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Scope of Electronic Journal of Linear Algebra

ELA welcomes mathematical articles of high standards that contribute new information and new insights to matrix analysis and the various aspects of linear algebra and its applications. No fees are charged to authors or readers.

Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Electronic Journal of Linear Algebra provided he or she owns the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit the article. Authors are the initial owners of the copyrights to their works (an exception in the non-academic world to this might exist if the authors have, as a condition of employment, agreed to transfer copyright to their employer).

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General Submission Rules

Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). By submitting material to Electronic Journal of Linear Algebra, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that he or she will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at Electronic Journal of Linear Algebra. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Electronic Journal of Linear Algebra, please contact the editors.

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Formatting Requirements

A manuscript for Electronic Journal of Linear Algebra must be written in acceptable and fluent English. It may be in color provided it is equally readable when displayed in black and white. Manuscripts for ELA must be developed using the LaTeX2e Standard Macros package for SIAM journals. These can be downloaded at SIAM website (download the siamart_1116.zip file). The ELA style is implemented and illustrated in the downloadable example entitled sample.tex at ELA-Sample


Manuscripts submitted to ELA are compiled pdflatex It is the author's responsibility to see that pdflatex can compile the manuscript. However, successful compilation of the manuscript does not guarantee that the resulting file can be processed into by ELA's software. In case of difficulties, it may be necessary for the author to revise or reconstruct the article's illustrations. Accordingly, authors are advised to save the data and the programs that produced the data until their articles are published. Normally, illustration files produced by such programs as MATLAB or Maple can be processed without difficulty.

The sample file gives examples of several important formatting conventions. These are given as a checklist below.

Title, authors, etc

✓The title and submission information follows that of the sample file.

✓Authors, addresses and funding information format follows that of the sample.

✓A good descriptive abstract, written in the third person and of no more that 250 words, is given.

✓A short list (4-6) of pertinent keywords is provided.

✓Primary and secondary AMS classifications are listed.

✓Each section begins with \section{name-of-section} command.

✓The title and submission information follows that of the sample.

✓The source file complies with no errors using pdflatex.

General formatting

✓Each section begins with \section{name-of-section} command.

✓Definitions, lemmas, theorems, etc., are numbered consecutively within each section.

✓ Formulas are numbered on the right. This convention will be automatic when the style file is properly used.

✓The command sets \begin{lemma} \end{lemma}, \begin{theorem} \end{theorem}, \begin{corollary} \end{corollary} are used to create Lemmas, Theorems, and Corollaries.