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  • that the manuscript will not be published elsewhere in any language without the consent of the copyright holder.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 Editorial Process

Manuscripts should be submitted online at, these are acknowledged promptly following initial processing. Authors will be notified of the Editors' publishing decision once the refereeing process has been completed. Thirty reprints of published papers will be sent to the corresponding author free of charge. Additional reprints may be ordered from the Publisher.

Format of Manuscripts

General Layout

  • To speed up publication, and to ensure a unified layout throughout the journal and to enhance the reliability of data, we strongly encourage the use of LATeX and its article style-file (10 pt.). AMSTeX, AMSLATeX and even Plain-TeX are also accepted, but not encouraged. We request that neither overfull nor underfull boxes be contained in the text, that equations not exceed the indicated text width, and that hyphenations as well as the page breaks be carefully checked. Apart from the following base commands, please do not change any default settings (e.g. no vertical or horizontal offsets). Please adhere as closely as possible to the mentioned guidelines. If you need some definitions of your own, please enclose these (and only these) into your document.

Base Settings

  • \textwidth=125mm
  • \textheight=185mm
  • \parindent=8mm
  • \evensidemargin=0pt
  • \oddsidemargin=0pt
  • \frenchspacing


  • Manuscripts must include an abstract in English that summarizes the principle techniques and conclusions of the paper in relation to known results.

Keywords and Subject Classification

  • Keywords and where appropriate AMS subject classifications must accompany each article.

Abbreviated Title

  • It is necessary to indicate an abbreviated title, which will be used as a running head (no more than 50 characters including spaces).

Figures and Tables

Figures should be sent as:

  • part of the document within a «picture» environment
  • EPS-files (encapsulated PostScript), with no reference to fonts which are not TeX, PostScript Base 35- or MathPifonts. Use the epsf.sty(.tex) to include these files into your document
  • TIFF (uncompressed) files; or
  • fair copy on paper, whenever possible scaled to about 200%.


The literature should be referred to by numbers in the text in square brackets. In the bibliography, the references should be listed in alphabetical order or in order of appearance at the end of the manuscript. It should contain full article titles, chapter titles of books as well as first and last pages of each article. Standard abbreviations of journal names should be used.


The cost of major changes made to the paper during the proof phase may be billed to the author.

Submission of Manuscripts

Please follow the hyperlink “Submit manuscript” on the right and upload all of your manuscript files following the instructions given on the screen.

Please ensure you provide all relevant editable source files. Failing to submit these source files might cause unnecessary delays in the review and production process.

English Language Editing

For editors and reviewers to accurately assess the work presented in your manuscript you need to ensure the English language is of sufficient quality to be understood. If you need help with writing in English you should consider:

  • Getting a fast, free online grammar check.
  • Asking a colleague who is proficient in English to review your manuscript for clarity.
  • Visiting the English language tutorial which covers the common mistakes when writing in English.
  • Using a professional language editing service where editors will improve the English to ensure that your meaning is clear and identify problems that require your review. Two such services are provided by our affiliates Nature Research Editing Service and American Journal Experts. Springer authors are entitled to a 10% discount on their first submission to either of these services, simply follow the links below.

Free online grammar check

English language tutorial

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Please note that the use of a language editing service is not a requirement for publication in this journal and does not imply or guarantee that the article will be selected for peer review or accepted.

If your manuscript is accepted it will be checked by our copyeditors for spelling and formal style before publication.



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