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• CommentRowNumber1.
• CommentAuthorMike Shulman
• CommentTimeJul 28th 2019

Created page, copying material from the one on David Roberts’ web.

• CommentRowNumber2.
• CommentAuthorMike Shulman
• CommentTimeJul 28th 2019

Added MPCPS back in, mentioning no editors at present.

• CommentRowNumber3.
• CommentAuthorDavidRoberts
• CommentTimeJul 29th 2019

Thanks!

• CommentRowNumber4.
• CommentAuthorUrs
• CommentTimeJul 29th 2019

hyperlinked the editor names to their $n$Lab pages

• CommentRowNumber5.
• CommentAuthorDmitri Pavlov
• CommentTimeJul 29th 2019

Reordered the list so that journal specializing in category theory come first.

• CommentRowNumber6.
• CommentAuthorSimonWillerton
• CommentTimeJul 30th 2019

Add myself as an editor at Journal of Homotopy and Related Structures.

• CommentRowNumber7.
• CommentAuthorMike Shulman
• CommentTimeJul 31st 2019

Thanks Dmitri!

• CommentRowNumber8.
• CommentAuthorDmitri Pavlov
• CommentTimeApr 17th 2020
• (edited Apr 17th 2020)

• CommentRowNumber9.
• CommentAuthorDmitri Pavlov
• CommentTimeApr 17th 2020

Corrected the publisher for Annals of K-theory: it is MSP, not CUP.

• CommentRowNumber10.
• CommentAuthorDmitri Pavlov
• CommentTimeApr 17th 2020

• CommentRowNumber11.
• CommentAuthorDmitri Pavlov
• CommentTimeApr 17th 2020

• CommentRowNumber12.
• CommentAuthorDmitri Pavlov
• CommentTimeApr 17th 2020

• CommentRowNumber13.
• CommentAuthorDmitri Pavlov
• CommentTimeApr 17th 2020

• CommentRowNumber14.
• CommentAuthorDmitri Pavlov
• CommentTimeApr 17th 2020

Added New York Journal of Mathematics.

• CommentRowNumber15.
• CommentAuthorDmitri Pavlov
• CommentTimeApr 17th 2020

• CommentRowNumber16.
• CommentAuthorDmitri Pavlov
• CommentTimeApr 17th 2020

• CommentRowNumber17.
• CommentAuthorDmitri Pavlov
• CommentTimeApr 17th 2020

Added Journal of Algebra and Its Applications.

• CommentRowNumber18.
• CommentAuthorUrs
• CommentTimeMay 9th 2020
• (edited May 9th 2020)

I have rolled back to Dmitri’s revision 8, thereby undoing revision 9 which broke the entry syntax. Due to the broken table it’s hard to see what it was that rev 9 tried to change.

If it’s author (Ivan Di Liberti, I assume?) sees this here, please let us know and we can try to implement it.

• CommentRowNumber19.
• CommentAuthorDmitri Pavlov
• CommentTimeMay 9th 2020

The sole difference between two versions was a new, empty column, titled “Impact Factor”.

• CommentRowNumber20.
• CommentAuthorDavidRoberts
• CommentTimeMay 9th 2020

Puh-lease. If we mention IF we need to link to good resources explaining why it’s a terrible measure. A little push towards a change of culture of the fetishisation of a non-informative statistic of a highly-skewed distribution would be good.

1. Topic subdivision.

Ivan

• CommentRowNumber22.
• CommentAuthorDmitri Pavlov
• CommentTimeMay 10th 2020
• (edited May 10th 2020)

I find this newly proposed classification somewhat questionable.

Journal of Pure and Applied Algebra was placed in the category “Category Theory and Categorical Logic”, but the overwhelming majority of articles in this journal have nothing to do with this topic.

Annals of K-theory was placed in the category “Algebra”, which is a massive stretch if we look at the list of article published in it: most articles are about algebraic geometry, algebraic topology, noncommutative geometry, not algebra.

Topology and its Applications was placed in the category “Homotopy Theory”, but this journal is mostly about general topology.

Algebraic & Geometric Topology is mostly about knot theory and low-dimensional topology, not homotopy theory.

