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* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/yaama Advances in Applied Mathematics]
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/yaama Advances in Applied Mathematics]
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/advengsoft Advances in Engineering Software]
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/advengsoft Advances in Engineering Software]
* [http://www.journals.elsevier.com/advances-in-mathematics/ Advances in Mathematics]
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* [http://www.journals.elsevier.com/advances-in-mathematics/ Advances in Mathematics] (*)
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/anihpc Annales de l'Institut Henri Poincaré (C) Analyse Non Linéaire]
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/anihpc Annales de l'Institut Henri Poincaré (C) Analyse Non Linéaire]
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/apal Annals of Pure & Applied Logic]
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* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/apal Annals of Pure & Applied Logic] (*)
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/600714 Annales Scientifiques de l'École Normale Supérieure] (Until 2008)
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/600714 Annales Scientifiques de l'École Normale Supérieure] (Until 2008)
 
** This journal is [http://www.math.ens.fr/edition/annales/ now published by the Société mathématique de France].
 
** This journal is [http://www.math.ens.fr/edition/annales/ now published by the Société mathématique de France].
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** The editorial board [http://about.elsevier.com/pdf/LetterFromEditor.pdf was replaced in 2012].
 
** The editorial board [http://about.elsevier.com/pdf/LetterFromEditor.pdf was replaced in 2012].
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/conengprac Control Engineering Practice]
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/conengprac Control Engineering Practice]
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/difgeo Differential Geometry and its Applications]  
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* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/difgeo Differential Geometry and its Applications] (*)
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/dam Discrete Applied Mathematics]  
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/dam Discrete Applied Mathematics]  
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/disc Discrete Mathematics]  
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/disc Discrete Mathematics]  
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* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/enganabound Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements]  
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/enganabound Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements]  
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/engappai Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence]  
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/engappai Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence]  
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/ejc European Journal of Combinatorics]  
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* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/ejc European Journal of Combinatorics] (*)
 
** Gunther Ziegler [http://www.scilogs.de/wblogs/blog/mathematik-im-alltag/allgemein/2012-02-19/boykottiert-elsevier-ich-boykottiere-elsevier resigned his position] as an editor of this journal in 2012.  
 
** Gunther Ziegler [http://www.scilogs.de/wblogs/blog/mathematik-im-alltag/allgemein/2012-02-19/boykottiert-elsevier-ich-boykottiere-elsevier resigned his position] as an editor of this journal in 2012.  
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/ejor European Journal of Operational Research]
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/ejor European Journal of Operational Research]
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/expomath Expositiones Mathematicae]  
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/expomath Expositiones Mathematicae]  
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/ffa Finite Fields and their Applications]  
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* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/ffa Finite Fields and their Applications] (*)
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/fss Fuzzy Sets and Systems]  
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/fss Fuzzy Sets and Systems]  
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/hm Historia Mathematica]
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/hm Historia Mathematica]
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* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/nlm International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics]  
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/nlm International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics]  
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/matpur Journal de Mathématiques Pures et Appliquées]  
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/matpur Journal de Mathématiques Pures et Appliquées]  
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/yjabr Journal of Algebra]
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* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/yjabr Journal of Algebra] (*)
 
* [http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/01966774 Journal of Algorithms]
 
* [http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/01966774 Journal of Algorithms]
 
** [http://www.cs.colorado.edu/~hal/jalg.html Editorial board resignation], December 13, 2003.
 
** [http://www.cs.colorado.edu/~hal/jalg.html Editorial board resignation], December 13, 2003.
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* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jal Journal of Applied Logic]
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jal Journal of Applied Logic]
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jat Journal of Approximation Theory]
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jat Journal of Approximation Theory]
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/yjcta Journal of Combinatorial Theory, series A]
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* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/yjcta Journal of Combinatorial Theory, series A] (*)
 
** Gunther Ziegler [http://www.scilogs.de/wblogs/blog/mathematik-im-alltag/allgemein/2012-02-19/boykottiert-elsevier-ich-boykottiere-elsevier resigned his position] as an editor of this journal in 2012.  
 
