Mathematics; Statistics; Applications

Information For Authors

Author Guidelines, Submission Preparation Checklist, And Publication Fees

Recommendations for submitting authors: we invite the authors to submit their paper and in particular the metadata with extreme care. The metadata entered will be public in case of acceptance of the paper. In particular:

- Use the full names and surnames, without abbreviations;

- Always enter the names of all authors and correct affiliations;

- Do not use capital letters where not necessary, both in the title of the work and in the names of the authors;

- Use the journal's template: DOWNLOAD THE JOURNAL'S TEMPLATE

- In the submission phase, it is required to provide the names, affiliations and email addresses of three possible referees who could be contacted in case of need. This element is essential and should be entered in the "Comments for the editor" section. If the authors do not provide this information, the paper will not be processed because the submission is considered incomplete and after one month it will be automatically deleted from the platform. The possible referees indicated must be scholars belonging to university structures other than the authors and with whom the authors have no conflicts of interest of any economic nature;

- Provide the ORCID number of each author;

- Upload the manuscript in the most recent available journal's Section.

Submit your original paper online (Please contact to ask for user and password).



For any information, authors can contact the following mail address:



As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. I have provided two papers: the first one (for editors) should contain all information whereas the second one (for reviewers) should not have any identifying features; this is to ensure that Authors’ identity is not revealed in this second manuscript.
  1. I am aware that an article processing charge (APC) of €100.00 (+ cost of the international transfer) is due for papers accepted for publication. 

I am aware that the €100.00 fee is net of the international transfer costs that are to be paid by the author. 

I am aware that in case the publisher receives a sum of less than €100.00 the article will not be published.

  1. The manuscript includes captions for tables and figures, and all figure and table citations in the text match the files provided.

All references mentioned in the Reference List are cited in the text, and vice versa.

Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Internet).

Journal policies detailed in this guide have been reviewed.

Only one author has been designated as the corresponding author (quoting with “*” his name).

The manuscript has been ‘spell-checked’ and ‘grammar-checked’.

I have provided the keywords, title, abstract, and AMS subject classification in the first page of your article.

  1. I am ready to indicate in "comments for editor" a list of three possible reviewers that the journal could contact in case of lack of availability of their own reviewers (indicating name, surname, affiliation, mail address, and fields of interest). I know that these experts should not belong to the same institutions as the authors, and they could be useful as possible referees in case no reviewers are available.

NOTE: Only provide scholars with an institutional email address.

Do not provide email addresses with non-institutional domains like google, yahoo, etc.



Length and Sections

Manuscripts should be between 2000 and 8000 words in length (including references, tables and figures). Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, …), 1.2, etc. (the abstract is not included in section numbering). Use this numbering also for internal cross-referencing: do not just refer to ‘the text’. Each heading should appear on its own separate line.


The title should be concise and informative. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.

Author names and affiliations

Please clearly indicate the given name(s) and family name(s) of each author and check that all names are accurately spelled. Present the authors’ affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name and, if available, the e-mail address of each author.

Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. Ensure that the e-mail address is given and that contact details are kept up to date by the corresponding author.

A concise and factual abstract is required (maximum 150 words). The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. For this reason, References should be avoided, but if essential, then cite the author(s) and year(s). Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself.

Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 5 keywords, using British or American spelling, but not a mixture of these, and avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, “and”, “of”).

State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.

Results should be clear and concise.


The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a Discussion or Results and Discussion section.

If there is more than one appendix, they should be identified as A, B, etc. Formulae and equations in appendices should be given separate numbering: Eq. (A.1), Eq. (A.2), etc.; in a subsequent appendix, Eq. (B.1) and so on. Similarly for tables and figures: Table A.1; Fig. A.1, etc.

Collate acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the article before the references and do not, therefore, include them on the title page, as a footnote to the title or otherwise.

Ensure that each illustration has a caption. Supply captions separately, not attached to the figure. A caption should comprise a brief title (not on the figure itself) and a description of the illustration. Keep text in the illustrations themselves to a minimum but explain all symbols and abbreviations used.

Please submit tables as editable text and not as images. Tables can be placed either next to the relevant text in the article, or on a separate page(s) at the end. Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text and place any table notes below the table body.

Citations in the text 
Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Any references cited in the abstract must be given in full. Unpublished results and personal communications are not recommended in the reference list but may be mentioned in the text. If these references are included in the reference list they should follow the standard reference style of the journal and should include a substitution of the publication date with either ‘Unpublished results’ or ‘Personal communication’. Citation of a reference as ‘in press’ implies that the item has been accepted for publication. In the text, it is possible to use numbers or the surnames of the authors with the year (author, year).

Web references 
As a minimum, the full URL should be given and the date when the reference was last accessed. Any further information, if known (DOI, author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given. Web references can be listed separately (e.g., after the reference list) under a different heading if desired, or can be included in the reference list.

