Open Access

Editorial announcement

Fixed Point Theory and Applications20112011:1

Received: 5 April 2011

Accepted: 13 April 2011

Published: 13 April 2011

I am excited to inform all previous and future contributors, as well as readers, that the journal Fixed Point Theory and Applications has been transferred to the international publisher Springer, Science + Business Media, to continue publication as part of the new SpringerOpen range of fully open access journals.

I am honored to continue to act as Editor-in-Chief, serving alongside editorial board members from various well-renowned institutions. In joining SpringerOpen, we are confident that the journal will have a much stronger impact in the near future. Based on the many high quality articles published since 2004, it is our belief that our impact factor will be further strengthened.

The journal Fixed Point Theory and Applications is a peer-reviewed journal. The aim of this journal is to report new fixed point theorems and their applications where the essentiality of the fixed point theorems is highlighted. This journal will accept high quality papers containing original research results and survey articles of exceptional merit.

By continuing to publish as an open access journal, all articles published in the journal Fixed Point Theory and Applications will be freely available for anyone to view as before. The existing coverage in the indexing and abstracting services will also continue uninterrupted.

All manuscripts submitted to Fixed Point Theory and Applications will be subjected to a quick and impartial closed peer-review process. The Editor-in-Chief/Associate Editors will initially examine the manuscripts to check the suitability of papers. Based on reviews, and the recommendations from the assigned editors, the Editor-in-Chief will inform authors regarding acceptance of their manuscripts. Upon acceptance, the articles will appear online immediately.

I am delighted to be taking the journal Fixed Point Theory and Applications forward with SpringerOpen and look forward to disseminating high quality research developments to the academic community.

Ravi P Agarwal


Authors’ Affiliations

Florida Institute of Technology


© Agarwal; licensee Springer. 2011

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