Fundamenta Mathematicae


Fundamenta Mathematicae is a peer-reviewed scientific journal of mathematics with a special focus on the foundations of mathematics, concentrating on set theory, mathematical logic, topology and its interactions with algebra, and dynamical systems.

Fundamenta Mathematicae
Publication details
Institute of Mathematics of the Polish Academy of Sciences (Poland)
0.609 (2016)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Fundam. Math.
MathSciNetFund. Math.
ISSN0016-2736 (print)
1730-6329 (web)
OCLC no.1570315
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The first specialized journal in the field of mathematics, originally it covered only topology, set theory, and foundations of mathematics.[1][2][3][4] It is published by the Mathematics Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

History edit

The journal was conceived by Zygmunt Janiszewski as a means to foster mathematical research in Poland.[5] Janiszewski posited that, to achieve its goal, the journal should not compel Polish mathematicians to submit articles written exclusively in Polish, and should be devoted only to a specialized topic in mathematics;[6] Fundamenta Mathematicae thus became the first specialized journal in the field of mathematics.[1][2][3][4]

Despite Janiszewski having, in a 1918 article, given the initial impetus for the creation of the journal,[7] he did not live long enough to see the first issue published, in Warsaw, as he died on 3 January 1920. Wacław Sierpiński and Stefan Mazurkiewicz took over as editors-in-chief. Soon after its launch, the founding editors were joined by Kazimierz Kuratowski and, later, by Karol Borsuk.

Abstracting and indexing edit

The journal is abstracted and indexed in the Science Citation Index Expanded,[8] Scopus,[9] and Zentralblatt MATH.[10] According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2016 impact factor of 0.609.[11]

Notes edit

  1. ^ a b (Bradley 2006, p. 33).
  2. ^ a b (One Hundred Volumes 1978, p. 3).
  3. ^ a b (Kuratowski 1980, p. 35).
  4. ^ a b (Wasilewska 2013, p. 2).
  5. ^ According to Kuratowski (1980, pp. 31–32) and to the introduction to the 100th volume of the journal (1978, pp=1–2). These two sources cite an article written by Janiszewski himself in 1918 and titled "On the needs of Mathematics in Poland".
  6. ^ Kuratowski (1980, pp. 31–32) and One Hundred Volumes (1978, pp. 1–2) stress the fact that these two requirements represented revolutionary decisions at that time.
  7. ^ (Kuratowski 1980, p. 32), (One Hundred Volumes 1978, p. 1).
  8. ^ "Master Journal List". Intellectual Property & Science. Thomson Reuters. Retrieved 2015-06-02.
  9. ^ "Content overview". Scopus. Elsevier. Retrieved 2015-06-02.
  10. ^ "Serials Database". Zentralblatt MATH. Springer Science+Business Media. Archived from the original on 2017-11-07. Retrieved 2015-06-02.
  11. ^ "Fundamenta Mathematicae". 2016 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2017.

References edit

  • Bradley, Michael J. (2006), Modern Mathematics: 1900 to 1950, Infobase Publishing, pp. 176, ISBN 0816054266
  • "One Hundred Volumes of "Fundamenta Mathematicae"" (PDF), Fundamenta Mathematicae, 100 (1): 1–8, 1978, MR 0485074
  • Kuratowski, Kazimierz (1980), A Half Century of Polish Mathematics: Remembrances and Reflections, International Series in Pure and Applied Mathematics, vol. 108, Warsaw/Oxford: Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN/Pergamon Press, pp. VIII+204, ISBN 83-01-00819-9, MR 0565253, Zbl 0438.01006
  • Wasilewska, Anita (2013), "Chapter 1. From Logic to Computer Science–A personal Experience", in Skowron, Andrzej (ed.), Rough Sets and Intelligent Systems – Professor Zdzisław Pawlak in Memoriam: Volume 2, Intelligent Systems Reference Library, vol. 43, Berlin–Heidelberg–New York: Springer Verlag, pp. 1–5, ISBN 978-3-642-30341-8

External links edit

  • Official website
  • Online archive: 1920-2000 at Polish Digital Mathematical Library
  • Fundamenta Mathematicae (1920-2016) at European Digital Mathematics Library