The journal was founded in 1890 by G. v. Escherich and E. Weyr as "Monatshefte für Mathematik und Physik" and appeared with this title until 1944. Continued from 1948 on as "Monatshefte für Mathematik", its managing editors were L. Gegenbauer, F. Mertens, W. Wirtinger, H. Hahn, Ph. Furtwängler, J. Radon, K. Mayrhofer, N. Hofreiter, H. Reiter, K. Sigmund, J. Cigler.

The journal is devoted to research in mathematics in its broadest sense. Over the years, it has attracted a remarkable cast of authors, ranging from G. Peano, and A. Tauber to P. Erdös and B. L. van der Waerden. The volumes of the Monatshefte contain historical achievements in analysis (L. Bieberbach, H. Hahn, E. Helly, R. Nevanlinna, J. Radon, F. Riesz, W. Wirtinger), topology (K. Menger, K. Kuratowski, L. Vietoris, K. Reidemeister), and number theory (F. Mertens, Ph. Furtwängler, E. Hlawka, E. Landau). It also published landmark contributions by physicists such as M. Planck and W. Heisenberg and by philosophers such as R. Carnap and F. Waismann. In particular, the journal played a seminal role in analyzing the foundations of mathematics (L. E. J. Brouwer, A. Tarski and K. Gödel).

The journal publishes research papers of general interest in all areas of mathematics. Surveys of significant developments in the fields of pure and applied mathematics and mathematical physics may be occasionally included.

  • Articles on any subject of pure and applied mathematics are considered for publication. The journal promotes research in pure mathematics as well as the integration of mathematics with other scientific disciplines. The mathematical content of papers on applied subjects should be substantial and not merely descriptive
  • Most of the published articles are research papers. Occasionally the journal will feature solicited surveys with an integrative and up-to-date perspective on a major topic in pure and applied mathematics
  • All published articles are subject to rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymized refereeing by independent and expert referees
  • 100% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again

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