Our mission is to promote international and Hungarian science, that is, to publish the new discoveries in several areas of science, to effectively support information exchange amongst scientists on a global level, and to make scientific results a public property for all who seek valuable and reliable knowledge.
In 2021, September 20-24 was chosen to celebrate a most essential ingredient of academic publishing: Peer Review.
The idea of pre-publication screening of scientific papers is pretty old. Historians report about the first peer review process in 1665 at Philosophical Transactions of London Royal Society; and about the first fully refereed academic journal Media Essays and Observations in 1731 by the Royal Society in Edinburgh. Still, it has not become widely accepted until after WWII. In 1936 Albert Einstein was deeply offended, and in fact withdrew his submission from Physical Reviews, because it had been sent to a referee. Refereeing, as a routine, was introduced at The Lancet in 1976. The word ‘referee’ was first used in scientific publication in 1817 and the term `peer review’ is only ca. 50 years old.
Studia Scientiarum Mathematicarum Hungarica is a most prestigious piece in Akadémiai Kiadó’s mathematical portfolio. Some of the greatest Hungarian mathematicians have chosen it to publish their findings. It was founded in 1966 by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and, by tradition, it is handled by the scientists of the Rényi Alfréd Instutute of Mathematics.
Starting with volume 58 in 2021, the editors decided to change the journal’s focus. From a general mathematical journal, it is turned to a forum of Combinatorics, Geometry and Topology (CoGeTo) – and the connections between these areas – as expressed by the new subtitle. The re-formed Editorial Board consists of internationally recognized experts representing these branches of mathematics. Their names are listed on the site of Studia Scientiarum Mathematicarum Hungarica. The Editors in Chief are the following professors from the Rényi Institute of Mathematics.