** Gunther Ziegler [http://www.scilogs.de/wblogs/blog/mathematik-im-alltag/allgemein/2012-02-19/boykottiert-elsevier-ich-boykottiere-elsevier resigned his position] as an editor of this journal in 2012.  
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/yjctb Journal of Combinatorial Theory, series B]
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* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/yjctb Journal of Combinatorial Theory, series B] (*)
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jco Journal of Complexity]
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jco Journal of Complexity]
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/cam Journal of Computational & Applied Mathematics]
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/cam Journal of Computational & Applied Mathematics]
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* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jda Journal of Discrete Algorithms]  
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jda Journal of Discrete Algorithms]  
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jeconom Journal of Econometrics]
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jeconom Journal of Econometrics]
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/yjfan Journal of Functional Analysis]
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* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/yjfan Journal of Functional Analysis] (*)
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/geomphys Journal of Geometry and Physics]  
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/geomphys Journal of Geometry and Physics]  
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jmaa Journal of Mathematical Analysis & Applications]
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jmaa Journal of Mathematical Analysis & Applications]
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jmateco Journal of Mathematical Economics]
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jmateco Journal of Mathematical Economics]
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/yjmva Journal of Multivariate Analysis]  
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/yjmva Journal of Multivariate Analysis]  
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jnt Journal of Number Theory]  
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* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jnt Journal of Number Theory] (*)
** Marie-France Vigneras resigned her position as an editor  in 2012, according to her statement on the Elsevier boycott site.  
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** Marie-France Vigneras resigned her position as an editor  in 2012, according to her statement on the Elsevier boycott site.  
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jprocont Journal of Process Control]  
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jprocont Journal of Process Control]  
* [http://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-pure-and-applied-algebra/ Journal of Pure & Applied Algebra]  
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* [http://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-pure-and-applied-algebra/ Journal of Pure & Applied Algebra] (*)
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jspi Journal of Statistical Planning & Inference]  
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jspi Journal of Statistical Planning & Inference]  
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/fi Journal of the Franklin Institute]
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/fi Journal of the Franklin Institute]
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jkss Journal of the Korean Statistical Society]  
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jkss Journal of the Korean Statistical Society]  
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/laa Linear Algebra and its Applications]
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* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/laa Linear Algebra and its Applications] (*)
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/mcm Mathematical and Computer Modelling]  
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/mcm Mathematical and Computer Modelling]  
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/mbs Mathematical Biosciences]
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/mbs Mathematical Biosciences]
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* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/stamet Statistical Methodology]
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/stamet Statistical Methodology]
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/stapro Statistics and Probability Letters]
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/stapro Statistics and Probability Letters]
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/spa Stochastic Processes and their Applications]
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* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/spa Stochastic Processes and their Applications] (*)
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/sysconle Systems & Control Letters]
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/sysconle Systems & Control Letters]
 
* [http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00409383 Topology]  
 
* [http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00409383 Topology]  
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** [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Topology_(journal) Wikipedia page on the journal]
 
** [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Topology_(journal) Wikipedia page on the journal]
 
** This journal was [http://www.info.sciverse.com/techsupport/journals/jnldiscontinued.htm discontinued in 2012].
 
** This journal was [http://www.info.sciverse.com/techsupport/journals/jnldiscontinued.htm discontinued in 2012].
* [http://www.journals.elsevier.com/topology-and-its-applications/ Topology & its Applications]
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* [http://www.journals.elsevier.com/topology-and-its-applications/ Topology & its Applications] (*)
 
** In 2001, a group of editors of this journal [http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/oa/2009/posters/constitutional-declarationsdeniselgposter2-1.pdf resigned] to form [http://www.msp.warwick.ac.uk/agt/2012/12-01/ Algebraic & Geometric Topology].
 
** In 2001, a group of editors of this journal [http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/oa/2009/posters/constitutional-declarationsdeniselgposter2-1.pdf resigned] to form [http://www.msp.warwick.ac.uk/agt/2012/12-01/ Algebraic & Geometric Topology].
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(*) On February 27, 2012, [http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/P11.cws_home/lettertothecommunity Elsevier announced] that the archives of these 14 journals, from 1995 to four years before the current date, would be made open access.
  
 
== Open Access journals ==
 
== Open Access journals ==

Revision as of 19:27, 27 February 2012

Credit: Michael Eisen

This is a collection of links to information, opinion, activism, and other issues concerning the practices of research journal publishers (particularly in the mathematical sciences). Further contributions are welcome.


