Special Issues

Articles for Special Issues:

  1. SPECIAL MATRICES:  Articles in the focus area of (i) Linear Algebra, (ii) Matrices & Graphs, and (iii) Matrix and Graph Methods in Statistics, not necessarily presented in the conference, may be submitted to a special issue of journal `SPECIAL MATRICES’ (https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/spma). Acceptance of the articles for the possible publication is subject to review norms set by the journal. For more details on the submission please visit the journal page given in the above link.
    • All submissions to the Special Issue must be made electronically at http://www.editorialmanager.com/spma and will undergo the standard single-blind peer review system.
    • The deadline for submission is April 15, 2018.
    • Individual papers will be reviewed and published online as they arrive.
    • Contributors to the Special Issue will benefit from:
      • fair and constructive peer review provided by recognized experts in the field,
      • Open Access to your article for all interested readers,
      • no publication fees,
      • convenient, web-based paper submission and tracking system – Editorial Manager,
      • free language assistance for authors from non-English speaking regions;
  2. BULLETIN OF KERALA MATHEMATICAL ASSOCIATION: All the articles submitted to ICLAA 2017 are eligible for the possible publication in a special issue of `Bulletin of Kerala Mathematical Association’ (indexed in MathSciNet), subject to review of its original scientific contribution. Full article may be submitted to any member of scientific advisory committee with the intention of submission of article for the special issue of BKMA.
    • Article for the  Special Issue may be submitted  electronically at http://iclaa2017.com/submit-full-article-bkma/ .
    • Articles will undergo the standard single-blind peer review system.
    • The template may be downloaded at Template for BKMA.
    • The deadline for submission is December 31, 2017.
    • Contributors to the Special Issue will benefit from:
      • fair and constructive peer review provided by recognized experts in the field,
      • no publication fees,
      • convenient, web-based paper submission

If there is any query, contact us iclaa2017@gmail.com

Guide lines to submit the articles: SPECIAL MATRICES

Special Matrices publishes original articles of wide significance and originality in all areas of research involving structured matrices present in various branches of pure and applied mathematics and their noteworthy applications in physics, engineering, and other sciences.

Aims and Scope

Why subscribe and read

Special Matrices provides a hub for all researchers working across structured matrices to present their discoveries, and to be a forum for the discussion of the important issues in this vibrant area of matrix theory.

Why submit

Special Matrices brings together in one place major contributions to structured matrices and their applications. All the manuscripts are considered by originality, scientific importance and interest to a general mathematical audience.

Supplementary Information

  1. Publication Ethics
  2. Article Processing Charges
  3. Article Template
  4. License to Publish
  5. Instructions for Authors
  6. Guidelines for Reviewers
  7. Editorial Policy
  8. Open Access Statement
  9. Repository Policy
  10. Crosscheck Plagiarism Screening



Emerging Science

Language: English

Type of Publication: Journal

Readership: researchers in the field of structured matrices


Mathematics > Algebra and Number Theory

Mathematics > Geometry and Topology

Submission of Manuscripts

Manuscripts should be submitted via http://www.editorialmanager.com/spma.
You may register for submission in the above link and while submitting the article choose the article type as “Special Issue LAA

Manuscript submitted to this journal should:

  • contain original work – not published elsewhere in any medium (in the whole or in part) by the authors or anyone else and not under consideration for publication in any other medium;
  • focus on the aims and scope of the journal;
  • be clearly and correctly written – should contain all essential features of a scientific publication that is easy to understand for the target audience;
  • written in English – attention to detail of the language will avoid severe misunderstandings which might lead to rejection of the paper;
  • be delivered in electronic format.

The journal publishes:

  • Research Articles
  • Short Notes
  • Reviews
  • Comments
  • Research Problems
  • Letters to the Editor

Peer-Review Process

The journal uses a closed single-blind peer review system (the names of the reviewers are hidden from the authors). Submitted manuscripts are reviewed by two or more experts. Reviewers are asked to recommend whether a manuscript should be accepted, revised or rejected. Although the journal uses the plagiarism detection system Cross Check, reviewers should alert the editors if they suspect any issues relating to author misconduct such as plagiarism.

