Journal publishing reform

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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:

There have since been many reactions to this protest from blogs and in the media:

Other pledges, boycotts, and petitions

Other blog posts, letters, and opinion pieces


Other Information

Elsevier mathematics journals

This list is taken from here

  • Acta Mathematica Scientia
  • Advances in Applied Mathematics
  • Advances in Engineering Software
  • Advances in Mathematics
  • Annales de l'Institut Henri Poincaré (C) Analyse Non Linéaire
  • Annals of Pure & Applied Logic
  • Annales Scientifiques de l'École Normale Supérieure (Until 2008)
  • Annual Reviews in Control
  • Applied & Computional Harmonic Analysis
  • Applied Mathematical Modelling
  • Applied Mathematics & Computation
  • Applied Mathematics Letters
  • Applied Numerical Mathematics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Automatica
  • Biometric Technology Today
  • Biosystems
  • Bulletin des Sciences Mathématiques
  • Chaos, Solitons & Fractals
  • Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation
  • Comptes Rendus Mathematique
  • Computational Geometry
  • Computational Statistics & Data Analysis
  • Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering
  • Computers & Mathematics with Applications
  • Control Engineering Practice
  • Differential Geometry and its Applications
  • Discrete Applied Mathematics
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Discrete Optimization
  • Electronic Notes in Discrete Mathematics
  • Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science
  • Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements
  • Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence
  • European Journal of Combinatorics
  • European Journal of Operational Research
  • Expositiones Mathematicae
  • Finite Fields and their Applications
  • Fuzzy Sets and Systems
  • Historia Mathematica
  • Indagationes Mathematicae
  • Information Sciences
  • International Journal of Forecasting
  • International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics
  • Journal de Mathématiques Pures et Appliquées
  • Journal of Algebra
  • Journal of Algorithms
  • Journal of Applied Logic
  • Journal of Approximation Theory
  • Journal of Combinatorial Theory, series A
  • Journal of Combinatorial Theory, series B
  • Journal of Complexity
  • Journal of Computational & Applied Mathematics
  • Journal of Computer and System Sciences
  • Journal of Differential Equations
  • Journal of Discrete Algorithms
  • Journal of Econometrics
  • Journal of Functional Analysis
  • Journal of Geometry and Physics
  • Journal of Mathematical Analysis & Applications
  • Journal of Mathematical Economics
  • Journal of Multivariate Analysis
  • Journal of Number Theory
  • Journal of Process Control
  • Journal of Pure & Applied Algebra
  • Journal of Statistical Planning & Inference
  • Journal of the Franklin Institute
  • Journal of the Korean Statistical Society
  • Linear Algebra and its Applications
  • Mathematical and Computer Modelling
  • Mathematical Biosciences
  • Mathematical Social Science
  • Mathematics and Computers in Simulation
  • Neural Networks
  • Nonlinear Analysis
  • Nonlinear Analysis: Hybrid Systems
  • Nonlinear Analysis: Real world applications
  • Operations Research Letters
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications
  • Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena
  • Simulation Modelling Practice & Theory
  • Statistical Methodology
  • Statistics and Probability Letters
  • Stochastic Processes and their Applications
  • Systems & Control Letters
  • Topology
  • Topology & its Applications

Open Access mathematics journals

  • This list is taken from the Directory of Open Access Journals (limited to peer-reviewed journals).
    • Perhaps someone could spell out or cut/paste the two 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