General information:

The Bulletin of the Belgian Mathematical Society - Simon Stevin (BBMS) is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to recent developments in all areas in pure and applied mathematics. It is published as one yearly volume, containing five issues.

The main focus lies on high level original research papers. They should aim to a broader mathematical audience in the sense that a well-written introduction is attractive to mathematicians outside the circle of experts in the subject, bringing motivation, background information, history and philosophy. The content has to be substantial enough: short one-small-result papers will not be taken into account in general, unless there are some particular arguments motivating publication, like an original point of view, a new short proof of a famous result etc.

The BBMS also publishes expository papers that bring the state of the art of a current mainstream topic in mathematics. Here it is even more important that at least a substantial part of the paper is accessible to a broader audience of mathematicians.

The BBMS publishes papers in English, Dutch, French and German. All papers should have an abstract in English.


Instructions for authors

Authors should prepare their manuscripts in tex, latex or amstex.

Use the link https://ef.msp.org/submit/bbelgianms to submit your paper on the online submission system editflow.

You will be asked to chose the appropriate handling editor (see list below), the MSC classification number (version 2020) and some keywords.

If your paper is accepted, you will be asked to send the tex file.

Authors will receive a pdf file of their paper as it appeared in print.

Authors are requested to keep at least one year between two subsequent submissions.

Ethical Code

Submitting a paper to the Bulletin of the Belgian Mathematical Society implies that the authors of the paper support the Code of Practice of the European Mathematical Society Ethics Committee; in particular the author(s) make the commitment that they will respect the principles stipulated in the first Section of the Code of Practice, Responsibilities of authors. Violations of these principles, such as (self)-plagiarism, simultaneous submission of the same results to more than one journal, duplicate, overlapping or redundant publication, improper author contribution or attribution, impact factor or citation manipulation and undisclosed conflicts of interest, will lead to immediate rejection as well as possible exclusion for future publications in the Bulletin of the Belgian Mathematical Society.


Project Euclid

Since January 2003, the Bulletin of the Belgian Mathematical Society -- Simon Stevin is part of an aggregation of electronic journals under the name Project Euclid. This is an initiative of Cornell University Library.

Our contract, however, stipulates that we get a written agreement of the authors of the papers that appear in our bulletin to put their paper online and make it electronically available for the subscribers to Project Euclid. This does neither interfere with the usual printing of the Bulletin, nor does it entail a transfer of copyright.

More information on Project Euclid can be found on the web page http://projecteuclid.org.


Subscription Information & Back Issues:

The tables of contents and a search engine for the Bulletin are available via the Project Euclid. Full texts of issues older than 5 years are available via the same link. For the more recent ones, only the abstracts are available.

The current issue can be found here. Past issues can be found here.

Each volume of the Bulletin contains four issues of 182 pages and a supplement. The publication dates of these four issues are February 15, May 15, September 15 and November 15. The subscription price for Volume 19 (2012) is EUR 20 for individual members and EUR 125 for institutional members. Subscriptions to the Bulletin and orders for back issues should be addressed to

Belgian Mathematical Society,
Campus de la Plaine, C. P. 218/01, Bd. du Triomphe, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium, e-mail: bms@ulb.ac.be fax: +32 3 265 3777

De Bulletin of the Belgian Mathematical Society - Simon Stevin wordt uitgeven door The Belgian Mathematical Society, met de financiele steun van de Universitaire Stichting van Belgie.
Le Bulletin of the Belgian Mathematical Society - Simon Stevin est publié par la Belgian Mathematical Society avec l'appui de la Communauté Française de Belgique et de la Fondation Universitaire de Belgique

All back issues of Vol.1 (1994, 5 issues), Vol. 2 (1995, 5 issues + 2 Supplements), Vol. 3 (1996, 5 issues + 2 Supplements), Vol. 4 (1997, 5 issues) and Vol. 5 (1998, 5 issues + 1 Supplement) are available at the price of EUR 35 (postage included). 
Back issues of Vol. 6 (1999), Vol. 7 (2000) and Vol. 8 (2001) (4 issues of 160 pages) are available at the price of  EUR 35 (postage included).


Editorial Board

S. Caenepeel (editor in chief)
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Faculteit Ingenieurswetenschappen
Pleinlaan 2
B-1050 Brussel
e-mail : bull.bms@vub.be


C. Debiève (managing editor)
Université Catholique de Louvain
Institut Mathématique
2, Chemin du Cyclotron
B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve.



