EMS Press is a Berlin-based mathematics publisher, owned by the European Mathematical Society. Our program includes 20 journals, 15 new books per year and a backlist of 200 titles. We are expanding our role as a community publisher with innovative publishing products and services.
Our mission is to serve the mathematics community 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.
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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.
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.