Acta Mathematica is an English-language mathematical journal that publishes original papers from all areas of mathematics . The journal was founded in 1882 by Magnus Gösta Mittag-Leffler and is published by the Mittag-Leffler Institute , a research institute for mathematics of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences .
Gösta Mittag-Leffler, a Weierstrass student who had good relationships with both German and French mathematicians (who were also subject to national tensions between the two countries after the Franco-Prussian War) was able to establish the magazine quickly. In particular, he gave Henri Poincaré a lot of publication space in the magazine. Scandinavian mathematicians also benefited from the magazine's reputation.
From 1884 on, Sofja Wassiljewna Kowalewskaja was co-editor of the magazine. Acta Mathematica was the first journal in which a woman was involved in this form.
The journal's impact factor in 2012 was 2.714. In the statistics of the ISI Web of Knowledge , it was ranked fourth out of 295 journals in the mathematics category . In 2015, with an impact factor of 3.719, it was ranked 2 out of 312 mathematics journals. From January 1, 2017, Acta Mathematica will be available in electronic form worldwide free of charge. The paper edition is still available, but changes the publisher from Springer to World Scientific.
- ISI Web of Knowledge, Journal Citation Reports Science Edition, 2012.