American Mathematical Society (AMS)

  • Description
  • Mission

    The AMS, founded in 1888 to further the interests of mathematical research and scholarship, serves the national and international community through its publications, meetings, advocacy and other programs, which

    • promote mathematical research, its communication and uses,
    • encourage and promote the transmission of mathematical understanding and skills,
    • support mathematical education at all levels,
    • advance the status of the profession of mathematics, encouraging and facilitating full participation of all individuals,
    • foster an awareness and appreciation of mathematics and its connections to other disciplines and everyday life.

    The AMS headquarters (pictured here) is in Providence, Rhode Island. The office in Ann Arbor, Michigan, produces Mathematical Reviews®, published online as MathSciNet, and the office in Washington, DC connects the mathematical community with the broader scientific community and with decision makers who determine science funding.

    The Society's programs and services for its members and the global mathematical community include professional programs; publications; meetings and conferences; support for young scholars programs; tools such as MRef for researchers and authors; and a Public Awareness Office that provides resources to members, students, teachers, the media, and the general public.

    See more detailed information in Annual Reports of the AMS and in online books about AMS history.

    Facts & Figures

    Incorporated: 1923
    Locations: Providence, RI, Ann Arbor, MI, and Washington, DC

    Membership: Over 30,000 individuals and 570 institutional members in the U.S. and around the world.

    Organization: Officers, Council, Executive Committee of the Council, Board of Trustees, Committees and Executive Director.

    Employees:211 in all three offices.

    Divisions: Meetings and Professional Services, Publishing, Editorial, Finance, Government Relations and Programs, Information Services, Mathematical Reviews®

    Financing: Publication sales, dues, contributions, endowments, investments, government grants, and service contracts. The annual Treasurer's Report is included in Notices of the AMS and the Annual Reports.

    Budget: US$ 25 million.

    Meetings:AMS National, sectional, and international, and AMS presence at other mathematics, scientific and publishing meetings.


    • Journals (Notices of the AMS, 8 original research journals, 4 translations journals); over 1,100 articles published annually)
    • Books(approximately 100 new books published annually; over 3,000 titles in print; monographs and proceedings in 30 active series and others not in series)
    • Mathematical Reviews, founded in 1940 (2.4 million items in the MR database online as MathSciNet; approximately 85,000 items added each year; 1,900 journals covered; links to over 1 million original articles; 535,000 authors indexed; over 12,000 active reviewers)


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