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*American Journal of Mathematics*

The * American Journal of Mathematics* is a bimonthly mathematics journal published by the Johns Hopkins University Press.

Discipline | Mathematics |
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Language | English |

Edited by | Christopher D. Sogge |

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History | 1878–present |

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Frequency | Bimonthly |

1.337 (2009) | |

Standard abbreviations | |

ISO 4 | Am. J. Math. |

MathSciNet | Amer. J. Math. |

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ISSN | 0002-9327 (print) 1080-6377 (web) |

JSTOR | 00029327 |

OCLC no. | 1480153 |

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## History

The *American Journal of Mathematics* is the oldest continuously published mathematical journal in the United States,[1] established in 1878 at the Johns Hopkins University by James Joseph Sylvester, an English-born mathematician who also served as the journal's editor-in-chief from its inception through early 1884. Initially W. E. Story was associate editor in charge; he was replaced by Thomas Craig in 1880. For volume 7 Simon Newcomb became chief editor with Craig managing until 1894. Then with volume 16 it was "Edited by Thomas Craig with the Co-operation of Simon Newcomb" until 1898.[2]

Other notable mathematicians who have served as editors or editorial associates of the journal include Frank Morley, Oscar Zariski, Lars Ahlfors, Hermann Weyl, Wei-Liang Chow, S. S. Chern, André Weil, Harish-Chandra, Jean Dieudonné, Henri Cartan, Stephen Smale, Jun-Ichi Igusa, and Joseph A. Shalika.

Fields medalist Cédric Villani has speculated that "the most famous article in its long history" may be a 1958 paper by John Nash, "Continuity of solutions of parabolic and elliptic equations".[3]

## Scope and impact factor

The *American Journal of Mathematics* is a general-interest (i.e., non-specialized) mathematics journal covering all the major areas of contemporary mathematics. According to the *Journal Citation Reports*, its 2009 impact factor is 1.337, ranking it 22nd out of 255 journals in the category "Mathematics".[4]

## Editors

As of June, 2012, the editors are Christopher D. Sogge, editor-in-chief (The Johns Hopkins University), William Minicozzi II (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Freydoon Shahidi (Purdue University), and Vyacheslav Shokurov (The Johns Hopkins University).

## References

- Kent, Deborah (2008). "The Mathematical Miscellany and The Cambridge Miscellany of Mathematics: Closely connected attempts to introduce research-level mathematics in America, 1836–1843".
*Historia Mathematica*.**35**: 102–122. doi:10.1016/j.hm.2007.12.001. - Cooke, Roger and Rickey, V. Frederick:
*W.E. Story of Hopkins and Clark.*in Duren, Peter et al. (ed.):*A Century of Mathematics in America. Part III.*American Mathematical Society, Providence, Rhode Island, 1989, pp. 29–76, esp. 42, ISBN 0-8218-0130-9 - Villani, Cédric (May 2016), "On Nash's regularity theorem for parabolic equations in divergence form", John Forbes Nash Jr. (1928–2015),
*Notices of the American Mathematical Society*,**63**(5): 500–502. - "Web of Science". 2011. Retrieved May 5, 2011.