Instructions for Authors

Note regarding SIAM's macros: Authors are highly encouraged to prepare their papers using SIAM's multimedia LaTeX 2e macros. Although doing so is optional, using the SIAM macros enables features that will aid editors and referees during review as well as reducing the time needed to process a paper after acceptance. If an author chooses not to use the SIAM macros, the SIAM office will reformat Plain TeX and AMSTeX files to use SIAM's multimedia LaTeX 2e macros after the paper has been accepted for publication. The SIAM multimedia LaTeX 2e macro package and documentation are available here or by email request to [email protected].

Submitting a Manuscript

Submissions to the all-electronic SIAM Journal on Applied Dynamical Systems (SIADS) must be in electronic form. Hard-copy submissions will not be considered. Please enter submissions directly into the Journal Submission & Tracking System at Authors should submit both the manuscript and a cover letter in PDF format. Figures, if any, must be embedded in the manuscript.

If you have not used the Journal Submission & Tracking System previously click on "New authors should register for an account." Fill out name, address, e-mail and other contact information requested. You now have a username and password. If you're an author, you can click on the Submit Manuscript link under Author Tasks. The manuscript submission process, including uploading your files, should take no longer than a few minutes. Instructions for using the Journal Submission & Tracking System are available here.

If you have any questions at any time, e-mail SIAM directly at [email protected].

Supplementary Materials: Authors are encouraged to submit Supplementary Materials to complement articles in SIADS. These might include additional figures or examples, animations, data sets used in the paper, computer code used to generate figures or tables, or other materials that are necessary to fully document the research in the paper or to facilitate the readers' ability to understand and extend the work. See Supplementary Materials for more information.

Some Supplementary Materials, such as movie files, may be appropriate for inclusion in the journal; others, such as computer program files, may be more appropriate for DSWeb, SIAM's website devoted to the dynamical systems community. Files intended for inclusion in the journal are peer reviewed along with the manuscript and therefore must be included with the submission.

You are also required to submit an index of Supplementary Materials. In the index, list each item along with a brief description and a justification for why the item should be included. This index will be used by the editor and referees in judging the appropriateness, and the descriptions will also ultimately appear on the Supplementary Materials webpage available to readers. This html template should be used to create the index (right click and "save link or target as" to download: also available as a text file). DSWeb supplemental files will not be peer reviewed with the submitted manuscript and will be discussed with the author only after the submitted paper has been accepted.

Color Images
SIADS welcomes interesting, appealing color images and authors are encouraged to include color figures that enhance and exemplify features of their manuscript. It would be helpful to SIAM if authors created color figure files as cyan-magenta-yellow-black (CMYK, 4-channel) files rather than red-green-blue (RGB, 3-channel) files.

Page and File-Size Limitations
Generally, manuscripts should not exceed 40 pages in length and/or 5 megabytes in file size. Supplemental files should not exceed 50 megabytes in size. Exceptions to these limits must be justified to the editor-in-chief. If these limitations are exceeded, please contact the SIAM office ([email protected]) in advance to explain the need for the extra size/space.

Parts of a Paper
Title: Titles should be brief and appropriate for indexing and should specifically describe the content of the paper.

Abstract: An abstract not exceeding 250 words that summarizes the principal techniques and conclusions of the manuscript in relation to known results must accompany each manuscript. Because the abstract must be able to stand independently, mathematical formulas and bibliographic references should be kept to a minimum; bibliographic references must be written out in full (not given by number).

Key words and AMS subject classifications: Lists of key words and AMS subject classifications must accompany all articles. The subject classifications are listed in the Annual Index of Mathematical Reviews and can be accessed or searched online at

Introduction: All SIADS papers must have clearly written introductions in which the authors outline their new results and explain why their work is of interest. The introduction should help the reader to decide whether to read the details in the paper.

References: References should be listed in either alphabetical order (preferred) or order of citation at the end of the manuscript. The following reference styles should be used:

Citations within the text: A consistent style should be used, and the style of in-text citations should conform to the reference style chosen. To refer to a specific page or item in an article or book the following formats may be used: [2, p. 51]; [M, p. 51]; Mandelbrot [2, p. 51]; or Mandelbrot (1977, p. 51).

Original scholarship: A large duplication of another author's or one's own work is a sign of poor scholarship. There is also a copyright issue if the source is not cited. Your manuscript should provide proper citations, use quotation marks or indentation (for quotations of five or more lines) to indicate borrowed wording, and minimize duplication. Refusal by an author to make these necessary changes is grounds for rejection.

Potentially Offensive Material: There is no general rule on what material is appropriate for publication in SIAM Publications. However, if a handling editor believes that the use of some material (text, images, etc.) may offend SIAM readers, the publication reverts to the editor-in-chief who will engage in an exchange with the authors on the need for the particular material and whether alternatives can be identified to express the same results. Unless the authors can make convincing arguments that the particular material is essential to convey the scientific contribution, it is expected that the material be replaced prior to review and further consideration for publication.

TeX Files: Although SIADS is not typeset for printing, it is produced from author-supplied TeX files, and authors of accepted manuscripts will be contacted for their files. (SIAM cannot accept electronic files for papers produced on any other typesetting or word processing system.) More detailed information on SIAM's TeX procedures is sent to authors upon manuscript acceptance.

Authors may suggest an editor from among those on the SIADS editorial board, but the editor-in-chief has the exclusive right to assign papers to a specific editor. The editors reserve the right to reject any manuscript that is not completely legible or does not conform to the standards cited here.

Submission of a manuscript to SIADS is representation by the author that the manuscript has not been published or submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere. If the manuscript appeared in a preliminary form in a conference proceedings, this must be clearly indicated in both your electronic submission form and a footnote on the title page of the manuscript.

If your paper contains material (for example, tables or figures) from another source, that material must be accompanied by written permission from the copyright holder. Permission is needed in cases of alternations to the original, as well.

ORCID: SIAM is a member of ORCID - - a central registry of researchers. Authors submitting papers to SIAM journals can log in to the submission system ( through their ORCID account, or can go to their SIAM system profile to connect their ORCID to their SIAM journals work. If the paper is accepted and published, SIAM Journals Online will display an icon next to the author’s name which links to their ORCID page, which can in turn list their published article if the author chooses.

SIAM encourages authors to take advantage of ORCID’s capability, which can be viewed as a DOI for an individual. Wherever it is used, this unique identifier then pulls together the individual’s work and professional activities from across publications, disciplines and workplaces. The researcher controls, through his or her ORCID account, which work and activities are publicly displayed.

Those interested can register for an ORCID ID at Use it for login at manuscript submission, or contact SIAM at [email protected] to add it to your account.

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