Compositionality, at least judging by papers published so far, does not have theoretical computer science as its primary area.

Math. Proc. Camb. Phil. Soc. is now duplicated.

• CommentRowNumber23.
• CommentAuthorUrs
• CommentTimeMay 12th 2020

I hope Ivan sees this and reacts. Ivan?

Independently of debate over the accuracy of the topic subdivision, it breaks the flow of the table.

A better design might be to instead add a further column “topic focus” or similar. That would keep the table intact and would allow to react to Dmitri’s points in #22 more flexibly.

• CommentRowNumber24.
• CommentAuthorDmitri Pavlov
• CommentTimeMay 12th 2020

Implemented Urs’s suggestion.

• CommentRowNumber25.
• CommentAuthorDmitri Pavlov
• CommentTimeMay 12th 2020

Restored Journal of Algebra and Its Applications — why was it deleted?

2. Removed a Journal that is inactive in CT nowadays.

Ivan Di Liberti

• CommentRowNumber27.
• CommentAuthorDmitri Pavlov
• CommentTimeMay 18th 2020
• (edited May 18th 2020)

Re #2: It looks like Ivan Di Liberti is unaware of the discussion happening here.

Should this list include also journals that published category theory in the past? This would be mostly of historical interest, I guess.

One could argue that a list useful to the current researchers is more desirable…

• CommentRowNumber28.
• CommentAuthorDavidRoberts
• CommentTimeMay 18th 2020

One could argue that a list useful to the current researchers is more desirable…

yes, that was my original intention for the list. Who browses old issues of generalist journals for papers on a certain subfield? Reading back over TAC or even 1970s JPAA I get. But MPCPS is rather broad.You’re more likely to end up there because of a reference.

• CommentRowNumber29.
• CommentAuthorDmitri Pavlov
• CommentTimeMay 18th 2020

Re #28: I concur.

By the way, the old list on your personal wiki is still up and shows up in search results when one searches for “journals in category theory”. Sometimes this is confusing.

• CommentRowNumber30.
• CommentAuthorDavidRoberts
• CommentTimeMay 18th 2020

OK, I should clear it and add a link to the nLab page

• CommentRowNumber31.
• CommentAuthorDavidRoberts
• CommentTimeMay 18th 2020
• (edited May 18th 2020)

Adding links to editors nLab pages. In a regular nLab page it might not make sense to link every occurrence, but this is a table and can and has been rearranged. One really needs all the relevant info on each line. (I haven’t done all of them, but the ones I knew were in the nLab I added)

• CommentRowNumber32.
• CommentAuthorUrs
• CommentTimeMay 19th 2020

Good. I suggest (no: urge) that generally, also on other pages, one should not omit hyperlinks on the assumption that the reader has seen a term hyperlinked before.

Because, first it’s pointless to write hypertext wikis and then assume that readers follow a linear path as in a textbook. Second, no harm is done with a term being hyperlinked every single time it appears. (Just for this purpose we once toned down the color coding, and we can tone it down further should that still be an issue.)

• CommentRowNumber33.
• CommentAuthorMike Shulman
• CommentTimeMay 19th 2020

MPCPS published Semantics of higher inductive types. I would argue for keeping it on the list. The main purpose I see for such a list is to help people find journals where they can submit a category theory paper, not journals where they’re likely to find some category theory papers by browsing through the issues, and I think MPCPS belongs on such a list.

• CommentRowNumber34.
• CommentAuthorMike Shulman
• CommentTimeMay 19th 2020

I knew this sounded familiar – we discussed MPCPS last year here.

• CommentRowNumber35.
• CommentAuthorDmitri Pavlov
• CommentTimeMay 20th 2020

Re #34: Who was the editor responsible for your MPCPS article?

• CommentRowNumber36.
• CommentAuthorDavidRoberts
• CommentTimeMay 20th 2020

Yeah, but we could in principle submit a category theory paper to Annals, Acta, JAMS etc—just not with much hope of getting accepted. I guess one thing that sets Advances apart from other major generalist journals is that Street is on the editorial board and seems to be quite good at getting CT papers to land there. Without a category theorist (or ally) editor, the argument for including a journal becomes weaker.

