Probability Theory and Related Fields was founded in 1962 under the title 'Zeitschrift für Wahrscheinlichkeitstheorie und verwandte Gebiete'. The first Managing Editor was L. Schmetterer (1919 - 2004), who wrote thus in the first issue: "Until abouto 30 years ago, the theory of probability and its applications were somewhat isolated mathematical disciplines. Then, following a period of remarkable development that is not yet completed by any means, probability theory became an important domain of mathematics, intimately connected with other domains, especially with analysis and number theory. In addition, it leads a life of its own, all by itself and in its manifold applications.
The founding Managing Editor was succeeded by K. Krickeberg in 1971, and by H. Rost in 1985. The main title of the journal was adapted into English in 1986, beginning with Volume 71. Subsequent Managing Editors are O. Kallenberg (1991), E. Bolthausen (1994), G. Grimmett (2000), J. Bertoin and J.F. Le Gall jointly (2005), and from 2010, G. Ben Arous and A. Dembo.
Aims and scope
Probability Theory and Related Fields publishes research papers in modern probability theory and its various fields of application. Thus, subjects of interest include: statistical mechanics, mathematical statistics, mathematical biology, theoretical computer science, and applications of probability theory to other areas of mathematics such as combinatorics, analysis, ergodic theory and geometry. Survey papers on emerging areas of importance may be considered for publication. The main languages of publication are English, French and German.
Submission of articles
Instructions for authors can be found on the journal's website www.springer.com/440