References Style

Please use the abbrvnat style commonly used for latex: examples are available at

Check Before Sending a Paper

  • Before to submit a paper, the authors should check the following items:
  • Only one author has been designated as the corresponding author (quoting with “*” his name);
  • The manuscript includes keywords and captions for tables and figures;
  • The manuscript has been ‘spell-checked’ and ‘grammar-checked’;
  • All figure and table citations in the text match the files provided;
  • If colour should be used for figures in the print version of the paper, the authors should indicate this in the accompanying letter;
  • All references mentioned in the Reference List are cited in the text, and vice versa;
  • Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Internet);
  • Journal policies detailed in this guide have been reviewed;
  • Please provide two papers: the first one (for editors) should contain all information whereas the second one (for reviewers) should not have any identifying features; this is to ensure that Authors’ identity is not revealed in this second manuscript;
  • Please, provide a list of three scholars expert on the topic of your paper, with their names, affiliations, and email addresses. These experts should not belong to the same institutions as the authors, and they could be useful as possible referees in case no reviewers are available.



All authors are requested to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest including any financial, personal or other relationships with other people or organizations within three years of beginning the submitted work that could inappropriately influence, or be perceived to influence, their work.



An article processing charge (APC) of €100.00 (+ cost of the international transfer.) is requested for papers accepted for publication.  This publication fee is not requested in case of rejection of the article. A further payment of €40.00 + shipping fees is due in case the authors request to receive a printed copy of the issue. A further payment of €50.00 is due for any figure in case the authors require coloured figures in the print copy. Details for sending the payment will be given to the corresponding author after the acceptance of the paper.

We invite the authors to pay particular attention to the fact that the cost of the international transfer is borne by the authors. Therefore, if the authors are in a non-European country, generally the cost of the transfer is around €15.00. We invite authors to inquire about the cost of the transfer at their bank before making the payment. The publisher will consider valid only a payment of 100.00 euros + cost of the international transfer.



The names and email entered in this journal site addresses will be used exclusively for the stated purposes and will not be made available for any other use.


Volumes, Issues, And Special Issues

Ratio Mathematica publishes two volumes each year, plus possible special issues. To maintain consistency with the numbering that began more than thirty years ago, there is a coincidence between the number of the volume and that of the issues. In other words, each volume contains only one issue.


Proposal Of A Special Issue In Ratio Mathematica

The main points for the organisation of a special issue in Ratio Mathematica are the following:


Each paper must have a minimum number of pages equal to 5 and a maximum of 40.

Each paper must be sent strictly following the journal's style and will not be accepted for publication if the template is not used correctly.

All the papers, which the guest editors propose to accept, must be submitted on the journal website with precise metadata.

The journal does not seek to publish conference proceedings in which the contribution is negligible. Articles must be fully developed throughout, not presented as short papers with low-level introductions (with missing motivations and literature review), discussion, and conclusions. Ratio Mathematica is indexed in DOAJ and UGC Care List and strives to maintain high quality. The journal intends to publish a high-level selection of the best papers presented at a conference.

Close attention must also be paid to editorial details. Otherwise, the papers will be sent back to the guest editors.

Papers with non-uniform capitalization, words attached, missing spaces, incorrect spacing and margins, formulas all attached and not numbered correctly when necessary, references presented loosely and not using the journal style and non-uniform capitalization are not tolerated.

A paper that is badly formatted will be rejected by the chief editor.


There can be a maximum of 4 guest editors.

The guest editors will manage each article’s review procedure, which must be done by at least two referees appointed by the guest editors. The guest editors must keep track of the procedure for legal needs related to the databases and send the final reports to the chief editor with their proposal to accept the paper. Instead, if they intend to reject a paper, they can directly reject it.

The journal's chief editor will express a final confirmation of each paper's acceptance to maintain the publication quality standard. Therefore, the final decision is strictly made by the journal's chief editor on the proposal of the guest editors.


The cost of each paper accepted for publication is €100. There are no waiver policies.

The payment must be made only after the final acceptance by the chief editor and before the publication of the special issue.


The special issue will be published online on the journal's website and will be open-access. If organizers are interested in a printed version of the special issue, separate agreements must be made.


- All articles must be in satisfactory English and not already published elsewhere.

- The journal uses anti-plagiarism software and does not publish papers with more than 30% plagiarism.

- The copyright of the articles belongs to the authors, as indicated on the journal website.

- An author cannot publish more than three papers in the special issue.

- Abnormal use of references is not accepted, especially regarding self-citations or the exchange of citations between authors.

- Papers with more than five authors are not accepted.

- Any other problem related to ethics and plagiarism is referred to the unquestionable judgment of the chief editor


The special issue proposal must be sent to the chief editor with the following details:

- the title of the special issue.

- short summary of the conference's topic and the proposed special issue.

- names, affiliations, email addresses, and links to each guest editor's SCOPUS and Google Scholar profiles.

- expected start and end date of submissions.

- number of expected papers to publish (the maximum number is 30).