## Renormalization of Yang-Mills theories in axial gauges within a uniform prescription

We investigate the renormalization properties of Yang-Mills theories in axial gauges within the generalized Leibbrandt-Mandelstam prescription which unifies all axial gauges, including the light-cone gauge, within one uniform prescription. We calculate the divergent part of the gluon self-energy in a planar-type gauge fixing. All known results on the planar gauge and on the light-cone gauge are recovered as special cases. At variance to the light-cone gauge for n/sup 2/not =0 only the S matrix, but not the Green's functions, can be renormalized by local counterterms.