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Zentralblatt für Mathematik und ihre Grenzgebiete was founded in 1931 by O. Neugebauer and is today the longest-term running abstracting and reviewing service in the field of mathematics. It covers the entire spectrum of mathematics incl. applications in computer science, mechanics, physics, etc. Citations are classified according to the worldwide accepted MSC.
It contains references to the worldwide literature drawn from currently about 3.500 journals and 1.100 serials, from conference proceedings, collections of papers and books.
In the course of the European extension the service was renamed to Zentralblatt MATH, to shorten the lengthy German title. Zentralblatt MATH publishes about 85,000 abstracts and reviews per year produced by more than 10,000 experts in mathematics; the reviews are mainly written in English, in exceptional cases French and German is accepted. Zentralblatt MATH is edited by the European Mathematical Society (EMS), Fachinformationszentrum (FIZ) Karlsruhe, and the Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften and published in cooperation with Springer-Verlag.
Zentralblatt MATH stands equally for the conventional printed service as well as for the electronic offers. The central offer consists in the online database via the WorldWideWeb, having more than 10 international mirrors and several national mirrors. In addition a CD-ROM version for local server installations and for off-line use is available.