F. Bastin Analysis,
Functional Analysis, Wavelets
Université de Liège Institut de Mathématique Grande Traverse, Bât. B37
B-4000 Liège


D. Bonheure
Partial Differential Equations
Université Libre de Bruxelles Département de Mathématique
CP 210 Campus Plaine Bd. du Triomphe B-1050 Bruxelles

A. Bultheel
Numerical Analysis
Departement Computerwetenschappen
Celestijnenlaan, 200 A
B-3001 Leuven

E. Colebunders
General and Categorical Topology
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Vakgroep Wiskunde
Pleinlaan 2
B-1050 Brussel

M. D'Adderio
Algebraic combinatorics
Università di Pisa
Dipartimento di Matematica
Largo Bruno Pontecorvo 5
I-56127 Pisa

P. De Maesschalck
Dynamical Systems and Ordinary Differential Equations
Universiteit Hasselt
Campus Diepenbeek
Agoralaan-Gebouw D
B-3590 Diepenbeek

T. De Medts
Group Theory and non-associative algebras
Ghent University
Department of Mathematics: Algebra and Geometry
Krijgslaan 281-S25
B-9000 Gent

J. Fine
Differential Geometry
Université Libre de Bruxelles
Département de Mathématique
CP 218 Campus Plaine
Bd. du Triomphe
B-1050 Bruxelles
K. Grosse-Erdmann
Operator theory, functional analysis, complex analysis
Département de Mathématique
Université de Mons
Place du Parc 20
B-7000 Mons
K. In't Hout 
Numerical Analysis of Differential Equations
University of Antwerp
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Middelheimlaan 1
B-2020 Antwerpen
J. Nicaise
Algebraic Geometry
Imperial College London 
Department of Mathematics 
South Kensington Campus 
London SW72AZ, United Kingdom
F. Point
Mathematical Logic
Université Mons-Hainaut
``Le Pentagone''
Avenue du Champ de Mars, 6
B-7000 Mons
J.-C. Schlage-Puchta
Number Theory, Asymptotic Group Theory
Universität Rostock
Mathematisches Institut
Ulmenstraße 69, Haus 3
D-18057 Rostock

J. B. Seoane-Sepúlveda
Real and Complex Analysis. Banach space geometry. Lineability and spaceability. Set theory and foundations of mathematics
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Facultad de Ciencias Matemáticas
Interdisciplinary Mathematics Institute (IMI)
Plaza de Ciencias 3
E-28040 Madrid 

D. Smets
Partial Differential Equations and Mathematical Physics
Université Pierre et Marie Curie
Laboratoire Jacques-Louis Lions 
4 place Jussieu, BC 187
F-75252 Paris cedex 05

Y. Swan
Probability Theory
Université Libre de Bruxelles
Département de Mathématique
CP-210, Boulevard du Triomphe
B-1050 Bruxelles

S. Vaes
Operator Algebras and Measured Group Theory
Departement Wiskunde
Celestijnenlaan 200 B
B-3001 Leuven
A. Valette
Operator Algebras, Harmonic Analysis and K-Theory
Université de Neuchâtel
Institut de Mathématique
Rue Emile Argand 11 -- CP2
CH-2007 Neuchâtel

G. Van Bever
Mathematical Statistics
Université de Namur
Department of Mathematics
Bldg 12, Rempart de la Vierge 8
B-5000 Namur

G. Van de Voorde
Finite Geometry
School of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
NZ-8140 Christchurch

H. Van Maldeghem
Incidence Geometry
Ghent University
Department of Mathematics: Algebra and Geometry
Krijgslaan 281-S25
B-9000 Gent

L. Vendramin
Non-commutative algebra, Hopf algebras and related structures, Yang-Baxter equation
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Faculteit Wetenschappen en Bio-ingenieurswetenschappen
Vakgroep Wiskunde en Data Science
Pleinlaan 2
B-1050 Brussel

N. Wahl
Algebraic Topology
Department of Mathematics
University of Copenhagen
Universitetsparken 5
DK-2100 Copenhagen
A. Weiermann
Proof Theory, Theorical Computer Science
Ghent University
Department of Mathematics: Logic, Analysis and Discrete mathematics
Krijgslaan 281-S8
B-9000 Gent