Scripta Mathematica

Scripta Mathematica was a quarterly journal published by Yeshiva University devoted to the philosophy, history, and expository treatment of mathematics.[1] It was said to be, at its time, "the only mathematical magazine in the world edited by specialists for laymen."[2]

Scripta Mathematica
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ISO 4Scr. Math.

The journal was established in 1932 under the editorship of Jekuthiel Ginsburg, a professor of mathematics at Yeshiva University,[3] and its first issue appeared in 1933[2] at a subscription price of three dollars per year.[4] It ceased publication in 1973. Notable papers published in Scripta Mathematica included work by Nobelist Percy Williams Bridgman concerning the implications for physics of set-theoretic paradoxes,[5] and Hermann Weyl's obituary of Emmy Noether.[6][7]

Some sources describe Scripta Mathematica as having been assigned ISSN 0036-9713[8] but it ceased publication prior to the establishment of the ISSN system.


  1. ^ Ginsburg, J. (1937), "Scripta Mathematica", Science, 86 (2218): 13, Bibcode:1937Sci....86...13G, doi:10.1126/science.86.2218.13-a, PMID 17737911.
  2. ^ a b "Dinner of the Society of Friends of Scripta Mathematica", Science, 85 (2212): 492–493, 1937, doi:10.1126/science.85.2212.492-a.
  3. ^ Boyer, Carl B. (1958), "Jekuthiel Ginsburg (1889–1957)", Isis, 49 (3): 335–336, doi:10.1086/348677, JSTOR 226941, S2CID 144062847.
  4. ^ Ross, Harold (July 30, 1938), "Scripta Mathematica", The New Yorker, p. 7.
  5. ^ Bridgman, P. W. (1934), "A physicist's second reaction to Mengenlehre", Scripta Mathematica, 2: 101–117 and 224–234.
  6. ^ Weyl, H. (1935), "Emmy Noether", Scripta Mathematica, 3: 201–220.
  7. ^ Furstenberg, Hillel (Harry) (May 16, 2005), "Inspiring the Love of Mathematics: The Legacy of Jekuthiel Ginsburg at Yeshiva", The Commentator.
  8. ^ WorldCat: Scripta Mathematica.