Topology and its Applications

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Topology and its Applications is a research journal devoted to many areas of topology, and is published by Elsevier Science B.V. in Amsterdam. The journal, which began in 1971, has published over one hundred volumes. The Editors-in-chief of the journal are Professor Jan van Mill (Amsterdam) and Professor Jerry E. Vaughan (Greensboro). They and four managing editors will handle submissions. The journal will publish 27 issues in 2013; an issue contains about 110 pages.

Aims and Scope of the Journal

The journal is primarily concerned with publishing original research papers. However, a limited number of carefully selected survey or expository papers will also be included. The mathematical focus of the journal will be that suggested by the title, research in topology. It is felt that it is inadvisable to attempt a definitive description of topology as understood for this journal. Certainly the subject includes the algebraic, general, geometric, and set-theoretic facets of topology as well as areas of interaction between topology and other mathematical disciplines, e.g., topological algebra, topological dynamics, functional analysis, category theory, etc. Since the roles of various aspects of topology continue to change, the non-specific delineation of topics serves to reflect the current state of research in topology.

The journal occasionally publishes "Special Issues." Typically these are centered around a particular topic, research related to the works of an individual, or papers presented at a focused research conference. There is a list of Special Issues.

Instruction to Authors

Submission of manuscripts is welcome provided that the manuscript, or any translation of it, has not been copyrighted or published and is not being submitted for publication elsewhere. In order to facilitate the editorial process, authors are asked to submit manuscripts to the editor listed below whose area of expertise most closely matches the research topic of the author's manuscript. In case it is necessary to reassign a paper from one editor to another, the author will be informed accordingly. Papers may be submitted to one of the following editors using electronic Online Submission on the Author's Gateway page for TAIA . This is generally the prefered method for submissions. Alternately one may send a PDF or DVI file directly to the relevant editor (please see below for any additional instructions for electronic submission to the editors).

  • Henk Bruin, Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Surrey, Guildford, GU2 7XH, United Kingdom. ( Dynamical systems, continuum theory, symbolic dynamics, complex dynamics. Submissions to this editor should be made online from the journal's home page.

  • Daciberg Lima Gonçalves, Departamento de Matemática, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil. ( ): Algebraic topology: homology, homotopy theory. This editor can only accept online submissions made via the journal's homepage.

  • D. D. Long, Department of Mathematics, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, U.S.A. ( Topology of manifolds: knot theory, low-dimensional manifolds, hyperbolic geometry, Kleinian groups. Online submissions on the journal's home page are preferred, but it is also possible to submit directly to the editor. See instructions for direct submission to this editor.

  • Jan van Mill, Korteweg-de Vries Institute for Mathematics, Faculty of Science Universiteit van Amsterdam ( General topology, infinite dimensional topology, geometric topology, geometry of Banach spaces, theoretical computer science.

  • Jerry E. Vaughan, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC 27402-6170, U.S.A. ( Set-theoretic topology, general topology, set theory and logic, functional analysis, theoretical computer science. This editor can only accept online submissions made via the journal's homepage.

Preparation of Manuscripts

Manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with the instructions given below:

  • Manuscripts must be in English.
  • If possible, manuscripts should be prepared in a current form of TeX (currently Latex2e and TeX are preferred), and the PDF, (DVI or PS) files submitted electronically (the TeX file will be used by the printer). The Elsevier-LaTeX style package is mainly useful if one wishes to see ╩what an article might look like when published.
  • If a printed (hardcopy) document is submitted, a readable duplicate copy of the manuscript must also be submitted, and the author should retain a copy of the manuscript.
  • Manuscripts must include
  • The author's postal address, e-mail address, telephone number and fax number (if available) also should be included.
  • References should be listed alphabetically.
  • Individual editors (listed above) may have indicated additional requirements or information concerning submissions to them.

Complete instructions to authors (e.g., concerning figures) may be found in the inside back cover of any recent issue of the journal, or on the Author's Gateway page for TAIA under Guide for Authors.