North-Western European Journal of Mathematics


The Lille Main Square

Aims and scope

The North-Western European Journal of Mathematics publishes research articles and surveys in all areas of pure and applied mathematics including history of mathematics. Articles can be submitted in Dutch, English, French or German.

Editorial Committee

Editor in Chief: Serge Nicaise

Associate Editors:

Thomas Apel (*)
Universität der Bundeswehr München, Germany Numerical analysis for partial differential equations
Karine Beauchard (*)
ENS Rennes, France
Joachim von Below (*)
Université du Littoral Côte d'Opale, France Partial differential equations, operator theory, graph theory
Christophe Biernacki (*)
Université de Lille 1, France Statistical, model-based data analysis
Claire Chainais-Hillairet (*)
Université de Lille 1, France Numerical analysis for partial differential equations
Walter Craig (*)
McMaster University, Canada
Monique Dauge (*)
Rennes I, France Spectral theory, high order methods, singularities in partial differential equations
Sinnou David (*)
Université Paris VI, France Arithmetic
Youri Davydov (*)
Université de Lille 1, France Stochastic processes, limit theorems, stochastic geometry
Pierre Dèbes (*)
Université de Lille 1, France Number theory, galois theory and arithmetic geometry
Jean-Pierre Demailly (*)
Université de Grenoble 1, France Complex analytic and differential geometry, algebraic geometry, complex analysis
Jérôme Droniou (*)
Monash University, Australia Elliptic and parabolic equations (theoretical and numerical study)
Aziz El Kacimi (*)
Université de Valenciennes et du Hainaut Cambrésis, France Geometry, global analysis on manifolds
Shalom Eliahou (*)
Université du Littoral Côte d'Opale, France Discrete mathematics
Peter Fleischmann (*)
University of Kent, United Kingdom Algebra, group theory, representation theory, invariant theory
Benoît Fresse (*)
Université de Lille 1, France Algebraic topology, operad theory
Emmanuel Fricain (*)
Université de Lille 1, France Functional analysis, operator theory, complex analysis of one variable
Eamonn Gaffney (*)
Oxford University, United Kingdom Applied mathematics in the life sciences and low Reynolds flows
Antoine Gloria (*)
Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium Homogenization of partial differential equations
Gilles Godefroy (*)
Université Paris VI, France Functional analysis
Karl Grosse-Erdmann (*)
Université de Mons, Belgium Functional analysis, operator theory, linear dynamics
Bao-Zhu Guo (*)
Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, Academia Sinica, Beijing, China System control, partial differential equation, semigroup of linear operators
Pascal Lambrechts (*)
Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium Algebraic topology
Pascal Lefèvre (*)
Université d'Artois, France Functional analysis
André Leroy (*)
Université d'Artois, France Non commutative ring theory, module theory, error correcting codes
Jean-Jacques Loeb (*)
Université d'Angers, France Complex analysis, in particular when related to group theory
Florian Luca (*)
University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South-Africa Analytic and diophantine number theory
Kaisa Matomäki (*)
University of Turku, Finland Analytic and combinatorial number theory
Christian Michaux (*)
Université de Mons, Belgium Mathematical logic
Ieke Moerdijk (*)
University of Utrecht, Netherlands Algebraic topology, category theory
Alejandro Murua (*)
Université de Montréal, Canada Statistical learning, clustering, pattern recognition
Hiroaki Nakamura (*)
Osaka University, Japan Arithmetic geometry
Jan van Neerven (*)
Delft University of Technology, Netherlands Functional analysis, stochastic analysis
Johannes Nicaise (*)
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium Algebraic and arithmetic geometry
Serge Nicaise (*)
Université de Valenciennes et du Hainaut Cambrésis, France Partial differential equations, numerical analysis, control theory
Rimas Norvaisa (*)
Vilnius University, Lituany Probability theory and stochastic processes, non-linear functional analysis
Giovanni Peccati (*)
University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg Random fields, stochastic analysis, stochastic geometry, non-commutative probability
Teimuraz Pirashvili (*)
University of Leicester, United Kingdom Homological algebra and polynomial functors
Olivier Ramaré (*)
Université de Lille 1, France Analytic number theory
Sylvie Roelly (*)
University of Potsdam, Germany Stochastic differential equations, statistical mechanics, branching processes
Isar Stubbe (*)
Université du Littoral Côte d'Opale, France Category theory, order theory
Charles Suquet (*)
Université de Lille 1, France
Rossana Tazzioli (*)
Université de Lille 1, France History of mathematics
Jie Wu (*)
Institut Élie Cartan, Nancy, France Analytic number theory and modular forms

Fields Editor: Walter Craig            Managing Editor: Nicolas Wicker


Peer Review Process

The reviewing process is simple anonymous, that is the reviewers are kept anonymous while the authors are not. The authors are asked to provide the names of one or two potential associate editors who will manage their article. Then, the editor in chief assigns the article to an associate editor who seeks reviewer(s). Once the reviews are available, the associate editor reports his decision to the whole editorial board which takes the final decision regarding the acceptance of the article.

Open Access Policy

The North-Western European Journal of Mathematics adheres to the principles of Fair Open Access, and is a member of the Free Journal Network. No charges are levied on authors. Articles are freely available to anyone as soon they are accepted. Hard copies of a volume are available at the cost of the paper and delivery.

Copyright Notice

Authors keep their copyrights. Thus they can reuse figures, article parts or any material they need for subsequent work. The contract license is the Creative Commons License CC-BY which is the most flexible contract maximising the readership on publication.

Author Guidelines

Articles submission: At the initial stage, the authors have only to provide a file in the pdf format. Only when the article is accepted or subject to minor revisions are they asked to ensure it complies with the journal format.

LaTeX details:

  • LaTeX class: We strongly encourage the authors to prepare their article to appear in the NWEJM journal with the dedicated `nwejmart' LaTeX class (currently, documented only in French), available with up to date MiKTeX 2.9 and TeX Live 2016 distributions.
  • Incompatibilities:>
    • Our production system is not compatible with the `xypic' bundle. For commutative diagramms, please use instead the user-friendly and modern `tikz-cd' package.
    • We much more prefer graphics not created with `PSTricks' and derived. Consider using `PGF'/`TikZ' or derived packages. In case you really need one of these packages, please contact us.
  • Bibliography: The bibliography must be provided as a `.bib' file in the format of the `biblatex' package.
  • Figures: The figures must be provided in PDF or EPS formats.

Here you can find an example of a LaTEX and a biblatex file. The template and the documentation (for the time being only in French). Articles should be sent by mail to the managing editor (nicolas.wickerNOSPAMATuniv-lille.fr).

Current Volume:

The current volume is the volume of 2021.


This journal owes much to the following persons: Denis Bitouzé for LaTex support, Jean-Jacques Derycke for printing service, Sébastien Huart for wicker computer engineering issues and Aurore Smets for secretarial tasks.


The department of Mathematics of Lille 1 provides financial support which ensures that this journal stays open access. The French Mathematical Society (SMF), the Dutch Mathematical Society (KWG), the Luxembourg Mathematical Society (SML) and the Fields Institute support this project, of a mathematics journal by a non-profit publisher, making research available free of charge for readers and authors.

Auxiliary Material

A slide to present the journal.


We provide a tentative list of journal friends, i.e. diamond open access journals free of charge for authors and readers.