Open Access at Duke University Press: Blog Series Highlights

open-access-efforts-at-duke-university-pressOver the past week we have shared a series of four blog posts covering open access at Duke University Press. Topics in the series included Project Euclid, Knowledge Unlatched, Environmental Humanities, and The Carlyle Letters Online.

Leslie Eager, Director of Publishing Services for Project Euclid, shared information about the platform and the ways it supports open access in the mathematics and statistics world.

Steve Cohn, Director of Duke University Press, offered information about how we’ve participated with Knowledge Unlatched in the past and why we’ll continue in the future.

Brent Kinser, coordinating editor for The Carlyle Letters Online, shared his thoughts on the project and discussed his vision for its future.

We highlighted some of the exciting new content from the open-access journal Environmental Humanities, edited by Thom van Dooren and Elizabeth DeLoughrey, and the relationship between the journal and its five leading research university partners.

To learn more about these open-access initiatives at Duke University Press, read our previous blog posts.

Open Access: Project Euclid

We have created a series of five blog posts covering open access at Duke University Press. Today’s post features Project Euclid, a not-for-profit hosting and publishing platform for the mathematics and statistics communities, managed jointly by Cornell University Library and Duke University Press. Here Leslie Eager, Director of Publishing Services for Project Euclid, shares more about the platform and the ways it supports open access in the mathematics and statistics world.

peOur goal at Project Euclid is to make mathematics and statistics publications easy and affordable to find and read online. Supporting open-access publishing is a huge part of that mission. About 70% of Project Euclid is open access.

With Project Euclid the idea is to provide low-cost but feature-rich hosting services for journals, books, and conference proceedings so that publishers can keep the scholarship affordable and widely available to libraries and researchers while sustaining themselves financially. We partner with math and stats publishers around the world.

Some editors of open-access journals ask us why they should work with a formal publishing platform at all. It’s true that anyone can post articles on a web page at little or no cost, but it’s much harder for readers to discover those articles. Journals hosted on Euclid are fully indexed, compatible with library discovery systems, tagged with Mathematics Subject Classifications, search-engine-optimized, and linked directly to crucial mathematics resources like MathSciNet reviews, zbMATH, and arXiv.

We work with subscription-based publications as well as open access, but we offer special low pricing to publications with no access restrictions. We also encourage publishers to make their subscription-based content freely available after three to five years. The result is that across the 87 titles that we host, over 70% of the pages on Project Euclid are freely available to everyone.

Exciting opportunities

acta-mathematicaIt’s very exciting when long-standing, highly regarded journals find ways to open their content and become more easily available. Beginning in 2017, Acta Mathematica and Arkiv för Matematik will become open access and will be hosted on Project Euclid with issues going back to 1882. Both are high-quality journals (published by the Institut Mittag-Leffler and produced and distributed by International Press), and Acta is consistently ranked among the very top journals in the field, according to Impact Factor. We believe that making journals of their stature open access will bring new visibility to the open-access business model and to Euclid as a leading partner in open-access publishing.

We also offer partial open-access solutions to publishers that are unable to secure full funding for their publications. The Euclid Prime collection hybrid model allows 25% of its material to be open access in the first five years, and all the journal content becomes openly available to all after that time. Prime publishers pay no out-of-pocket hosting fees and earn royalties from Euclid’s sale of the collection to libraries. Through Euclid Prime, Project Euclid is able to help fund partially open publishing initiatives by charging a low fee for the most recent content. Visit the Project Euclid site for a full list of all open-access titles.

To learn more about Project Euclid and to browse our open-access content, visit

Duke Mathematical Journal by the Numbers

Duke University Press is attending the Joint Mathematics Meeting (JMM) this week, January 4-7, in Atlanta, GA. If you are there too, stop by the DUP booth #131 and say hello.

