Comptes Rendus

Before Comptes Rendus Mathématique

The electronic journal Comptes Rendus Mathématique is one of the heirs of the Comptes Rendus hebdomadaires des séances de l'Académie des Sciences printed journal, founded in 1835 by Arago. A single, multidisciplinary journal for 130 years, Comptes Rendus was subdivided in 1966 into several series to better reflect the increasing specialization of scientific activity.

In addition to the original series, the current CR Mathématique has several ancestors:

  • Comptes rendus hebdomadaires des séances de l'Académie des sciences. Série A - Sciences mathématiques (1966-1980)
  • Comptes rendus de l'Académie des sciences. Série I - Mathématique (1981-1996)
  • Comptes rendus Mathématique (since 1996)


Learn more about the history of the Comptes rendus of the French Academy of Sciences.

Browse old issues

The old issues of Comptes rendus have been digitized by the French National Library in a partnership with the French Academy of Sciences. These digitized files are available in the Gallica digital library, which offers a nearly complete collection for mathematics:

The articles of CR Mathématique published in paper format between 1997 and 2001 have been digitized by Elsevier, former publisher of the journal, and are available on its ScienceDirect platform in restricted access. A subscription to ScienceDirect is necessary to consult them : for any particular request, please contact us. These issues will soon be available on our website.

Articles published between 2002 and 2019 by Elsevier are available in Open Access in our website here.

Learn more about the digitization of Comptes Rendus.