Reviewers are asked to provide detailed, constructive comments that will help both the editors make a decision on the publication and the author(s) to improve their manuscript. They should point out whether the work has serious flaws that preclude its publication, or whether additional experiments should be carried out or additional data should be collected to support the conclusions drawn.

Formatting Requirements

Our contributors are asked to make sure their submissions comply with rules governing the formatting. Although the journal can provide limited technical support, it is ultimately the responsibility of the author to deliver a properly formatted electronic version of the article.

We accept submission of text, tables and figures as separate files or as a composite file. For your initial submission, we recommend you upload your entire manuscript, including tables and figures, as a single PDF file. If you are invited to submit a revised manuscript, please provide us with individual files: an editable text and publication-quality figures.

  • Text files can be submitted in the following formats: MS Word – standard DOCUMENT (.DOC) or RICH TEXT FORMAT (.RTF); PDF (not applicable for re-submitted or accepted manuscripts, see below)
  • Tables should be submitted as MS Word or PDF (not applicable for re-submitted or accepted manuscripts, see below). Please note that a straight Excel file is not an acceptable format
  • Graphics files can be submitted in any of the following graphic formats: EPS; BMP; JPG; TIFF; GIF or PDF. Please note that Powerpoint files are not accepted

Any articles that have been prepared in LaTeX will be accepted for review, but only in PDF format. Post acceptance, text files of the revised manuscript and tables are required for use in the production. Authors are encouraged to use De Gruyter Open LaTeX template file.

Authors should clearly indicate location of tables and figures in the text if these elements are given separately or at the end of the manuscript. If this information is not provided to the editorial office, we will assume that they should be left at the end of the text.

It is important that authors include a cover letter with their manuscript. Please explain why you consider your manuscript as suitable for publication in Special Matrices, why will your paper inspire the other members of your field, and how will it drive research forward.

The letter should contain all important details such as:

  • your full name (submitted by)
  • full title of article and short title
  • full list of authors with affiliations
  • e-mail of the corresponding author
  • contact address, telephone/fax numbers of the corresponding author
  • number of attached files, if there is more than one
  • status: new, reviewed or accepted (with reference ID if reviewed or accepted)

Cover letter should explicitly state that the manuscript (or one with substantially the same content, by any of the authors) has not been previously published in any language anywhere and that it is not under simultaneous consideration or in press by another journal. If related work has been submitted, then we may require a preprint to be made available. Reviewers will be asked to comment on the overlap between the related submissions.

Manuscripts that have been previously rejected, or withdrawn after being returned for modification, may be resubmitted if the major criticisms have been addressed. The cover letter must state that the manuscript is a resubmission, and the former manuscript number should be provided.

To ensure fair and objective decision-making, authors must declare any associations that pose a conflict of interest in connection with evaluated manuscripts (see Editorial Policy for details). Authors may suggest up to two referees not to use and in such cases additional justification should be provided in the cover letter. Authors are encouraged to recommend up to five reviewers who are not members of their institution(s) and have never been associated with them or their laboratory(ies); please provide contact information for suggested reviewers. The Editors reserve the right to select expert reviewers at their discretion. For further instructions, please carefully follow the guidelines described in Instructions for Authors .

Open Access License

Authors have to sign an Open Access License that is available on the webpage. We encourage the authors to send the signed license along with the manuscript. Please note, that no article will be published unless the Open Access License is signed.

