## INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS

**Submission** of a manuscript implies that the work described has not been published before (except in the form of a preprint), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, and that it will not be submitted elsewhere unless it has been rejected by the editors of Applicationes Mathematicae. On the proof stage, the author will be asked to sign the copyright transfer agreement.

**Manuscripts** in English in the form of PDF files should be submitted here. You are also welcome to contact us by email for more information.

An **abstract** of not more than 200 words, the 2010 Mathematics Subject Classification and a list of key words and phrases are required.

The publisher strongly encourages preparing the manuscript in any version of TeX.

Recommended format of manuscripts: 12-point type (including references), text width 13.5 cm.

A **template file**

The amsart style: IMPAN-amsart.tex, IMPAN-amsart.pdf

The article style: IMPAN-article.tex, IMPAN-article.pdf

**Figures** must be prepared in electronic form, suitable for direct reproduction. The use of very thin lines should be avoided.

**References** should be arranged in alphabetical order, typed with double spacing, and styled and punctuated according to the following examples:

[6] | D. Beck, Some remarks on J(X), in: Algebra and Analysis, E. Brook (ed.), Lecture Notes in Math. 867, Springer, Berlin, 1974, 115--124. |

[7] | A. James and R. Hill, An index formula for Fredholm operators, J. Differential Equations 15 (1976), 197--211. |

[8] | C. Moore, Introduction to Algebraic Topology, Vol. 2, Progr. Math. 54, {Birkhäuser, Basel, 1978. |

[9] | A. S. Novikov, An existence theorem for planar graphs, preprint, Moscow University, 1980 (in Russian). |

Other acceptable styles (if used consistently throughout the paper) are:

[JH] | A. James and R. Hill, An index formula for Fredholm operators, J. Differential Equations 15 (1976), 197--211. |

Or:

A. James and R. Hill (1976), An index formula for Fredholm operators, J. Differential Equations 15, 197-211.

The author's **affiliation** (including the e-mail address) should be given.

PDF **proofs** will be e-mailed to the corresponding author.

The **Online First** version of the article will be sent to the author and published on the journal's web site before the article is assigned to an issue. This version will be freely downloadable for everybody. The author is allowed to post the “Online First” version to his/her personal web site and to any other archives.

When the paper is assigned to an issue, the **final print file** with all publication data included will also be sent to the author. The latter file will be for the author's personal use only and should not appear on any web site other than IMPAN’s.

**Offprints** of the article in batches of 25 can be purchased. They can be ordered when sending the proof corrections.

Authors retain the right to distribute their author accepted manuscript under a CC-BY license.

The article can also be published in **Open Access **(that is, with the final print file also freely downloadable) upon paying a fee of 400 euros. The decision should be communicated at the proof stage; the appropriate invoice will then be sent to the author.

**Address of the Editor**:

Łukasz Stettner

Applicationes Mathematicae

Institute of Mathematics

Polish Academy of Sciences

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00-656 Warszawa 10, Poland

fax 48-22-6293997

email

For additional information and advice, see Guidelines for authors.