The Indian Mathematical Society publishes two periodicals:
The Jourmal of the Indian Mathematical Society
( J. Ind. Math. Soc., JIMS; the Journal ; ISSN 0019-5839 )
The Mathematics Student (Math Student)
( Math Student ; ISSN 0025-5742 )
both of which are quarterly. The four numbers of the Journal constitute a single volume and 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. The four numbers of the Student are published as a single yearly volume.
The Journal of the Indian Mathematical Society (ISSN 0019-5839):
* Only the research papers of high quality are published in the Journal .
The Society was founded in April, 1907 and since then it started publishing Progress Reports. 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 Professor M.T. Naranienger who continued till 1927 and nurtured it for 20 years. Then the Editorship of the journal was entrusted to Prof. R. Vaidyanathswamy 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. In fact 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 .
The Mathematics Student ( ISSN 0025-5742 )
At the time of the silver jubilee celebrations of the Society on the occasion of completion of
twenty five years
of existence of the Indian Mathematical Society in 1932, it was decided to start the publication
of another periodical and accordingly the Society started in 1933 a new periodical, named
The Mathematics Student,
A. Narasinga Rao as its first Editor who
worked as the founder editor almost single-handed with great devotion for eighteen years
(1933-1950)and placed it on a firm footing.
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 of the Press :
Sections should appear in the following order : Title Page, Abstract, Text, Notes and References. 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 reprints are 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 (2010).
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 consecutively throughout the text (1, 2,… etc.). Equation numbers should appear flush left 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 text be indicated by number(s) in square brackets in line with the text. Example: “… as mentioned in [2, 8]. Ramanujan  obtained the following result …”. In the list, the references should be numbered in the order in which they appear in the text.
Reference to a journal publication:
1. G. Birkhoff, Neutral elements in general lattices,
Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 46 (1940), 702 – 705.
Reference to a book:
1. J. Munkres, Elements of Algebraic Topology,
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.
** Annual subscription for the Journal / the Student :
For each periodical
• Rs. 1500/- for Libraries of Educational Institutions in India - provided the subscription is directly through IMS.
• Rs. 1800 for Libraries of Educational Institutions in India when the subscription is through an agent who gives complete name and address of the subscriber. The supply will be made directly to the subscribing library. The agents will get 15% discount.
• Rs. 6000/- to others for personal use or to the agents who do not supply the name and address of the end user. In this case, the agents will get 20% discount.
• $150/- for personal use or for Libraries outside India. Agent's discount 20%.
** Henceforth, from the 2012 issue of The Mathematics Student onwards, the Life Members will be given on line access to the Mathematics Student / will be sent on line the soft copy of the Mathematics Student, in electronic form, instead of supplying the hard copy, for their personal use (not for circulation) at their email address registered by the members with the Society (instead of in the physical form)
Those Members who have not registered their e-mail address are requested to register it on line on < email@example.com >.
It may please be noted that the contents of The Mathematics Student will continue to be available on the Society’s website www.indianmathsociety.org and a physical copy of The Mathematics Student will continue to be available at the IMS Library (Ramanujan Institute of Advanced Study in Mathematics, Madras University, Chennai) as well as at the Registered Office of the Society (Department of Mathematics, University of Pune, Pune – 422 007) for reference during office hours.
***Life Members with their mailing address in India or the International Life members can subscribe the Journal at Rs.1500/- (US$ 35/-) for their personal use (not for sale/resale)..
Business Correspondence and Payments :
All the business correspondence be addressed to Prof. S. K. Nimbhorkar, Treasurer, IMS; Department of Mathematics, Dr. B. A. M. University, Aurangabad – 431 004 (Maharashtra), India. All the payments are to be made to Prof. S. K. Nimbhorkar, Treasurer, IMS by DD drawn in favour of “The Indian Mathematical Society” payable at Aurangabad (Maharashtra), India.
In case of any query, the concerned Editor may be contacted.