RIMS Kôkyûroku was started in 1964 as the proceedings of symposia, colloquia and workshops supported by RIMS, the Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Kyoto University. It was the next year of the establishment of RIMS as one of the nationwide Cooperative Research Centers, the preceding system of the current Joint Usage/Research Centers that started in 2010. For half a century since then, about 50 to 60 volumes have been issued each year, and the 2,000th volume was issued in 2016. The volumes of Kôkyûroku from the 1st through the 2000th, containing enormous 29,265 articles and 342,960 pages, not only deliver the latest research activities in mathematics and mathematical sciences but also constitute valuable and incomparable collections of articles that pass down history of progress of mathematics and mathematical science in Japan.
Articles in Kôkyûroku are available on the websites of RIMS and Kyoto University Research Information Repository. They are very frequently accessed on the internet, with a total of as many as 1,429,666 accesses in 2017.
The authors choose the languages to write articles, and many are written in Japanese, which is one of the characteristics of Kôkyûroku. As a result, Kôkyûroku is regarded as a significant and important literature which allows easy access to the latest specialized knowledge in the large fields of mathematics and mathematical sciences written in native language for Japanese readers, while more and more research papers are being written in English in recent years.
We are deeply grateful to many of those who have participated in cooperative research activities of RIMS and greatly developed Kôkyûroku. We heartily ask for your continuous participation in research activities at RIMS as a Joint Usage Research Center and your warm support and cooperation for the fruitful development of Kôkyûroku.
Kokyuroku flash report
At RIMS, Kôkyûroku have been posted on its website or the Kyoto University repository (KURENAI) only after they are printed and scanned. In this system, it took rather a long time until they became available on line. To mitigate this inconvenience, as for papers received in the PDF format (or in Word file format), RIMS now immediately publishes them on its website so that other researchers can quickly refer to them in their research activities.
However, please note that these flash reports will be released before they are reviewed for printing, so they may be some lacking information (such as graphs and tables) or corrections may be made to them afterward. Accordingly, the order of posting and page numbers may be changed in the final publication. When you quote any article posted in the Kôkyûroku, it is recommended that you use the printed editions or the finalized articles published in the Kyoto University Repository.
Kôkyûroku (Kyoto University Academic Information Repository "KURENAI")
A new and noteworthy series of Lecture Notes: RIMS Kôkyûroku Bessatsu (ISSN: 1881-6193) is now being published by RIMS.
Each volume will be the proceedings of a conference held at RIMS. All papers are refereed. From the conferences held at RIMS every year, the advisory board of RIMS selects about 10 conferences to publish their proceedings in this new series. Thus the new series will be an up-dated record of the major activities in mathematical sciences in Japan.
Kôkyûroku Bessatsu (Kyoto University Academic Information Repository "KURENAI")