Before the submission

Why should I publish in this journal?

Because you want to contribute to the success of such open and ethical journals. Further arguments are given here.

How selective is the journal?

The editorial board applies high international standards in every mathematical domain, based on the first submissions received, many of which are very strong.

What is the relationship between this journal and Henri Lebesgue?

The name Henri Lebesgue comes from the Henri Lebesgue Center that initiated the creation of the journal and continues to actively support it.

I am organizing a conference. Can I publish the proceedings in this journal?


Are survey papers welcome?

Survey papers will be considered for publication if they are original and particularly well written.


In what language(s) can articles be submitted?

In English and in French.

What are the main steps of the reviewing process?

The AHL aims to select the most beautiful mathematical results through a rigorous single blind reviewing process and a rapid editorial procedure. If preliminary reports are favourable (to be notified within two or three months of submission), the journal aims to obtain full reports within six months of submission. The final decision is taken collectively by the Editor in Chief and at least two other editors.

After my article is accepted for publication, do I have to send the LaTeX source file? Should I use a special LaTeX class?

After acceptance, you have to send your LaTeX source file(s) to the journal. In order to reduce our workload, we encourage you to use the AHL format provided by the cedram class, but this is not mandatory.

Does the journal accept articles in Mathematical Modelling? In applied Statistics?

Yes, this journal is intended to be really generalist. Every topic in pure and applied mathematics is welcome!

Can I attach external files (code, table of values, movies...) to my article?

Yes, it is possible: more files can be attached after your submission is completed by editing the submission.


Is this journal purely electronic?


After acceptance, do I have to transfer the copyright of my article?

No, authors keep the intellectual property of their work.

Les Annales Henri Lebesgue allow authors to deposit their publications in open archives, with the agreement of their co-authors. Authors may deposit all versions of their article including the published version, without embargo, and provided that they indicate the url, e.g. the permalink (doi) of the original article. All articles are published under license CC BY 4.0.

Is this journal referenced in MathSciNet and zbMATH?

Yes! Since 2019.

Does this journal distribute reprints to authors?

The final version of the article is sent by email to the authors but no paper reprints are issued.


Is publication free of charge? Is reading free of charge?

Yes! Once accepted and edited, articles are freely accessible on the website of the journal. There are no charges for authors.

Why is the editorial board divided in three sections?

The editorial board is organized in three large mathematical areas, namely Algebra and Geometry, Analysis, and Probability and Statistics, so as to facilitate the submission and editorial process. However, this is flexible: we welcome interdisciplinary contributions!

How is this journal funded?

The running costs of the journal are supported jointly by the CHL, the CNRS (Mersenne/Univ. Grenoble Alpes), and the laboratories IRMAR, LAREMA, LMBA, LMLJ.

I want to help this journal. What can I do?

For now, the best you can do for the journal is intensive publicity. Spread the news to all your colleagues and convince them to submit their best papers to the Annales Henri Lebesgue. Some useful publicity material can be found here.

Can I subscribe to the journal in order to receive automatic notifications after a new article is published?

We maintain a newsletter on which summaries of new publications are posted regularly. Please visit this page to view the latest messages and to subscribe to the newsletter.

How long are administrative documents (referee's reports, etc.) kept?

All administrative documents are kept for two years from the final publication date, after which they are deleted automatically. Articles (pdf and LaTeX) are kept indefinitely (thanks to the excellent Numdam project).

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Why is the logo animated on the home page, and not on the other pages?

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