About the Journal


Aims and Scope

The Publications Mathématiques de Besançon - Algèbre et Théorie des Nombres (PMB) publish original research articles and review articles in the fields of algebra, geometry, number theory, and their applications..



One or more volumes appear each year.

Open Access Policy

The PMB follows a true Open Access policy:

  • The PMB provides immediate online open access to its content.
  • No subscription is needed to access the articles, and no downloading fees are charged.

  • Only the paper version is subject to fees, in order to cover the publication costs.

  • Authors are not charged for publication in this journal, and the journal does not request any submission fee nor any article processing fee. The entirety of the submission and publication costs will be be borne by Centre Mersenne, the LMB, and the PUFC.


Copyright and Licensing policy

  • All copyright is retained by authors.
  • Starting from January 2022, all content is licensed under the Creative Commons BY 4.0 Attribution license (CC BY 4.0). The CC BY license allows users to share (copy, distribute and transmit) and remix (adapt) the contribution including for commercial purposes, providing they mention the author or licensor.
  • Before 2022, all rights are reserved on the content. Please contact us for any question.

See Instructions for Authors.


Deposit Policy

The PMB allows authors to deposit their publication on open archives, with the agreement of their co-authors. Authors may deposit all versions of their article (Pre-print, Accepted Manuscript, Final Published Version), without embargo, and with a link to the URL of the published article on the journal's website.


Archiving Policy

Indexed in: the Journal is indexed in Zentralblattand Mathematical Reviews.

To ensure a long term preservation and access to the journal content, it will be stored in the CLOCKSS archive.

The metadata are available via an OAI-PMH server.


Peer Review Policy

See Instructions for Authors.

The work is sent to one or more experts to provide a report. They will be chosen by the committee member for their reliability, their scientific expertise, and for their absence of any conflict of interest. On the basis of such honest and reliable reports, the scientific committee decides finally whether the article is to be published.


Best practices

The Publications Mathématiques de Besançon - Algèbre et Théorie des Nombres adheres to the Code of practice, as detailed on Pages 2-5 of the linked document edited by the European Mathematical Society Ethics Committee.

The journal follows the guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics - COPE.

See also our Publication Ethics.



The sources of income are institutional : they come from laboratories, from the Université de Franche-Comté, from research organisations (e.g., the CNRS), and from other research agencies.

The journal is supported by INSMI and by PUFC for publications.



Created in 1974 by Georges Gras, the journal PMB Algebra and Number Theory, is published by the Presses universitaires de Franche-Comté (PUFC), collection Practiques et techniques.

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