Editorial Board

The Kerala Mathematical Association was established in the year 1962; Dr. S. Parameswaran, being the first president. The activities of the Association became more vigorous in 1998 thanks to the earnest efforts of many under the able leadership of Professor T. Thrivikraman KMA has grown to a level of a professional body committed to imparting Mathematics education in Kerala. The membership base does not confine Kerala only but to other parts of the country and abroad. The Association functions in nine chapters. It takes up various programmes like organizing regional, national and international seminars and conferences in association with the Colleges and Universities in Kerala and elsewhere. Several week-end sessions on frontier areas and on topics introduced in the restructured syllabi of the universities in Kerala and for students perusing higher studies are being organized under the auspices of the Association. Three memorial lectures in memory of eminent Indian Mathematicians Prof. Wazir Hassan Abdi, Prof. T. A. Saraswathy Amma and Prof. K. R. Unni and Professor Dr. T. Thrivikraman Endowment lecture are being organized by the Association every year. .

Advisory Editor:
Thrivikraman T.
Thekkedathu Mana, Perole-Palakkattu Link Road Nileshwar 671314, Kasaragod District, Kerala, India E-mail: thekkedathumana@gmail.com

Chief Editor:
Krishnamoorthy A.
Emeritus Fellow (UGC) and Hon. Director,
Centre for Research in Mathematics C M S College, Kottayam - 686 001 E-mail: achyuthacusat@gmail.com, ak@cusat.ac.in, akcusat@yahoo.com

Executive Editor:
Samuel M.S.
Mattathil, 17/697, Powath Road, Muttambalm,
Kottayam - 686 004, Kerala, India E-mail: ktmsamuelms@gmail.com

Academic Editors:
Sunny Kuriakose A.
Athirampuzhyil PMC/XVIII262/A, Perumbavoor - 683 542 Kerala, India E-mail: asunnyk@gmail.com

Vinod Kumar P.B. Department of Mathematics Rajagiri School of Engineering & Technology Rajagiri Valley, Kakkanad,
Cochin - 682 039 E-mail: vinod_kumar@rajagiritech.ac.in

Dinesh T.
Department of Mathematics Nehru Arts & Science College,
Kasaragod E-mail: dineshthek@gmail.com

In addition, the board consists of Associate Editors:
1. Andrei V.Tetenov, Department of Mathematics, Gorno-Altaisk State University, Gorno-Altaysk, 649000 & Novosibirsk State University, Russian Federation. E-mail address: atet@mail.ru, a.tetenov@gmail. com. Construction, Algebra, Fractal Analysis
2. Arasu K.T., Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Wright State University, Dayton, OH 45435, U.S.A., E-mail: k.arasu@wright.edu (Combinatorics, Graph Theory, Number theory)
3. Ashok Kumar M., Discipline of Mathematics, IIT Palakkad, Ahalia Integrated Campus, Palakkad 678 557, Kerala, India. E-mail: ashokm. shree@gmail.com. (Measures of Information, Statistical Inference Based on Distance Functions, and Information Geometry.)
4. Bagheri Mohammad. P.O. Box 13145-1785, Tehran, Iran. E-mail: mohammad.bagheri2006@gmail.com (History of Mathematics)
5. Bapat R. B., Indian Statistical Institute, 7, SJSS Marg, New Delhi-110 016, India. E-mail: rbb@isid.ac.in (Non-negative Matrices, Generalized Inverses, Matrices and Graphs)
6. Choudum S. A., Department of Mathematics, IIT Madras, Chennai - 600 036. Tamil Nadu, India. E-mail: sac@iitm. ac.in (Graph Theory, combinatorics, Discrete Mathematics)
7. Comfort W.W., Department of Mathematics, Wesleyan University, Middletown. CT 06459 U. S. A. E-mail : wcomfort@wesleyan.edu (Set Theoretic Topology, Topological Groups)
8. Ealasukanthan Thavanayagam, Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, Eastern University, Sri Lanka, Vantharumoolai,Chenkalady. E-mail: ealasukanthant@esn.ac.lk (Mathematical modeling in Biology, Medicine, Agriculture, Approximate integrals of perturbed ODEs)
9. Gupta R. C., R-20, Ras Bahar Colony, Jhansi -284 003, Uttar Pradesh, India. (History of Mathematics)
10. Harikrishnan P.K., Department of Mathematics, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (Deemed University). Manipal - 576104 | Karnataka | India. Emails: pkharikrishnans@gmail.com, pk.harikrishnan@manipal.edu (Functional Analysis (Operator Theory, C*- Algebra, Linear 2-normed spaces, 2-inner product Spaces, Probabilistic Normed Spaces, Topological Vector Spaces)
11. Jayasankaran N., 469, First Main Road, B Block, AECS Layout, Kundanahalli,Opposite Brooke Fields, Bangalore 560 0037, Karnataka. E-mail: jay@nmims.edu/profdrjay@gmail.com (Applicable mathematics - Management science, Business analytics, Optimization, Modelling; Functional Analysis - Functional Equations, Banach spaces, Operators.)
12. Jinnah M. I., F2, Lawanya Flats, 4th Cross Street, Andal Nagar, Adambakkam, Chennai - 600088. E-mail : jinnahmi@ yahoo.co.in, jinnahmi@hotmail.com (Commutative Algebra, Graph Theory)
13. Johnson T.P., Division of Applied Sciences &Humanities, School of Engineering, Cochin University of Science & Technology, Cochin-682 022, Kerala, India. Email: tpjohnson@cusat.ac.in. Topology, Point free topology ,L-topology, Fuzzy set theory, Lattice theory, Frames & Locales and related topics.
14. Kaimal M.R., Chairman, Department of Computer Science, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amrithapuri, Kollam - 690525, Kerala, India. E-mail: mrkaimal@yhoo.com (Computing Science, Artificial Intelligence, Applications of Fuzzy Logic Systems, Digital Image Processing. Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Software Metrics)
15. Kannan D., Department of Mathematics, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602 U. S. A. E-mail: kannan@uga.edu (Stochastic Equations and Applica-tions to Bio-informatics, Engineering and Finances)
16. Kannan V., Department of Mathematics & Statistics, University of Hyderbad, Central University (P.O.), Hyderbad - 500 046, Andhra Pradesh, India. E-mail; vksm@uohyd.ernet.in (Analysis, Topology, Discrete Dynamical Systems)
17. Kesavan S., The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, CIT Campus, Taramani, Chennai - 600 113, Tamil Nadu, India. E-mail: kesh@ imsc.res.in (Analysis, Functional Analysis and Partial Differential Equations)
18. Nagabhushan P., Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad. E-mail: pnagabhushan@hotmail.com (Pattern Recognition, Image Processing, Remote Sensing, Feature reduction, Cluster Analysis, Multistage Classification, Dimensionality reduction integrated classification, Character Recognition by dimensionality reduction, Automation of Pitman's short hand, Computer Vision, Object Recognition, Image Analysis, Image Compression, Artificial Intelligence)
19. Rajagopalan M.,10035,Woodland Grove Drive Lakeland (TN) 38002 USA E-mail : mrajagopalan @juno.com (Topology, Functional Analysis)
20. Roychoudhury, Rajkumar, Physics & Applied Mathematics Unit, ISI, Kolkata - 700 108. West Bengal, India. E-mail: raj@isical. ac.in (Quantum Mechanics, Solitary waves, solutions of Non-linear Differential Equations. Theoretical Plasma Physics)
21. Srivastava, A. K.Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science. Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi - 221 005, Uttar Pradesh, India. E-mail: aks@banaras.ernet.in, rekhasri@ bhu.ac.in (Category Theory: Fuzzy Topology)
22. Stephen Watson, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3JIP3. E-mail : mathstat@yorku.ca (Topology)

