Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Open Problems in Mathematics is a depository for significant open problems in mathematics. The articles are limited to four pages, must be focused on an open problem or multiple open problems, and should focus on problems that have been open for at least 3 years. A sponsor (an expert in the field) must certify that the problem is likely to inspire valuable research, in his or her opinion.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Every submission must be certified by a "sponsor". A mathematician can serve as a sponsor if his/her own publications were cited by more than 100 other people, according to MathSciNet. The sponsor cannot be the author of the submitted manuscript and cannot be the proposer of the open problem(s) described in the manuscript.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...