Some Tips for the WEB Abstract

 The abstracts of the WEB editions of the Houston Journal of Mathematics are freely available. Your abstract should be informative and self-contained.
Authors are expected to submit a WEB abstract as a plain and simple (no graphics) HTML-file to the production office of the HJM.
Unlike some commercial publishers, we don't offer "enhanced" abstracts, i.e., the abstract of your paper together with a complete list of your references. Thus, all references must be given explicitly . 
But, please, don't mix HTML with TeX commands. Thus, No $-signs, backslashes, curly braces etc.
You can send us also  a plain ASCII-file in plain English but no TeX commands. And, please, do not use MS Word for your abstract. We know that  Word can save your document as a Webpage but the output is rarely proper HTML. And nearly impossible to edit. Also, please do not use MS's "symbol font". Not every browser will interpret j as $\varphi$. Some browsers will show a "j" instead of $\varphi$.
The abstract should be formatted according to the samples below. It should be one paragraph but may have line-breaks. As you can see, you may include your e-mail (or Home Page) address, even with a direct link, if you wish to do so.
Because your abstract must be self-contained and should not contain complicated math symbols, it may differ from the abstract of your paper.

The first example contains some mathematical formulas with sub- and superscripts. However, HTML can support now much more mathematics. You even can do some fancy stuff, like C: H →H . But not all browsers or operating systems support this feature at this time. Chances are that on your system, the fancy math will show up as blank boxes Thus, we think it's still a good idea to avoid math symbols for the abstracts. Nobody knows what we will have in ten years, or so. But simple text will always be supported. And, as I have  said before, please do not use the symbol font. It is only supported by the IE, and for example, not by Mozilla, even if run under Windows.
By the way, we have saved Rob Schluters HTML Tag List from the Web . Thus, you can easily check your browser's support level of Unicode.
If you wish to use special math characters for your abstract, e.g., quantifiers, arrows etc., please try them out on different machines, different browsers and operating systems, if possible. And then opt for the lowest common denominator.

The second example explains our style for papers with multiple authors: first author, second author,...and last author. They are all in one line and not separated by line breaks.
In the Web abstract, the title of your paper will appear in blue and the source code will contain a link to the file. You don't have to worry about this. Please, pay attention to the addresses, e-mails and names. If your address or name contains accents or umlauts you may wish to look up the codes for those. Instead of Mueller you may prefer Müller.

Good Luck,
Office of the Managing Editor (KK)

Sample HJM abstracts:

Koldobsky, Alexander, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78249 (
Inverse Formula for the Blaschke-Levy Representation.
ABSTRACT. We say that an even continuous function H on the unit sphere S in Rn admits the Blaschke-Levy representation with q>0 if there exists an even function b in L1(S) so that, for every x in S, Hq(x) is equal to the integral over S of the function |(x,z)|qb(z). This representation has numerous applications in convex geometry, probability and Banach space theory. In this paper, we present a simple formula (in terms of the derivatives of H) for calculating b out of H. This formula leads to new estimates for the sup-norm of b that can be used in connection with isometric embeddings of normed spaces in Lq.

Nachev, Nako A., University of Plovdiv,4000 Plovdiv, Bulgaria, and Mollov, Todor Zh., University of Plovdiv,4000 Plovdiv, Bulgaria (
On the Isomorphism of Semisimple Group Algebras.
ABSTRACT. Let KG be the group algebra of an abelian p-group G over a field K of the first kind with respect to p and let H be an abelian p-group. Berman and Mollov (1986) have given necessary and sufficient conditions, i.e. a criterion, for the isomorphism of KG and KH as K-algebras when the first Ulm factor of the group G is a direct sum of cyclic groups. In this paper we give new and simplified necessary and sufficient conditions for this isomorphism. In the case when G is a direct sum of cyclic groups we correct an essential inaccuracy in the original proof of the criterion.

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