Séminaire de Probabilités
The Séminaire de probabilités consists in a yearly published book in the Lecture Notes in Mathematics series of Springer-Verlag. It follows a long tradition established by Paul-André Meyer since 1967 and has been one of the supports of the development of the French school of probabilities (for more information, see this historical account).
The Séminaire de Probabilités accepts articles in Probability and Statistics but is also devoted to specialized courses and to notes or survey articles. Articles giving a new insight on the theory or an overview may also be accepted. Its editorial line has been presented in Volume 40:
In a changing world where the status of paper and ink is questioned and where, alas, pressure for publishing is increasing, in particular among young mathematicians, we shall try and keep the same direction. Although most contributions are anonymously refereed, the Séminaire is not a mathematical journal; our first criterion is not mathematical depth, but usefulness to the French and international probabilistic community. We do not insist that everything published in these volumes should have reached its final form or be original, and acceptance–rejection may not be decided on purely scientific grounds. The policy set forth in volume XIII still prevails: ''laisser une place aux débutants à côté des mathématiciens déjà connus, publier des articles de mise au point à côté des travaux originaux, et même, de temps en temps, publier un article intéressant, mais faux.'' But the Séminaire is not gray literature either.
The previous editors were Paul-André Meyer, Jacques Azéma, Marc Yor, Michel Emery, Michel Ledoux, Christophe Stricker.
Volume 42 has been published in June 2009 (volume 1979 of Lecture Notes in Mathematics, Springer-Verlag, ISBN: 978-3-642-01762-9).
See the Forthcoming articles page for articles that will be published in the next volumes.
Finding an article / online access to the articles
Volumes 1 (in 1967) to 36 (in 2002) are freely available through Numdam.
A searchable database of authors, abstracts, keywords, ... is provided for the all articles since Volume 1 (in 1967).
This site contains a list of the specialized courses from Volume 33.