Editorial Policy

The SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics publishes research articles on mathematics applied to the physical, engineering, financial, and life sciences. Submitted articles should contribute to the mathematical and to the underlying physical understanding of specific scientific problems. Papers should address mathematically interesting and challenging problems, and should display a roughly equal balance between the development of the application and of the analysis. Manuscripts applying known methods to previously solved problems or providing mathematical analysis in the absence of significant scientific motivation and application will not be accepted.

Examples of appropriate topics include problems in fluid mechanics, including complex fluids, soft matter, interfacial problems, reaction-diffusion problems, sedimentation, combustion, and transport theory; solid mechanics; elasticity; electromagnetic theory and optics; materials science; mathematical biology, including population dynamics, biomechanics, infectious diseases and physiology; linear and nonlinear wave propagation, including scattering theory and wave propagation in random media; inverse problems; nonlinear dynamics; and stochastic processes, including queueing theory. Mathematical techniques include asymptotic methods, bifurcation theory, dynamical systems theory, complex network theory, multiscale methods, computational methods, and probabilistic and statistical methods. The foregoing list is not exhaustive, however, and papers addressing the mathematics involved in application areas not listed here are also welcome.

Submission of a manuscript to a SIAM journal is representation by the author that the manuscript has not been published or submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere. If some form of the paper has appeared previously, even in a conference proceedings, this fact must be indicated clearly in both a cover letter and a footnote on the first page of the paper.

Papers should occupy no more than 20 journal pages. This limit can be exceeded; however, substantial deviations from the page limit require that the referees, editor, and editor-in-chief be convinced that the increased length is both required by the subject matter and justified by the quality of the paper.

 

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