Algebra Universalis publishes papers in universal algebra, lattice theory, and related fields. In a pragmatic way, one could define the areas of interest of the journal as the union of the areas of interest of the members of the Editorial Board. In addition to research papers, we are also interested in publishing high quality survey articles.

Papers of more than 40 pages are discouraged, and papers of more than 50 pages are not normally considered.

The Mailbox contains short communications in our areas of interest.

Submissions are made electronically; please see the Instructions to Authors here on the right hand side column.

Submitting authors may be asked to referee future articles, and are asked to consider the necessity and importance of refereeing in assisting the function and quality of the journal.

Topical Collections (TCs) are a new concept in the publishing policy of Algebra Universalis, and it replaces the former format of a Special Issue. The reason for this change is the CAP (Continuous Article Publication) system that applies from January 1, 2018. According to the standards of the CAP system, every publication that successfully goes through the refereeing process will be published online shortly after the author approves the PDF produced by the publisher. It will be immediately attached to a volume. This means that a volume is going to be defined as a set of papers collected in a given time and ordered by the corresponding timeline. In particular, this implies that papers, that were previously collected in a Special Issue, will be distributed over several volumes and mixed with other journal papers. Each TC will have a tab on the Springer’s Algebra Universalis website making it possible to view just the papers in the TC.

The submission procedure for TCs is the standard one, via the Editorial Manager. When deciding on the article type, choose the TC to which you are submitting, and then the name of its Guest Editor. After that you proceed as usual.

Bibliographic Data
Algebra Univers.
First published in 1971
1 volume per year, 4 issues per volume
approx. 1,000 pages per vol.
Format: 15.5 x 23.5 cm
ISSN 0002-5240 (print)
ISSN 1420-8911 (electronic)

AMS Mathematical Citation Quotient (MCQ): 0.43 (2017)

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Friedrich Wehrung
Publishing model
Hybrid. Open Access options available

Journal metrics

0.667 (2018)
Impact factor
0.681 (2018)
Five year impact factor
114 days
Submission to first decision
273 days
Submission to acceptance
13,814 (2019)
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1420-8911
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0002-5240
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