Editorial Policy

The SIAM Journal on Applied Algebra and Geometry publishes research articles of exceptional quality on the development of algebraic, geometric, and topological methods with strong connection to applications. This connection must be explained and whenever possible specific applications used as examples. The journal also publishes articles highlighting interesting algebraic, geometric, or topological problems arising from applications, provided that the connection to applications is clearly established. Papers in pure mathematics inspired by, but removed from, applications or on applications of one area of pure mathematics to another are best suited for other journals.

The areas from mathematics that are drawn on are interpreted very broadly, and include at least: algebraic geometry, algebraic, geometric, and topological combinatorics, algebraic topology, combinatorial topology, commutative and noncommutative algebra, convex and discrete geometry, differential geometry, multilinear and tensor algebra, number theory, representation theory, symbolic and numerical computation.

The application areas include at least biology, coding theory, complexity theory, computational geometry, computer graphics, computer vision, control theory, cryptography, data analysis, game theory and economics, geometric design, machine learning, optimization, quantum computing, robotics, social choice and voting theory, statistics, theoretical computer science, and any other applications which substantially use methods from algebra, geometry, or topology. Submissions on computational methods or that include mathematical software are particularly welcome.

Articles for the SIAM Journal on Applied Algebra and Geometry must be accessible and of wide interest to mathematicians working in related or application areas. They must contain substantially new results and relate them to the existing literature in a scholarly fashion.

Brevity is encouraged, with a suggested maximum length of 25 pages. We emphasize the use of online resources.

Referees will be asked for their report within two months. Editors may summarily reject papers that in their opinion are not suitable for publication in the journal.

Submission of a manuscript to SIAGA is representation by the author(s) that: 

With the exception of those works indicated clearly in both a cover letter and a footnote on the first page of the paper, the authors certify that the general content of the manuscript, in whole or in part, is not submitted, accepted, or published elsewhere, including conference proceedings.  Authors should upload any such indicated overlapping works as supporting materials to the submission.
The authors also certify that the general content of the manuscript, in whole or in part, will not be submitted, accepted, or published elsewhere, including conference proceedings, while it is under consideration or in production.  The only exception is if the authors have received specific prior written approval from the editor-in-chief. These policies do not prohibit releasing the manuscript as a technical report, posting the manuscript to a preprint server, or publishing a short abstract at a conference or workshop that does not formally publish reviewed proceedings. 

Failure to adhere to this policy is cause for rejection of the manuscript. 


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