Fundamenta Mathematicae

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Fundamenta Mathematicae  
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Fund. Math.
Discipline Mathematics
Language English
Publication details
Institute of Mathematics of the Polish Academy of Sciences (Poland)
Publication history
ISSN 0016-2736 (print)
1730-6329 (web)
LCCN 55032438
OCLC no. 1570315

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. Originally it only covered topology, set theory, and foundations of mathematics: it was the first specialized journal in the field of mathematics.[1][2][3][4] It is published by the Mathematics Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences.


The journal was conceived by Zygmunt Janiszewski as a means to foster mathematical research in Poland.[5] Janiszewski required that, in order to achieve its goal, the journal should not force Polish mathematicians to submit articles written exclusively in Polish, and should be devoted only to a specialized topic in mathematics:[6] as a consequence of these requirements, Fundamenta Mathematicae become the first specialized journal in the field of mathematics.[1][2][3][4]

Despite the fact that Janiszewski gave the impetus for the development of the journal in an article written in 1918,[7] but he did not to see the first published issue since he died on January 3, 1920. Wacław Sierpiński and Stefan Mazurkiewicz took over the role of editors-in-chief. The journal was published in Warsaw. Soon after the launch of the publication, 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 2013 impact factor of 0.451.[11]


  1. ^ a b (Bradley, p. 33).
  2. ^ a b (The Editors 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 The Editors (1978, pp. 1–2) stress the fact that these two requirements represented revolutionary decisions at that time.
  7. ^ (Kuratowski 1980, p. 32), (The Editors 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. Retrieved 2015-06-02. 
  11. ^ "Fundamenta Mathematicae". 2013 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2014. 


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