Submission guidelines

Instructions for Authors


Submission of a manuscript implies:

• that the work described has not been published before;

• that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere;

• that its publication has been approved by all coauthors, if any, as well as by the responsible authorities at the institute where the work has been carried out;

• that, if and when the manuscript is accepted for publication, the authors agree to automatically transfer the copyright to the publisher; and

• that the manuscript will not be published elsewhere in any language without the consent of the copyright holder. The manuscript should be written in English.

Submission of the Manuscript

The manuscript intended for publication should be sent to the Managing Editor. We strongly support electronic submission via email.

Managing Editor

Jean-Yves Béziau

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro


The Editorial Process

To speed up publication, and to ensure a unified layout throughout the journal, we require the use of LATEX.

Preparation of Manuscripts

The manuscript should be written in LATEX. It must include a title, the author’s name(s), an abstract, and the keywords. The 2000 Mathematics Subject Classification codes should be added, if applicable. Pictures should not be in color, their resolution should be at least 300 dpi, and all used fonts must be embedded.

All authors should give their complete addresses along with an e-mail address, if applicable. Please note that we cannot accept electronic files produced on any other typesetting or word processing system.

Class File

To simplify the transformation process between your documents and the final layout, we provide the LATEX class file birkjour.cls ready for use with the newer LATEX versions (LATEX2e) which can be downloaded from the web page

as a small zip file, (see also link here below).

Then, the first line in your document should be


The class file mainly sets the fonts, margins and spacing. It is based on the standard AMSart class. Hence all of the usual LATEX and AMS-LATEX commands can be used inside your document. A small sample file containing a short documentation and being useful as template is also provided in the zip file. The authors are highly recommended not to modify the class file by introducing personal settings and/or definitions. (Download zip, 195 kB)

Editing Services


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You can also use our free Grammar Check tool for an evaluation of your work.

Please note that using these tools, or any other service, is not a requirement for publication, nor does it imply or guarantee that editors will accept the article, or even select it for peer review.

Chinese (中文)


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Japanese (日本語)


内容が適切に組み立てられ、質の高い英語で書かれた論文を投稿すれば、編集者や査読者が論文を理解し、公正に評価するための最善の機会となります。多くの研究者は、個別のサポートを受けることで、研究結果を可能な限り最高の形で発表できると思っています。Springer Nature Author Servicesのエキスパートが、英文の編集、建設的な提言、論文の書式、図の調整、翻訳など、論文の作成をサポートいたします。




Korean (한국어)

게재를 위해 원고를 개선하려면 어떻게 해야 할까요?

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The corresponding author will receive a pdf file of the final form of his article. Reprints can be obtained through the publisher.

Open access publishing

To find out more about publishing your work Open Access in Logica Universalis, including information on fees, funding and licenses, visit our Open access publishing page.