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SIAM Journal on Mathematical Analysis (SIMA) features research articles of the highest quality employing innovative analytical techniques in mathematical analysis to treat problems in the sciences. Every paper has content that is primarily analytical and that employs mathematical methods in such areas as partial differential equations, the calculus of variations, functional analysis, approximation theory, harmonic or wavelet analysis, or dynamical systems. 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 motivation for 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.

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; plasticity; electromagnetic theory and optics; materials science; mathematical biology, including population dynamics, biomechanics, infectious diseases, and physiology; kinetic theory; quantum mechanics; linear and nonlinear wave propagation, including scattering theory and wave propagation in random media; inverse problems; optimal transport; nonlinear dynamics; and stochastic processes, including queuing theory.

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 35 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.