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 2020 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 usually carried out by three reviewers, at least one of whom is not a member of the Editorial Board.
Reviews are usually carried out single-blind. This allows authors to publicly archive their submissions. However, authors who have not publicly archived their submissions may request double-blind review and must take care to anonymise their submissions. The current Editor in Chief is also a Journal Manager and so has the technical capability to de-anonymise reviews. This is accommodated by carrying out an open review of all submissions where the Editor in Chief is an author.
Editorial decisions are taken by an editor who is not an author of a submission.
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.
All authors should read the menu option About | Submissions.
Reviews of Books, Performances and Other Works
Reviews of books, performances and other works realated to total systems are welcome. If the review deals with the work of living persons then the journal will invite comment from those persons.
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).
All of the journal's submissions are archived, in perpetuity, on FigShare.
The journal is not responsible for the content of web pages outside the journal's website. The journal encourages authors to use DOIs because these are preserved in perpetuity but is willing to accept all URLs that have appropriate content at the moment when the submission is accepted for publication. However, after this time, URLs may become defunct or may target malicious content. The reader should take appropriate precautions when following URLs.
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 is published in England and is registered in the UK by ISSN 2632-9212. The journal's DOI Prefix, 10.36285, and full DOIs are registerd with Crossref in the USA. This means the DOIs will last indefinitely. The journal is hosted by PKP Publishing Services in Canada.
The journal has not yet joined an archival network so that publications are archived, in perpetuity, so that cost-free access is permanent.
Dr James A. D. W. Anderson founded the journal on 1st January 2018. The journal 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 transferred the society to a LinkedIn group on 9th February 2019.