materials are subject to review and approval of the Editorial staff, and should be included with article submission. Preferred formats are




.gif, .jpg, or .pdf

If another format is used, a free viewer for that format must be available on the Internet for download. Files should be kept as small as possible. File size restrictions are 2MB per file and 10MB per article.

Guidelines for Electronically Produced Illustrations for Print


Send illustrations separately from the text (i.e. files should not be integrated with the text files). Always send printouts of all illustrations.

Vector (line) Graphics

Vector graphics exported from a drawing program should be stored in EPS format.

Suitable drawing program: Adobe Illustrator. For simple line art the following drawing programs are also acceptable: Corel Draw, Freehand, Canvas.

No rules narrower than .25 pt.

No gray screens paler than 15% or darker than 60%.

Screens meant to be differentiated from one another must differ by at least 15%.

Spreadsheet/Presentation Graphics

Most presentation programs (Excel, PowerPoint, Freelance) produce data that cannot be stored in an EPS format. Therefore graphics produced by these programs cannot be used for print.

Halftone Illustrations

Black & white and color illustrations should be saved in TIFF format.

Illustrations should be created using Adobe Photoshop whenever possible.


Scanned reproductions of black and white photographs should be provided as 300 ppi TIFF files.

Scanned color illustrations should be provided as TIFF files scanned at a minimum of 300 ppi with a 24-bit color depth.

Line art should be provided as TIFF files at 600 ppi.

* We do prefer having the original art as our printers have drum scanners which allow for better reproduction of critical medical halftones.

Graphics from Videos

Separate files should be prepared for frames from a video that are to be printed in the journal. When preparing these files you should follow the same rules as listed under Halftone Illustrations.

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Guidelines for Electronically Produced Illustrations for ONLINE


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Submission information

Please prepare your manuscript following the detailed Instructions for Authors for this journal. They can be accessed from the For Authors and Editors Link Section on the right hand side of this page.

Please make sure to provide the following information with your manuscript:

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