The International Mathematical Union (IMU) has endorsed a document giving best practice guidelines for the running of mathematical journals
The document deals with the rights and responsibilities of authors, referees, editors and publishers, and makes recommendations for the good running of such journals based on principles of transparency, integrity and professionalism.
“Well run journals play a vital role in the scientific process. Although the document is concerned with mathematics journals, we hope that those in other fields will find it interesting and useful.” Professor László Lovász (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest), IMU President
“It is important that everyone involved in the publication process has full information on how papers are handled and on what basis they are accepted or rejected.” Sir John Ball (University of Oxford), the Chair of CEIC