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Submitting a paper to Journal of Homotopy and Related Structures:

prepare your paper as a single (uncompressed) PDF file and send it to the responsible (receiving) editor using our online submission form. Apart from the PDF file, the form asks for the following information:

  • Author(s) name(s), address(es) and email address(es)
  • Title of the article
  • List of keywords
  • Abstract of the paper (see note below)
  • Suggestion(s) for an appropriate responsible (receiving) editor (consult the list of editors and their interests)

When you have this information ready then fill in the online submission form.

We shall also need a signed copyright declaration form which must be sent to us by ordinary mail or by fax.


  • Your submitted abstract should be the same as the one which appears in your paper.
  • The submission form is intended only for the first submission paper. If you are submitting a revised version, or your source files (for publication), then email the files either to the responsible (receiving) editor or to the Editor-in-Chief as an appropriate attachment.
  • If for any reason you cannot use our online submission form, then email the required data to the responsible (receiving) editor.

Preparing an article to Journal of Homotopy and Related Structures:

TeX source files of articles may be submitted in English, French or German by email to any member of the Editorial Board. Editors may also provide facilities for receiving articles by file transfer - contact your Editor to enquire. If your chosen language is not English, then we will need an additional English version of your abstract.

LaTeX version 2e IS THE PREFERRED FORMAT, and its use will facilitate consideration of an article, but papers in other standard TeX flavors will be considered.

A class file is available from the journal and its use during preparation of articles is encouraged. Whether or not the journal's style is used, and whatever the flavour of TeX, author's should define a macro for each proclaimed structure e.g. \definition, \proposition, \theorem. These macros will be replaced by the journal's own.

Accepted articles will be archived in the style of the journal. Authors should note that the base font size is 10 point. Please avoid use of elements which depend on another base font size. Also avoid any absolute moves such as "\vskip 10 pt" as the journal's pagination will differ from yours. As a general rule less formatting is better.

An article is normally submitted as a single source file. All macros must be included with the source file and are the responsibility of the author. Macros should be placed at the beginning of the file. It is also helpful if any macro that is not actually used is deleted from the source file. The only exception is diagram macro packages. The currently acceptable macro packages are those authored by Barr, Borceux, Rose (XY-Pic) and Taylor. The author is responsible to ensure that the current version of a macro package has been used. Editors are not permitted to correct errors in TeX source.

If BiBTeX is used with LaTeX, bibliographies must be BiBTeXed and .bbl files appended to the source file. No .bib files will be accepted. References may use the standard BiBTeX styles or the Harvard style.

Authors are STRONGLY encouraged to use only fonts from the standard TeX distribution (cmr etc.), AMS symbol fonts (msym...) or the XY-pic fonts. They should be aware that use of non-standard fonts can interfere with successful dissemination of their work. Fonts not mentioned above must be provided by the author to the Editor concerned and to the journal. Embedded graphics or Postscript are not currently accepted.

The source file for an article must begin with a comment which includes the following information: the flavour of TeX used, the number of pages, any diagram macro package used, any non-standard fonts, the implementation of TeX used in preparation of the article. An example might be

% LaTeX-2e document, 12 pp, XY-pic ver 3.1, emTeX version 3.1


The primary archive of "Journal of Homotopy and Related Structures" (JHRS) is a set of electronic files in TeX source, dvi and pk font formats. The source files contain all articles accepted in JHRS and any macro files required to typeset them. The dvi files are those produced from the articles by the TeX program. Font files to allow printing of accepted articles must also be maintained. This archive is the property of the Editorial Board of JHRS and is maintained by the Editor-in-Chief.


The LaTeX-2e class file for the journal and sample file are available here. Class file is a modification of the class file which is almost identical to the file jcm.cls created by David Carlisle for the "Journal of Computation Mathematics" of the London Mathematical Society. Also available are hints on how to use the style file.

(La)TeX macros for diagrams

The links here are to macro packages (and their documentation) intended to facilitate creation of diagrams in (La)TeX. A general index of TeX macro packages is maintained by David M. Jones in the pub/tex directory at theory.lcs.mit.edu

The links below are to appropriate directories at the ftp.shsu.edu CTAN (Comprehensive TeX Archive Network) site. If you are not in North America, you may retrieve the files more quickly by connecting to another CTAN site closer to you. Try ftp.dante.de or ftp.tex.ac.uk. The packages are:

A LaTeX diagram macro package by Michael Barr based on picture mode.

A LaTeX diagram macro package by Francis Borceux based on matrices.

The XY-pic diagram macro package by Kris Rose.

A diagram macro package by Paul Taylor based on matrices.

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