Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems Explained

Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems Explained

Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems is a journal that focuses on several research areas. The areas are diverse, but still employ global dynamical methods as a common theme, despite their differences. The journal strives to act as a forum for the central problems that can be found in dynamical systems.

Subject matter includes the areas of operator algebras, celestial mechanics, number theory, differential geometry, biology, and statistical mechanics. The managing editors of the journal are Professor Ian Melbourne and Professor Richard Sharp, both from the University of Warwick. The executive editors of the journal include a half-dozen professors from the U.S., the U.K, Brazil, Canada, China, and Israel.

Questions About Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems

Egodic Theory and Dynamical Systems is a journal that features an Open Access publication model. Manuscripts that are published by the journal are made to be freely available in at least one format. Most of the manuscripts have very liberal permissions for distribution and reuse as well.

There are two forms of Open Access offered by the journal: Green and Gold. All submissions are defaulted to the Green Open Access option. This allows the manuscript to be made freely available after an online repository and embargo period which completes the self-archiving process.

The embargo period for all journals such as this one is 6 months. That is the period of time from publication until the time the manuscript can be made available through a public repository. That is different than HSS STM journals, which do not have an embargo period.

Once a manuscript is published under the Green Open Access model, accepted authors have the choice to utilize Gold Open Access. This allows the version of record to still be made freely available, but with additional usage rights.

To transition from Green to Gold access, an article processing charge is required. For this journal, the current fee is $2,835. The fees cover typesetting, online hosting, and copyediting costs.

Even though Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems is an Open Access journal, all manuscripts are peer-reviewed. Each is processed to the same standards as any other journal. It is only after the manuscript has been accepted that Open Access is discussed. It does not influence the peer review process whatsoever.

It should be noted that Open Access is an optional initiative that is not mandate. It is offered by the journal to give a manuscript the widest possible dissemination in the shortest period possible so that anyone with internet access can benefit from the information.

Is a Transfer of Copyright Necessary With this Journal?

To have a manuscript published by Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems, a copyright transform form must be completed and returned to Cambridge University Press. This form will assign full copyright, in all forms and media, including supplementary materials, to Cambridge University Press. Any potential conflicts of interest must be noted on the copyright transfer form, either real or apparent, so any influence on the materials can be understood.

All authors that have been included on the manuscript must have their information included on this form. For those who do not hold the copyright to the manuscript, the copyright holder’s information must be included and their permission must also be obtained before the journal will consider publication.

For those choosing to use the Open Access option, the copyright transfer form must be completed within one week of acceptance for publication. You will be asked to select from one of three Creative Commons Licenses, all of which require attribution, for the work that has been published.