Abstracting & Indexing

Special Matrices is covered by the following services:

  • Baidu Scholar
  • Celdes
  • CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
  • DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)
  • EBSCO (relevant databases)
  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • Elsevier – SCOPUS
  • Genamics JournalSeek
  • Google Scholar
  • J-Gate
  • JournalTOCs
  • KESLI-NDSL (Korean National Discovery for Science Leaders)
  • Mathematical Reviews (MathSciNet)
  • Naviga (Softweco)
  • Primo Central (ExLibris)
  • ReadCube
  • ResearchGate
  • SCImago (SJR)
  • Summon (Serials Solutions/ProQuest)
  • TDNet
  • The Polish Digital Mathematical Library (DML-PL)
  • WanFang Data
  • WorldCat (OCLC)
  • Zentralblatt Math (zbMATH)

Editorial Information


Carlos Martins da Fonseca, Kuwait University, Kuwait

Guest Editors

Editorial Advisory Board

  • Natália Bebiano, Department of Mathematics, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • Ángeles Carmona, Matemàtica Aplicada III, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya- BarcelonaTech, Spain
  • Gi-Sang Cheon, Department of Mathematics, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon, Korea
  • Geir Dahl, Department of Mathematics, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Shmuel Friedland, Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA
  • Catherine Greenhill, School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
  • Alexander E. Guterman, Department of Mathematics and Mechanics, Moscow State University, Russia
  • Frank J. Hall, Georgia State University, USA
  • Charles R. Johnson, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, USA
  • Ilias S. Kotsireas, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada
  • Bojan Kuzma, Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies, University of Primorska, Slovenia
  • Thomas Laffey, School of Mathematical Sciences, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Kevin Vander Meulen, Department of Mathematics, Redeemer University College, Canada
  • Marilena Mitrouli, Department of Mathematics, University of Athens, Greece
  • Jennifer Seberry, University of Wollongong, Australia
  • Irene Sciriha, Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science University of Malta, Malta
  • Simone Severini, Department of Computer Science and Department of Physics & Astronomy, University College London, United Kingdom
  • Ilya Spitkovsky, College of William & Mary, USA
  • Tin-Yau Tam, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, Auburn University, USA
  • Qing-Wen Wang, Shanghai University, China
  • Raf Vandebril, Dept. Computerwetenschappen, KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Luis Verde-Star, Department of Mathematics, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Mexico
  • Ion Zaballa, Departamento de Matemática Aplicada, Universidad del País Vasco-Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, Spain
  • Fuzhen Zhang, Division of Math, Science, and Technology, Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

Assistant Editors

  • Zhibin Du, School of Mathematics and Information Sciences, Zhaoqing University Guangdong, China
  • Rosário Fernandes, University of Lisbon, Portugal



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Guidelines to submit the articles:

Kerala Mathematical Association is an organization established in 1962 to serve the mathematical community comprising students, teachers and researchers inside Kerala and outside. It has a membership of around 1000 of which nearly half are life members and about 300 are from outside Kerala and outside India. The Association regularly organises, on an average ten to twelve a year, national/international workshops, seminars in different parts of Kerala.The Association also regularly publishes the proceedings of these seminars and workshops. Focusing on teachers and students the Association conducts regional orientation programmes on new developments in mathematics. Since 2004 the association is publishing an international journal Bulletin of Kerala Mathematical Association which contains original research papers on Mathematics and its applications, with two issues in a year. M.S. Samuel (MACFAST, Tiruvalla) is the Executive Editor of the Bulletin. The Kerala Mathematical Association started a regular Prof.T.A. Sarasvati Amma Memorial Lecture in its annual conference in 2002.The Lecture was endowed by R.C. Gupta a historian of Indian mathematics. V.K. Balachandran (formerly Director, Ramanujan Institute, Chennai) is currently the President of the Association and T. Thrivikraman (formerly Professor, Cochin University of Science and Technology) is the Academic Secretary.

  1. The full paper must be submitted electronically at http://iclaa2017.com/submit-full-article-bkma/
  2. One author has been designated as the corresponding author with contact details:
    • E-mail address
    • Full postal address
  3. Keywords and subject classification should be included
  4. All necessary files should be uploaded:
    • Manuscript:
      Manuscripts should be typed in TeX/LaTeX. The template may be downloaded at Template for BKMA.
    • Tables has to be incorporated in the manuscript. There is no provision to upload tables.
    • Figures:
      Number of figures can be atmost 6 in number. Each image has to be uploaded separately in one of the following formats: .pdf, .eps, .jpg, .jpeg, .png