• CommentRowNumber37.
• CommentAuthorMike Shulman
• CommentTimeMay 20th 2020

Who was the editor responsible for your MPCPS article?

I don’t know. The current submission process doesn’t ask to select an editor, and I don’t think any of our communications came from a particular editor or mentioned anyone by name other than the managing editor Green.

• CommentRowNumber38.
• CommentAuthorMike Shulman
• CommentTimeMay 20th 2020

Maybe the solution is to include some more substantive remarks about each journal on the list? E.g. for MPCPS we could say “in the past there was a category theorist editor; now that’s no longer the case but it has still published at least a few category-theoretic papers”?

• CommentRowNumber39.
• CommentAuthorDavidRoberts
• CommentTimeMay 20th 2020

Yeah, that sounds reasonable.

• CommentRowNumber40.
• CommentAuthorDmitri Pavlov
• CommentTimeMay 21st 2020

Substantive remarks are the best, of course.

3. Added the Journal of the Australian Mathematical Society

Nora Ganter

• CommentRowNumber42.
• CommentAuthorDavidRoberts
• CommentTimeJul 4th 2020
• (edited Jul 4th 2020)

Oh, cool. Nice to see you on the editorial board, Nora!

• CommentRowNumber43.
• CommentAuthorDmitri Pavlov
• CommentTimeJul 4th 2020

Deleted a note about topic subdivision that is no longer relevant.

• CommentRowNumber44.
• CommentAuthorDmitri Pavlov
• CommentTimeJul 17th 2020

• CommentRowNumber45.
• CommentAuthorDmitri Pavlov
• CommentTimeJul 10th 2022

Updated the published for Higher Structures.

• CommentRowNumber46.
• CommentAuthorDmitri Pavlov
• CommentTimeJan 21st 2023
• (edited Jan 21st 2023)

This journal list has silently become a list of journals publishing homotopy theory as well as category theory.

Indeed, many journals are primarily focused on homotopy theory, especially those with “Topology” or “Homotopy” in the title.

I propose to rename this article to “list of journals publishing category theory and homotopy theory”, especially since the journal challenges faced by homotopy theorists are essentially the same as that of category theorists.

4. Added Awodey to JSL editors

Jonas Frey

• CommentRowNumber48.
• CommentAuthorUrs
• CommentTimeJan 22nd 2023
• (edited Jan 22nd 2023)

re #46:

To avoid a lengthy page title, how about naming it just

list of journals publishing algebraic topology

with AlgTop the common ground where category theory and homotopy theory meet.

Incidentally,

1. we don’t need to say “list of” in a title

2. it’s redundant to say that a journal publishes,

so that the title should really be something like

journals on algebraic topology

• CommentRowNumber49.
• CommentAuthorDmitri Pavlov
• CommentTimeJan 22nd 2023
• (edited Jan 22nd 2023)

with AlgTop the common ground where category theory and homotopy theory meet

Is this really the case? Many journals would happily publish an algebraic topology paper (for example, something on surgery of manifolds, which is unambiguously classified as algebraic topology), but are quite hostile (in the relative sense of a likelihood of publishing) to homotopy theory, and even more so to category theory. G&T is the prime example (it certainly does publish algebraic topology papers), and there are many others.

“Journals on” is appropriate for journals whose primary focus is on the indicated topic, but I wouldn’t say Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society or New York Journal of Mathematics (both are present in the list) is a journal on algebraic topology.

Of course, what is important here is not that journals publish, but rather that they are relatively more likely to accept a paper in the indicated topics. “Journals receptive to category theory” may be more precise, though looks slightly weird.

I agree with removing “list of”.

• CommentRowNumber50.
• CommentAuthorDavidRoberts
• CommentTimeJan 22nd 2023
• (edited Jan 22nd 2023)

I agree with Dmitri.

I doubt that applied category theorists (for example) would all consider themselves doing algebraic topology.

5. renamed page to “list of journals publishing homotopy theory and category theory”

Anonymous

• CommentRowNumber52.
• CommentAuthorvarkor
• CommentTimeMar 13th 2023
• CommentRowNumber53.
• CommentAuthorvarkor
• CommentTimeMar 13th 2023

Separate into “currently publishing” and “previously publishing”.