The cost of knowledge

The cost of knowledge is a web page at which one may register a protest against the practices of Elsevier by pledging not to submit a paper to an Elsevier journal, not to referee for an Elsevier journal, not to join an editorial board of an Elsevier journal, or some combination of the three. This site was inspired by the following blog post:

A more detailed statement of purpose of the boycott, can be found here. It is written and signed by Scott Aaronson, Douglas N. Arnold, Artur Ávila, John Baez, Folkmar Bornemann, Danny Calegari, Henry Cohn, Ingrid Daubechies, Jordan Ellenberg, Matthew Emerton, Marie Farge, David Gabai, Timothy Gowers, Ben Green, Martin Grötschel, Michael Harris, Frédéric Hélein, Rob Kirby, Vincent Lafforgue, Gregory F. Lawler, Randall J. LeVeque, Laszlo Lovasz, Peter J. Olver, Olof Sisask, Terence Tao, Richard Taylor, Bernard Teissier, Burt Totaro, Lloyd N. Trefethen, Takashi Tsuboi, Marie-France Vigneras, Wendelin Werner, Amie Wilkinson, and Gunter M. Ziegler.

See also the blog associated to the cost of knowledge site. A poster for the protest may be found here.

There have since been many reactions to this protest:

Reactions from blogs

News aggregators

Coverage by the media

Open letters to Elsevier

Responses by Elsevier

Other coverage

See also this list of links, which is focused more around the Research Works Act, but also contains many links regarding the boycott, as well as Math 2.0, a discussion forum for all topics related to the future of mathematical publishing.

Other pledges, boycotts, and petitions

Other blog posts, letters, and opinion pieces

Media

Other Information

Elsevier mathematics journals

This list is taken from here

(*) On February 27, 2012, Elsevier announced that the archives of these 14 journals, from 1995 to four years before the current date, would be made open access.

Open Access journals

  • These lists are taken from the Directory of Open Access Journals (limited to peer-reviewed journals).
    • Perhaps someone could spell out or cut/paste the DOAJ lists below, like the Elsevier list above.

Mathematics journal price tables

The following tables list the ten most expensive mathematics journals by volume list price (as of 2008), and (for comparison) the ten mathematics journals with the highest impact factor (as of 2000). One should caution that due to complicated (and, in some cases, deliberately obscured) bundling agreements, the actual price of subscriptions to many journals (including Elsevier journals) may differ somewhat from the official list price. Nevertheless, these tables should convey the rough order of magnitude, at least, of journal costs from publisher to publisher.

Data is drawn from this set of 2007 journal price data and this list of 2000 ISI impact factors. All prices in US dollars.

Top ten mathematics journals by volume list price

Title Publisher Price/volume Price/page
J. Math. Sci. (New York) Springer 9998 1.38
Theoret. Comput. Sci. Elsevier 6551 1.02
J. Math. Anal. Appl. Academic Press/Elsevier 6362 0.36
J. Algebra Academic Press/Elsevier 5736 0.51
Nonlinear Anal. Elsevier 5426 0.84
Discrete Math. Elsevier 5269 1.63
Appl. Math. Comput. Elsevier 5250 0.38
Math. Methods Appl. Sci. Wiley/Teubner 4995 2.09
Linear Algebra Appl. Elsevier 4885 0.94
Math. Nachr. Wiley/VCH Verlag 4795 2.58

Top ten mathematics journals by impact factor

Title Publisher Price/volume Price/page
Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. American Mathematical Society 418 0.64
Acta Mathematica Institut Mittag-Leffler 392 0.65
J. Amer. Math. Soc. American Mathematical Society 287 0.24
Comm. Pure Appl. Math. Wiley 3205 1.74
Inventiones Mathemat. Springer-Verlag 3232 1.21
Annals of Mathematics Princeton University Press 260 0.13
Advances in Mathematics Elsevier/Academic Press 3221 0.41
Mem. Amer. Math. Soc. American Mathematical Society N/A N/A
Commun. Contemp. Math. World Scientific 483 0.51
Geom. Func. Anal. Springer/Birkhauser 1185 0.88

Data from libraries

Pricing data from libraries is often hard to come by (for instance, many bundling contracts come with confidentiality agreements). More links in this section would be greatly appreciated.