We will be talking to JMM attendees about our math publishing program, which includes five journals in the field. Duke Mathematical Journal is one of the world’s top ten mathematics journals and is an essential resource for mathematics faculty and postgraduate programs. As a flagship journal in its field, DMJ has been published by Duke University Press since its inception in 1935. But there is a lot more to know about DMJ. Check out our infographic below.


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Congratulations to Jean Bourgain, Winner of the 2017 Breakthrough Prize for Mathematics


Jean Bourgain

Congratulations to Jean Bourgain, an editor of Duke Mathematical Journal, winner of the 2017 Breakthrough Prize for Mathematics. The prize honors the world’s best mathematicians who have contributed to major advances in the field. The Breakthrough Foundation, founded in 2012, rewards physicists, life scientists, and mathematicians for their work on cutting edge research.

Bourgain, a mathematician at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University, was awarded the prize for multiple transformative contributions to analysis, combinatorics, partial differential equations, high-dimensional geometry, and number theory. From the New York Times:

Some recent work includes a “decoupling theorem” — a sort of very abstract generalization of the Pythagorean theorem applied to oscillating waves like light or radio waves. While Pythagoras merely showed how the length of the two shorter sides of a right triangle are related to the longer hypotenuse, the decoupling theorem proven by Dr. Bourgain and Ciprian Demeter of Indiana University shows similar relationships in the superposition of waves.

Dr. Bourgain’s work published in Duke Mathematical Journal and several other journals is available on Project Euclid.

In addition to the Breakthrough Prizes, several authors have won New Horizons Prizes, $100,000 awards in physics and mathematics. The New Horizons mathematics winners include Mohammed Abouzaid of Columbia University, Hugo Duminil-Copin of the University of Geneva, and Geordie Williamson of Kyoto University. Please visit Project Euclid to find articles by these award-winners.

2017 Euclid Prime Pricing Now Available

Euclid Prime CollectionProject Euclid is pleased to announce that 2017 pricing for Euclid Prime, an online collection of high-impact journals in mathematics and statistics, is now available.

There are 27 titles in the 2017 collection, including two new titles, Topological Methods in Nonlinear Analysis (TMNA) and the International Journal of Differential Equations. TMNA is published by the Juliusz P. Schauder Centre for Nonlinear Studies with the assistance of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland. International Journal of Differential Equations is published by the Hindawi Publishing Corporation.

Two titles, Journal of Generalized Lie Theory and Applications and Journal of Physical Mathematics, will no longer be adding new content to Euclid Prime.

For information about pricing or publications, please contact Duke University Press Library Relations or visit

Journals from the Tusi Mathematical Research Group join Duke University Press

Logo-TMRGDuke University Press is pleased to partner with the Tusi Mathematical Research Group, based in Mashhad, Iran, to publish the Annals of Functional Analysis (AFA) and the Banach Journal of Mathematical Analysis (BJMA). In 2015, Duke University Press will begin publishing both journals.

Founded and edited by Professor Mohammad Sal Moslehian, AFA, started in 2010, and BJMA, started in 2007, are online-only journals included in the prestigious “Reference List Journals” covered by MathSciNet and indexed by ISI and zbMATH. With the start of their 2015 volumes under the guidance of strong editorial boards, the journals will increase in frequency from two to four issues per volume per year. The journals publish research papers and critical survey articles that focus on, but are not limited to, functional analysis, operator theory, and abstract harmonic analysis. AFA and BJMA have rapidly established themselves as providing high-level scholarship that addresses important questions in the study of mathematical analysis.

Both the Annals of Functional Analysis and the Banach Journal of Mathematical Analysis will continue to be available on Project Euclid and in Euclid Prime.

Editor of Duke Mathematical Journal wins Chern Medal Award

DMJ_163_8Congratulations to Duke Mathematical Journal editor Phillip Griffiths! He was awarded the 2014 Chern Medal for his work in complex geometry, particularly his work in Hodge theory and periods of algebraic varieties. The prize is given at the International Congress of Mathematicians, which is being held currently in Seoul, South Korea.

To read the official press release, click here.

