EMS Press is the publishing house of the European Mathematical Society, the not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and development of mathematics in Europe. We have a digital and print portfolio of more than 20 peer-reviewed journals and a growing catalogue of over 200 books. Our editorial mission is to publish high-quality research for both the European and global mathematics community. We focus on technology-driven solutions for academic publishing, and are committed to delivering fair and sustainable open access.
Our mission is to serve mathematical scholarship through the publication of high-quality, accessible and open research.
Sitting at the heart of our community we strive for modern and inclusive publishing, with an emphasis on fairness and sustainability.
The supervisory board of the EMS Publishing House is appointed by the Society to oversee major decisions undertaken by the leadership of the Press. They meet with the Press on a biannual basis, and provide valuable feedback and suggestions on a variety of topics.
Scientific Advisory Board
The scientific advisory board is consulted by the EMS Publishing House to maintain – and where possible to improve – the high scientific standards of the Press's portfolio. The current board serves from 1st September 2023 until 31st August 2025.
The EMS Publishing House was first established in 2001 in Zurich, under the legal entity the European Mathematical Foundation - this allowed the publisher to remain true to the not-for-profit mission of the European Mathematical Society. Founding Managing Director, Thomas Hintermann, undertook this venture with the aim of better serving the mathematics community by taking control of publications back from large commercial publishers. The new publisher was founded on an editorial principle that remains a core part of the Press’s philosophy to this day:
“The collection and presentation of scientific results belong in the hands of people who can do it effectively […] However, commercialism should not determine or influence the way this process is being conducted.”
With robust editorial practices and strong leadership, the publisher grew and became the established and successful organisation you see today. In 2019 Hintermann announced his retirement and a new leadership team took the helm. Moving to Berlin, the Publisher was refounded as the EMS-owned European Mathematical Society - EMS - Publishing House GmbH. The newly established organisation also gained a new Managing Director in Dr. André Gaul, and a new imprint - EMS Press. While the publisher will continue to evolve, our guiding principle remains; we are the mathematics community publisher.