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Edited by Professor Martin Mathieu, Queen’s University Belfast

Print ISSN: 1393-7197
Online ISSN: 2009-0021
Frequency: 1 Volume, 2 Issues/Year



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Authors whose manuscripts are accepted for publication will be asked to provide a LaTeX version of their paper based on the guidelines given below.

The author package consists of a class file, mpri.cls, which generates the design specifications of the journal and a pdf file, MPRIA instructions for .tex, which gives instructions for the preparation of electronic manuscripts in LaTeX. If you experience any problems using the author package, please submit your original LaTeX file and a brief description of any problem that you have encountered to the Publications Office.

Each paper must be preceded by an abstract not exceeding 150 words, which should be intelligible in itself without reference to the paper.

Authors should use either ‘British English’ spellings consistently or ‘American English’ spellings consistently.

Reference to theorems, proofs, tables etc. in the paper itself should have an initial uppercase letter: ‘see Theorem 4 above’. Reference to theorems, proofs, tables etc. in other papers should have an initial lowercase letter: ‘it was shown in [5, proposition 2] that’.

Use italic formatting to introduce/define terminology: ‘The Lorentzian inner product is defined by…’.

Items in the reference list should be ordered first alphabetically and then chronologically, i.e. initially, according to the first author’s surname—with single-author works preceding two-author works, which precede three-author works—and then according to the date of publication. Three-author works with the same first author should be arranged chronologically, rather than alphabetically, according to second author. The individual items should be given a number depending on their position in the list, e.g.

[1] A.T. Brown..1992

[2] A.T. Brown..1996

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When submitting your paper to one of the Academy’s journals, please include your ORCID number. An ORCID Number (Open Researcher and Contributor Identification Number) is a non-proprietary alphanumeric code used to uniquely identify scientific and other academic authors and contributors. It is used to address the issues that a particular author’s contributions to the scientific literature or publications in the humanities can be hard to recognise based solely on names, especially as inconsistent spelling and different writing systems can hinder this further. It provides a persistent identity for humans, similar to that created for content-related entities on digital networks by DOIs. An ORCID Number is a way of ensuring that all of your research is linked identifiably to you.

If you do not have an ORCID number, registration for an ORCID number is a quick and easy process, and can be completed here: We are also happy to answer any questions you have regarding this, or to give you support you in registering for one should you need it.

Once final proofs are agreed, and prior to a paper’s publication, authors will be requested to complete and return a copyright form. The copyright form is available to download here.

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Authors submitting papers to an Academy journal should ensure that

  • they adhere to all research ethics guidelines of their discipline, particularly where human or animal subjects are involved
  • they contact the Editor to identify and correct any material errors upon discovery, whether prior or subsequent to publication of their work
  • authorship of the paper is accurately represented, including ensuring that all individuals credited as authors participated in the actual authorship of the work, and that all who participated are credited and have given consent for publication

Submissions to the journal are assessed using plagiarism-check software.

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The Royal Irish Academy will help authors  meet your funders’ mandates on access and licensing. Contact the Publications Office to discuss requirements once an article has been accepted.

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