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*Discrete Mathematics* (journal)

* Discrete Mathematics* is a biweekly peer-reviewed scientific journal in the broad area of discrete mathematics, combinatorics, graph theory, and their applications. It was established in 1971 and is published by North-Holland Publishing Company. It publishes both short notes, full length contributions, as well as survey articles. In addition, the journal publishes a number of special issues each year dedicated to a particular topic. Although originally it published articles in French and German, it now allows only English language articles. The editor-in-chief is Douglas West (University of Illinois, Urbana).

Discipline | Mathematics |
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Language | English |

Edited by | Douglas B. West |

Publication details | |

History | 1971–present |

Publisher | |

Frequency | 24/year |

0.578 (2012) | |

Standard abbreviations | |

ISO 4 | Discrete Math. |

Indexing | |

CODEN | DSMHA4 |

ISSN | 0012-365X |

LCCN | 72621801 |

OCLC no. | 471516939 |

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## History

The journal was established in 1971. The very first article it published was written by Paul Erdős, who went on to publish a total of 84 papers in the journal.

## Abstracting and indexing

The journal is abstracted and indexed in:

According to the *Journal Citation Reports*, the journal has a 2012 impact factor of 0.578.[1]

## Notable publications

- The 1972 paper by László Lovász on the study of perfect graphs (Lovász, László (1972). "Normal hypergraphs and the perfect graph conjecture".
*Discrete Mathematics*.**2**(3): 253–267. doi:10.1016/0012-365X(72)90006-4.) - The 1973 short note "Acyclic orientations of graphs" by Richard Stanley on the study of the chromatic polynomial and its generalizations (Stanley, R. P. (1973). "Acyclic orientations of graphs".
*Discrete Mathematics*.**5**(2): 171–178. doi:10.1016/0012-365X(73)90108-8.) - Václav Chvátal introduced graph toughness in 1973 (Chvátal, Václav (1973). "Tough graphs and Hamiltonian circuits".
*Discrete Mathematics*.**5**(3): 215–228. doi:10.1016/0012-365X(73)90138-6. MR 0316301.) - The 1975 paper by László Lovász on the linear programming relaxation for the set cover problem.
- The 1980 paper by Philippe Flajolet on the combinatorics of continued fractions. (Flajolet, P. (1980). "Combinatorial aspects of continued fractions" (PDF).
*Discrete Mathematics*.**32**(2): 125–161. doi:10.1016/0012-365x(80)90050-3.) - The 1985 paper by Bressoud and Zeilberger proved Andrews's
*q*-Dyson conjecture (Zeilberger, Doron; Bressoud, David M. (1985). "A proof of Andrews' q-Dyson conjecture".*Discrete Mathematics*.**54**(2): 201–224. doi:10.1016/0012-365X(85)90081-0. MR 0791661.)

## References

- "Discrete Mathematics".
*2012 Journal Citation Reports*. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2013.