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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.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • The corresponding author, on behalf of all authors, affirms that
    -neither the article nor portions of it have been previously published elsewhere (except as an abstract or as part of a dissertation),
    -the manuscript is not under consideration for publication in another journal, and will not be submitted elsewhere until the ELA editorial process is completed, and
    -all authors consent to the publication of the manuscript in ELA, should the article be accepted by the Editor-in-chief upon completion of the refereeing process.

    The Electronic Journal Linear Algebra (ELA) leaves the copyright of papers with the authors. ELA only requires each author's agreement that we publish it.

    This is an agreement between the Electronic Journal of Linear Algebra (the "Journal"), and the copyright owner (the "Owner") of a work (the "Work") that, if accepted by the Editor-in-chief, will be published in the Journal.

    The Owner warrants that s/he has the full power and authority to enter into this Agreement and to grant the rights granted in this Agreement.

    The Owner hereby grants to the Journal a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty free license to publish or distribute the Work, to enter into arrangements with others to publish or distribute the Work, and to archive the Work.

    The Owner agrees that further publication of the Work, with the same or substantially the same content as appears in the Journal, will include an acknowledgment of prior publication in the Journal.

    It is affirmed that the person/s named at the time of submission are the sole author/s of the Work titled as below, that neither this Work nor portions thereof have been published elsewhere (except as an abstract or as part of a dissertation) and that this Work will not be submitted elsewhere until the Journal's editorial process is completed.

    For multi-author Work, the signing author states that he/she has written authorization from all co-authors to sign this agreement, and that he/she will notify them of his/her action.

Formatting Requirements

A manuscript for Electronic Journal of Linear Algebra must be written in acceptable and fluent English. It may be in color provided it is equally readable when displayed in black and white. Manuscripts for ELA must be developed using the LaTeX2e Standard Macros package for SIAM journals. These can be downloaded HERE (download the siamart_1116.zip file).

The ELA style is implemented and illustrated in the downloadable example entitled sample.tex at ELA-Templates.

Manuscripts submitted to ELA are compiled pdflatex. It is the author's responsibility to see that pdflatex can compile the manuscript. However, successful compilation of the manuscript does not guarantee that the resulting file can be processed into by ELA's software. In case of difficulties, it may be necessary for the author to revise or reconstruct the article's illustrations. Accordingly, authors are advised to save the data and the programs that produced the data until their articles are published. Normally, illustration files produced by such programs as MATLAB or Maple can be processed without difficulty.

The sample file gives examples of several important formatting conventions. These are given as a checklist below.

  • The title and submission information follows that of the sample file.
  • Authors, addresses and funding information format follows that of the sample.
  • A good descriptive abstract, written in the third person and of no more that 250 words, is given.
  • A short list (4-6) of pertinent keywords is provided. ✓Primary and secondary AMS classifications are listed.
  • Each section begins with \section{name-of-section} command.
  • The title and submission information follows that of the sample.
  • The source file complies with no errors using pdflatex. General formatting
  • Each section begins with \section{name-of-section} command.
  • Definitions, lemmas, theorems, etc., are numbered consecutively within each section.
  • Formulas are numbered on the right. This convention will be automatic when the style file is properly used.
  • The command sets begin{lemma} end{lemma}, begin{theorem} end{theorem}, begin{corollary} end{corollary} are used to create Lemmas, Theorems, and Corollaries.