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Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement Bulletin of Kerala mathematical Association (BKMA) is committed to ensuring ethics in publication and quality of papers. The prevention of publication malpractice is one of the important responsibilities of the editorial board. Any kind of unethical behavior is not acceptable, and BKMA does not tolerate plagiarism in any form. Authors submitting papers to BKMA affirm that manuscript contents are original. Editors, authors, and reviewers will also adhere to the BKMA submission guideline policies and their responsibilities are outlined in the following. Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement of BKMA is mainly based on the Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors (Committee on Publication Ethics, 2011).

Editors
>> Fair Review. Editors should evaluate manuscripts exclusively on the basis of their academic merit. An editor must not use unpublished information in the editor's own research without the express written consent of the author. They must ensure that each manuscript received by BKMA is reviewed for its intellectual content without regard to sex, gender, race, religion, citizenship, etc. of the authors.

>> Review of Manuscripts. Each editor must ensure that each manuscript is initially evaluated by the editor for originality, making use of appropriate software to do so. Following desk review, the manuscript is forwarded blind peer review to the editorial review board who will make a recommendation to accept, reject, or modify the manuscript.

>> Publication Decisions. Based on the review report of the editorial review board, the editor can accept, reject, or request modifications to the manuscript.

>> Confidentiality. The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

>> Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest. Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.

>> Plagiarism. Authors will submit only entirely original works, and will appropriately cite or quote the work and/or words of others. Publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work should also be cited. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements or plagiarism in all its forms constitute unethical behavior and unethical publishing behavior and are unacceptable.

Authors
>> Reporting Standards. Authors should present an accurate account of their original research as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Manuscripts will follow the submission guidelines of BKMA.

>> Originality. Authors must ensure that they have written entirely original work.

>> Multiple, Redundant, or Concurrent Publications. Authors should not submit the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently. It is also expected that the author will not publish redundant manuscripts or manuscripts describing the same research in more than one journal.

>> Acknowledgement of Sources. Authors should acknowledge all sources of data used in the research and cite publications that have been influential in the research work.

>> Authorship of the Paper. Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to conception, design, execution or interpretation of the reported study. Others who have made significant contribution must be listed as co-authors. Authors also ensure that all the authors have seen and agreed to the submitted version of the manuscript and their inclusion of names as co-authors.

>> Data Access and Retention. Authors should provide raw data related to their manuscript for editorial review and must retain such data.

>> Fundamental Errors in Published Works. If at any point of time, the author(s) discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in submitted manuscript, then the error or inaccuracy must be reported to the editor.

Reviewers
>> Confidentiality. Information regarding manuscripts submitted by authors should be kept confidential and be treated as privileged information. Review should be conducted objectively, and observations should be formulated clearly with supporting arguments, so that authors can use them for improving the paper.

>> Acknowledgement of Sources. Manuscript reviewers must ensure that authors have acknowledged all sources of data used in the research. Any kind of similarity or overlap between the manuscripts under consideration or with any other published paper of which reviewer has personal knowledge must be immediately brought to the editorís notice.

>> Standards of Objectivity. Review of submitted manuscripts must be done objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

>> Promptness. In the event that a reviewer feels it is not possible for him/her to complete review of manuscript within stipulated time then this information must be communicated to the editor, so that the manuscript could be sent to another reviewer.