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Applied Mathematics & Optimization

Applied Mathematics & Optimization

Editor: I. Lasiecka; H. Pham

ISSN: 0095-4616 (print version)
ISSN: 1432-0606 (electronic version)

Journal no. 245

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Submission of Manuscripts 

Manuscripts should be sent to amo@dam.brown.edu
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 a total of four copies of the text and illustrations.
Applied Mathematics and Optimization strongly encourages electronic submission of manuscripts for both the review and production phases. For initial submissions, we prefer electronic files that can be easily printed and forwarded to editorial board members and referees: PDF, PostScript, or TeX, in that order. Very large files (over 1MB) should be sent as .zip files. Please include all files necessary for the printing of the paper. When a paper is submitted electronically, there is no need to mail a hard copy printout of the text and illustrations to the Editor. Ancillary electronic materials should be submitted to the Editor along with the article and are subject to review and approval of the Editorial office. See below for appropriate formats for publication of ancillary electronic materials.
Upon acceptance of manuscripts, authors will be promptly notified. Final copies of the paper should then be sent to the Editor. In order to facilitate the publication process authors are strongly encouraged to prepare their articles in some form of TeX. Along with TeX source files, we request the macro files for the text. For the illustrations we request separate .tif or .eps files. Two hard copy printouts of the text and illustrations should accompany the electronic files.

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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 will be required prior to publication.
• 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 and phone/FAX numbers provided.
• An ABSTRACT of reasonable length 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. For journals, the following information should appear: names (including initials or first names) of all authors, year of publication, full title of paper, journal name, volume, and pages. Books cited should list author(s), year, full title, edition, publisher, and place of publication. Journal articles published online should list names (including initials or first names) of all authors, year of publication, full title of paper, journal name, and DOI.
Examples are:
1. Bombieri E, Gordon J (1972) The search for a new formula. Amer J Phys 15:23–28
2. Halmos PR (1951) Introduction to Hilbert Space, 2nd edn. Chelsea, New York
3. Smith AB (2002) Distance functions. Appl Math Optim DOI: 10.1007/s00245-002-1234-x
• 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. Every table should be cited in the text.
• ILLUSTRATIONS should be of high quality, either professionally drawn or generated by graphics software. Submit figures as .eps or .rif 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 incorporated into the text files. Do not submit scans of hard copy figures. Hard copies of figures must be submitted along with the 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 ancillary materials.
• The corresponding author of each article will receive 50 OFFPRINTS of the article upon its publication in the print edition of the journal. The author may choose to receive a PDF file of the final article instead of free offprints. This option is presented with page proofs.

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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 the article at the time of submission. Preferred formats are .mov for video, and .gif, .jpg, or .pdf for illustrations. 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.
Color will only be included in the print edition when the author covers the additional expense of color printing.

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  • 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.
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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    The Applied Mathematics and Optimization Journal covers a broad range of mathematical methods in particular those that bridge with optimization and have some connection with applications. Core topics include calculus of variations, partial differential equations, stochastic control, optimization of deterministic or stochastic systems in discrete or continuous time, homogenization, control theory, mean field games, dynamic games and optimal transport. Algorithmic, data analytic, machine learning and numerical methods which support the modeling and analysis of optimization problems are encouraged.  Of great interest are papers which show some novel idea in either the theory or model  which include some connection with potential applications in  science and engineering.

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