The first Editor-in-Chief of the Journal was Academician Li Guoping. The first Editorial Committee comprised famous scholars, including Academician Lu Jiaxi,Academician Guan Zhaozhi, Academician Wu Wenjun, and so on. The incumbent Editorial Committee comprised 41 scientists, including Honorary Editor-in-Chief Academician Wu Wenjun, Editor-in-Chief Academician Ding Xiaqi, Academician C. Dafermos (USA), and other scientists.
From the time the Journal was founded, with the guidance of CAS at various levels and the Editorial Committee of the Journal, we insist on the key points of our journal, try our best to publish the latest research achievements, to present the academic information of China and abroad, to promote communication and development, to guide and support young scientists, and to transform theories into applications as well. The Journal has its own characteristics and great effect and social benefit in the domestic and international circles of mathematics and physics.
As an international journal of mathematics, the Journal is acclaimed and is well known among the mathematicians for its quality. Since 1993, Ser. B has always been a source journal of Science Citation Index (Extended). Meanwhile, the Journal is abstracted/indexed in many periodicals and databases such as Mathematical Reviews (USA), Computer and Mathematics Citation Index, Zentralblatt Math. (Germany), PЖ (Russian), Chinese Mathematical Documentary Database, Chinese Science Journal Citation Index, and Chinese Mathematics Abstract. Ser.A was declared as one of the three excellent mathematical periodicals among 100 excellent academic periodicals held in China in 2001, and Ser.B was definitely regarded as the double-effect periodical in “China Periodicals Square Array” by the General Administration of Press and Publication of the People’s Republic of China in 2000 and others. All the papers in the Journalmainly focus on the research achievements in the fields of mathematical sciences.
To fit in with internationalization of academic development, we are trying our best to extend this journal’s international influence and to make the Journal be the first class of academic periodical.