The Transmathematica journal takes its name from transmathematics – a form of total mathematics. However, in keeping with a concern for totality, submissions about total systems in any field of human enquiry or endeavour are welcome.
The journal publishes articles and digital works in the sciences, humanities and arts of total systems.
Total or exception-free systems are vital to our computerised society because they allow computers to be programmed so that they always work. This is useful in our everyday lives and it is profound. For example, totality means that mathematics, including mathematical physics, always work – no longer need our theories break down at singularities. But the influence of totality is wider than any one science. The paradigm shift from today’s partial systems, which allow failure, to total systems, that always work, has consequences for the way society runs and the way we think about knowledge. This brings totality within the ambit of the humanities, such as philosophy and the history of science, but totality’s influence is wider still - it has already inspired works in the visual and performing arts.
The main language of the journal is English, but individual papers, recorded performances and special issues may be in any language supported by a Regional Editor.
Policies and Procedures
Transmathematica is a Gold Open Access journal. This means there is no charge for readers but authors pay an Article Processing Charge (APC). The APC is paid after acceptance and before publication. In the calendar year 2019 the APC is £300 Sterling. The APC will usually be waived for authors from all countries on the Royal Society's Developing world access list and may be waived for impecunious authors, from anywhere in the world, who have prepared works of outstanding interest. The APC will be waived for all authors if there is sufficient sponsorship.
Please contact the Editor-in-Chief if you wish to sponsor the journal so that it can offer free or reduced article processing and conference charges, or if you want the Transmathematica journal or society to run some special event.
All submissions are peer reviewed to the appropriate standard for their field and are published as soon as they are ready. Curated collections, such as conference proceedings, annual volumes and special issues are published shortly after the event.
Peer Review follows the Open Journal Systems (OJS) workflow for continuous publication. Authors should expect an initial response within one month but the full review process can take much longer and varies by field. To get an idea of how long review takes, look at the Submitted and Revised dates on the face of published papers.
Reviews are performed single-blind, typically with three reviewers, at least one of whom is not a member of the Editorial Board.
Suggestions, information requests and complaints are also handled by the OJS workflow, so that records are kept of the issue and its resolution. Please submit such correspondence as if you were submitting a paper as an author.
See the menu option About | Submissions.
Rights and Licences
The copyright and, if appropriate, performance rights of all works are held by the author but the journal is licenced to publish. The journal currently uses the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike Licence 4.0. The copyright and licence terms are shown in a publication record, like this one. Within every paper, the title is a hyperlink. It links directly to a bibliographic record, like this one, which, in turn, links to the publication record. This makes it easy to check copyright, licensing and other terms. Articles published after 1st August 2019 also show the copyright and licence terms in the footer on the first page.
The journal follows the ethical standards of the Committee on Publication Ethics. These standards apply to the behaviour of authors, reviewers, editors, and the publisher.
The journal is developing its content and procedures so that they conform to the best practice advice given by the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).
The journal is published in England and is registered in the UK by ISSN 2632-9212.
The journal has not yet obtained a DOI prefix.
The journal has not yet joined an archival network so that publications are archived, in perpetuity, so that cost-free access is permanent.
The journal is hosted by PKP Publishing Services in Canada.
Publisher and Ownership
The Transmathematica journal is owned and published by Dr James A. D. W. Anderson, 88 Lower Henley Road, Caversham, Reading, England, RG4 5LE. See the menu option About | Contact.
The journal was founded on 1st January 2018 and published its first article on 25th June 2019.
The Transmathematica society predates the journal. Dr Anderson founded the society as a Google+ Community on 2nd April 2014. When Google closed its communities, Dr Anderson created a LinkedIn group to host the society on 9th February 2019.