Several contributors to DMJ have also been awarded the Fields Medal, including Maryam Mirzakhani, the first woman to win the medal. Other winners include Artur Avila and Manjul Bhargava. See a list of their contributions to DMJ below. Congratulations to all!

For more information on Duke Mathematical Journal, visit

Contributions to DMJ from Fields Medalists include:

Maryam Mirzakhani, co-author of "Lattice point asymptotics and volume growth on Teichmüller space," here; Artur Avila, co-author of "Cohomological equations and invariant distributions for minimal circle diffeomorphisms," here and "Generic Singular Spectrum For Ergodic Schrödinger Operators," here; and Manjul Bhargava, co-author of "Error estimates for the Davenport-Heilbronn theorems," here.

Pioneering Innovative Publishing Partnerships

Upweek-logo-2013Welcome back to the University Press Week blog tour! Today we feature a guest post by Journals Acquisitions Editor Erich Staib and Project Euclid Manager Mira Waller. We have selected Project Euclid as our submission to the gallery of university press innovations, Ideas Unbound. Below they explain why. The blog tour begins today at MIT Press, where Editorial Director Gita Manaktala writes about the possibilities of the web MIT Press authors are using for scholarship, finding newly mediated ways to teach, conduct research, present data, and engage with various publics.Then head to Texas A&M University Press. Next University of Georgia Press features their Geographies of Justice and Social Transformation series. At University of Pennsylvania Press, acquisitions editors discuss the foundations and future of some of the press's key subject areas. And then go to University of Toronto Press for a diiscussion of their Medieval and Renaissance Studies lists. And finally, at Wilfrid Laurier University Press, Cheryl Lousley, editor of the Environmental Humanities series, writes about the engagement of environmental issues through the humanities disciplines, such as literature, film, and media studies.


Euclid logoAt times it
can be easy to forget that a university’s library and press are of the same
family. Bridging the gap between their differing, and long-established, cultures
and operations can be tricky at best. Add inter-institutional cooperation into
the mix and finding a way for the two to partner productively seems even more elusive.
Project Euclid is not only a successful inter-institutional venture between
Cornell University Library and Duke University Press, it is a-one-of-a-kind,
discipline-specific publishing platform, and, therefore, is our innovation
pick for University Press Week.


By providing
both a feature-rich online hosting service and a growing collection of curated
content, Project Euclid is uniquely able to support all types of mathematics
and statistics publications. This includes well-established journals with
substantial circulation, smaller journals with fewer resources, open-access
publications, monograph series, and digitized book collections.

The end
result is a vibrant online information community for independent and society publishers.

is a bright signal to the scholarly communication community of what is
achievable when two diverse academic institutions come together and work
collaboratively to leverage their complementary strengths.

Nagoya Mathematical Journal Moves to Advance Publication Model

We are pleased to announce that the Nagoya Mathematics Journal now offers accelerated publication through
the Advance Publication feature. Articles released through Advance Publication
will be posted on NMJ’s online platform
before they appear in a print issue. The first Advance Publication articles are now available at

Advance Publication content is in its final form; it has
been reviewed, corrected, edited, typeset, and assigned a permanent Digital
Object Identifier (DOI). It only awaits permanent pages numbers, which will be
added when the article is assigned to a volume and issue.

We hope that readers will enjoy having an early look at new work
from NMJ.

2013 Euclid Prime Pricing Is Now Available

PrimeHybrid_CMYK_KAProject Euclid is pleased to announce that pricing for Euclid Prime, an online collection of 28 high-impact journals in mathematics and statistics is now available. Please visit to download 2013 pricing information.

Two titles from the 2012 collection, Experimental Mathematics and Internet Mathematics, will leave Euclid Prime in 2013. Current content from these titles will be available from Taylor & Francis; archival content remains available on Project Euclid.

For information about pricing or publications, please contact Customer Service at, or visit our Library Resource Center at

Project Euclid is a joint venture of Cornell University Library and Duke University Press.