Opuscula Mathematica

Instructions for authors

Aims and scope

The journal Opuscula Mathematica publishes original research articles that are of significant importance in all areas of Discrete Mathematics, Functional Analysis, Differential Equations, Mathematical Physics, Nonlinear Analysis, Numerical Analysis, Probability Theory and Statistics, Theory of Optimal Control and Optimization, Financial Mathematics and Mathematical Economic Theory, Operations Research, and other areas of Applied Mathematics.

Open access policy

Opuscula Mathematica is an open access research journal. This means that the full texts of articles are freely available to users who may read, download, print, and redistribute them without a subscription. (Licence: CC BY-NC, please see:

Submission of manuscript

In order to submit a paper for publication, the authors should send a pdf file by e-mail to the address:


or two copies of the manuscript to the Editorial Office:

Faculty of Applied Mathematics
AGH University of Science and Technology
al. Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Kraków, Poland.

The prime criteria in accepting papers submitted for publication are:
- clarity of exposition,
- readability,
- timeliness of the contents.
Only original papers will be considered. Manuscripts are accepted for review with the understanding that the same work has not been and will not be and is not being currently submitted elsewhere. Submission for publication must have been approved by all of the authors and by the institution where the work was carried out. Further, that any person cited as a source of personal communications must have approved such citation. Written authorization may be required at the Editor's discretion. Articles and any other material published in Opuscula Mathematica represent the opinions of the author(s) and should not be construed as reflecting the opinions of the Editor. The authors of the papers accepted for publication are kindly requested to send the LaTeX or AMS-TeX files by e-mail to: opuscula@agh.edu.pl.

There are no fees for submitting, processing or publishing an article in Opuscula Mathematica.

Preparation of manuscript

The manuscripts must be clearly written in English. The incorrect use of the language is not admissible. Footnotes and unusual symbols should be avoided.

Title page (page 1). The top of the title page should contain the article title, names of all authors (listed in alphabetical order, unless specifically required, without affiliations) and abstract. The abstract should be a single paragraph of less than 150 words summarizing the main findings of the paper. An abstract is often presented separately, so any references to numbered items in the paper or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided. Any references cited in the abstract must be given in full. After the abstract a list of up to 10 keywords that will be useful for indexing or searching and next primary and secondary 2010 Mathematics Subject Classification codes should be included.

Sections. An article should be divided into numbered sections and subsections (1.1, 1.2, etc.). Any subsection may be given a brief heading.

Equations. Equations should be typewritten and the numbers for displayed equations should be placed in parentheses at the right margin. References to equations should use the form ''equation (3.1)'' or simply ''(3.1)''. Automatic numbering of the equations is strongly preferred.

Figures. Figures must be prepared in a form suitable for direct reproduction. If complicated figures or diagrams are used, the corresponding graphic files should be included, preferably in eps format. Digital artwork of at least 300 dpi resolution is accepted.

Acknowledgements. Acknowledgements, if any, should be placed before the references.

References. The author should use the numbering style of referencing. References should be arranged in alphabetical-chronological order and their list should be as free from author macros as possible. Italics is the preferred format for titles of books and journals. The following general rules also apply:
- in journal titles the first letter of the first word of the title should be capitalised,
- in book titles first letter of each word except ''and'', ''of'' etc. should be capitalised.
Abbreviations of names of journals and references should follow the standard form established by the Mathematical Reviews:


Every reference cited in the text must appear in the reference list and vice versa.

For example, the reference list is started by: ''\begin{thebibliography}{widest-label}''.
Each reference is then added as:
- for books: ''\bibitem{ref1} A. A. Author, {\it Title of Book}, Name of Press, Place, 2014.''
- for papers: ''\bibitem{ref2} A. A. Author, {\it Title of paper}, Abbreviations of Journal's Name, \textbf{4} (2014), 21-49.''
To end the bibliography, type: ''\end{thebibliography}''.
References in the text should be cited by using: ''\cite{ref1}'' or ''\cite{ref1, ref2}''. This produces [1] or [1,2] in the text.

An example of a reference list is given below:

- book:
[1] J.B. Conway, A Course in Functional Analysis, Springer, New York, 1990.

- journal article:
[2] Z. Kamont, Generalized Cauchy problem for hyperbolic functional differential systems, Rocky Mountain J. Math. 41 (2011), 205-228.

- non-English journal article:
[3] M.G. Krein, The theory of self-adjoint extensions of semi-bounded Hermitian transformations and its applications. I, Mat. Sbornik 20 (1947), 431-495 [in Russian].

- non-English journal article translated into English:
[4] Yu.V. Pokornyi, V.J. Pryadiev, A. Al'-Obied, On the oscillation of the spectrum of a boundary value problem on a graph, Matem. Zametki 60 (1996), 468-470 [in Russian]; Engl. transl. in: Mathem. Notes 60 (1996), 351-353.

- chapter or article in an edited book:
[5] B. Simon, Sturm oscillation and comparison theorems, [in:] W.O. Amrein, A.M. Hintz, D.B. Hinton (eds.), Sturm-Liouville Theory: Past and Present, Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel, 2005, pp. 29-43.

Affiliations. At the end of the paper (after the references) the author should put complete affiliations and the address for manuscript correspondence (including e-mail, address).

Review procedure

Any manuscripts received for review will be treated as confidential documents. They are first evaluated by the editors to determine if they merit full external review. Reviewers for Opuscula Mathematica are selected from the wider scientific community by the editors on the basis of their knowledge of the field. All papers are reviewed in a single-blind manner, that is, reviewer names are anonymised, so the Journal does not share their identity with the authors. Reviewers are chosen in such a way that any potential conflict of interest (including any financial, personal or other relationships) between them and the authors is disclosed. The corresponding author is then informed of the editorial decision by e-mail. It is rare for submitted manuscripts to be accepted without the need for revision. Please note that the request for a revision does not guarantee acceptance. Current acceptance rate for considered papers is less than 20 percent.

Copyright declaration

After a paper is accepted for publication, the authors are asked to sign a copyright declaration form with the following content:

1. I declare that I am the Author of a work entitled "...." intended for publication in the journal Opuscula Mathematica and that I have full copyright and property rights to this work.
2. At the same time I guarantee that the work does not infringe copyright, trademark, patent or other third party's property rights. My copyrights to store the work, duplicate it in printing (as well as in the form of a digital CD recording), to make it available in the digital form, on the Internet and putting into circulation multiplied copies of the work worldwide are unlimited.
3. I declare that the work has never been published before and it has not been submitted to any other journal.
4. I also oblige myself to reimburse AGH-UST in Krakow for any expenses and compensate any financial losses resulting from the third party's claims if it appeared that any of declarations 1, 2 or 3 are untrue.
5. Hereby, I grant AGH-UST in Krakow a free, unlimited in time and territory exclusive licence to:
- store the work,
- multiply the work using any method including printing and digital recording,
- putting the work into circulation,
- store the work on computer and distribute in the web including the Internet and databases.
6. I also agree to make any necessary changes in the work resulting from editor's proofreading on condition that the final version of the primary text and additional materials need acceptance of the Author or an authorized representative of the editorial staff.

Galley proofs

After technical editing and preliminary proofreading the files, authors will receive galley proofs for final corrections. To avoid delays in publication, proofs should be checked for errors and returned in the time allotted, usually two weeks.

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ISSN 1232−9274, e-ISSN 2300−6919, DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.7494/OpMath
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