(J. Indian Math. Soc. ; JIMS ; the Journal ; ISSN 0019-5839 )

The Journal is a quarterly periodical and the four numbers of it constitute a single volume. Currently it is published in two parts: numbers 1 and 2 (January to June) as one part and numbers 3 and 4 (July to December) as the second part. Since 1933, it is published as new series.

An online version is also being published now from 2015 onwards.

Only the high quality research papers are published in the Journal.

It may be noted with pride that the Indian Mathematical Society, founded in April, 1907, started publishing Progress Reports right from its establishment year. The first Progress Report was published on September 1, 1907 and the second Progress Report was published on October 15, 1907. By December 1908, the Society had published 8 Progress Reports. In March 1908 a sub-committee was appointed to take steps for publication of a Journal and from 1909, the Progress reports were rechristened as Journal, and under the title 'The Jourmal of the Indian Mathematical Club the First issue appeared in February, 1909 . The title was then changed to its present title as 'The Jourmal of the Indian Mathematical Society and since then the journal appeared regularly every two months till 1933.
The Founder Editor of the "Pregress reports" and later of the Journal was Prof. M.T. Naranienger (on the left) who continued till 1927 and nurtured it for 20 years. Then the Editorship of the journal was entrusted to Prof. R. Vaidyanathswamy (on the right) who served the Society as the Editor of the Journal for 23 long years from 1927 to 1950. During his tenure of Editorship, the JIMS new series was started in 1934 and was turned in to a quarterly journal .

It was due to the hard work put in by these two pioneering editors that the JIMS established itself as one of the leading international journals - a position which it continues to have even today.

It may be noted with great pride that

1911 volume of this Journal contains earliest contributions of the great legendry mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan. They were in the form of questions. Interestingly, a fifteen page paper entitled “Some properties of Bernoulli Numbers” contributed by Ramanujan also appeared in the same 1911 volume of the Journal. In fact, he published 12 of his research papers in the Journal of Indian Mathematical Society .

S. S. Pillai, another brilliant Indian mathematician, who almost solved the famous "Warring Problem", published 23 of his research papers in the Journal of Indian Mathemtical Society and 8 papers in the Mathematics Student .

Publication ethics:
Authors submitting a research paper/article for publication in both the periodicals must know that while submitting the article for publication in any of the two periodicals they have to also give an undertaking, concerning publication ethics, malpractice, plagiarism and copyright , as per the Declaration form. For this, they should download the Declaration form, fill in the details sought, put in their signatures and then a scanned copy of it be sent as attachment to the respective Editor-in-Chief on their e-mail address alongwith the manuscript .

It may also be noted by all concerned that

(i) No charges:
There are no page charges or any other charges, either to the authors or to authors' institutions, for publication of an article in any of the two periodicals published by the Society.

However, if author(s) whose paper is accepted for publication in any of the IMS periodicals is (are) unable to provide the required LaTeX source file of the accepted paper, then a charge Rs. 100 (US $ 10) per page will be levied for LaTex typesetting charges.

(ii) Peer review:
Right from its begining, both the periodicals are peer reviewed and are indexed in MathSciNet (MR) and ZentralBlatt MATH - the biggest data bases of Mathematical Sciences in the world.

Each and every article received for publication is peer reviewed/evaluated by a relevant discipline expert from the Editorial Board or from the academic institutes from India & abroad; and the acceptance of the article is strictly as per their recommendation.

(iii) Copyright:
Copy right of the articles published in the Student or the Journal lies with the Indian Mathematical Society.

(iv). Reprints:
As a part of the green iniative voluntarily embraced by the Society, henceforth, from the 2012 issue of The Mathematics Student onwards, authors of the papers printed in the Journal as well as in the Mathematics Student shall be entitled to receive a soft copy (PDF file with watermarked "Author's copy") of the paper published as a reprint (insteard of the hard copies that were being supplied earlier).

For access to the Editorial Board of The Journal, here is the link:
Editorial Board, JIMS

Manuscript Submission:

Manuscripts intended for publication should be submitted only online on jimsmorane@gmail.com , in .pdf file, including figures and tables, along with the duly completed Declaration form to the

The Journal of the Indian Mathematical Society

on the E-mail address

Manuscript Style:

Manuscripts (including bibliographies, tables, etc.) should be typed double spaced on A4 size white paper with 1 inch (2.5 cm.) margins on all sides with font size 11 pt., in LaTeX.

While typing in LaTeX, the following Preamble be used as is required by the Press:

\documentclass[11 pt,a4paper,twoside,reqno]{amsart}
\textwidth = 12.5 cm
\textheight = 20 cm
\topmargin = 0.5 cm
\oddsidemargin = 1 cm
\evensidemargin = 1 cm

Sections should appear in the following order :
Title Page,
Notes and

Comments or replies to previously published articles should also follow this format with the exception of abstracts.

Title Page: The Title page should include the manuscript title, authors’ names & permanent affiliations and the name, address & e-mail address of the author to whom page proofs and a watermarked soft copy of reprint is required to be sent.

Abstract: The following page should include an abstract of not more than 100 words, a list of two to six key words and AMS subject classification (2000).

Text: The text of the manuscript should begin on a new page. The introduction should have heading number 1. Subsequent section headings (including appendices) should be designated by Hindu-Arabic numerals (2,3,…etc.) and subsection headings should be numbered 2.1, 2.2, etc. Figures, tables and displayed equations should be numbered sectionwise consecutively throughout the text (1, 2,… etc.). Equation numbers should appear flush right in parentheses and running variables for equation (e.g., i =1,2,…, n) flush right in parentheses.

References: Responsibility for the accuracy of bibliographic citations lies entirely with the Authors. References in the body of the text should be in cross-reference style ((\cite{}) mode in LaTeX). Example: “… as mentioned in (\cite{}, \cite{}), Ramanujan (\cite{}) obtained the following result …”.
references in the list at the end should be in alphabetical order of last name (not initials) and should be in bibliographic cross references mode/style.

Reference to a journal publication:
[1]. Birkhoff, G., Neutral elements in general lattices,
Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 46 (1940), 702--705.

In LaTeX,
\biitem{Birk} Birkhoff, G., Neutral elements in general lattices, \textit{Bull. Amer. Math. Soc.}, {\bf{46}}(1940), 702--705.

Reference to a book:
[1]. Munkres, J., Elements of Algebraic Topology,
Addison–Wesley, 1984.

In LaTeX,
\bibitem{Munkrs} Munkres, J., \textit{Elements of Algebraic Topology}, Addison–Wesley, 1984.

Illustration Style: Originals for illustrations should be sharp and of good contrast. Each Figure and Table should be mentioned in the text and numbered consecutively using Hindu-Arabic numerals. For each Figure and Table, its desired location in the text should be clearly specified. Each Figure and Table must have a caption. Example of proper style for captions : “Figure 1” or “Table 1”. Suggested Figure formats are : TIFF, GIF, EPS, PPT and Postscript. Files should be at least 300 dpi.

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(with effect from January 01, 2019)

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The soft copies of the following recent volumes of JIMS (from 2015 onwards), along with the full text of papers, can be accessed at

For the access to the list of recently published volumes of the Journal as also for the contents of the published volumes of the Journal from 2003 to 2015, in a tabular form, here is the link:

Recently published volumes and Contents-JIMS 2003 to 2015