30 September 2020

Jisc and EMS Press sign agreement to support mathematicians publishing Open Access

Beatriz Sanz LluesmaAndré Gaul

Jisc, the UK digital solutions provider for education and research, and EMS Press sign a 3-year agreement giving institutions access to journal packages at special rates while allowing them to support Open Access with Subscribe to Open.

EMS Press Open Access

Berlin, Germany - 30th September 2020 EMS Press, the publishing house of the not-for-profit organisation European Mathematical Society, has reached an agreement with Jisc, that offers all Jisc members subscriptions to a flexible package of 5 journals, available for purchase now and commencing on January 1st 2021. UK institutions can subscribe at a discounted fixed price without price increases until 2023. EMS Press does not charge any fees to publish and offers a green compliance option for all Plan S funded articles. Every subscribing institution contributes to sustainable Open Access with the Subscribe to Open model for 10 EMS journals. 

Commenting on the new agreement, André Gaul, Managing Director of EMS Press, says “Mathematicians at UK institutions are among the key contributors to mathematical research. We are thus excited that Jisc is working with society publishers such as EMS Press to reduce costs for UK libraries and at the same time contribute to a sustainable transition to Open Access with the Subscribe to Open model.”

Kathryn Spiller, licensing manager at Jisc says: “We are pleased to announce this new agreement with EMS Press which supports our mission to increase access to high-quality research. In particular, we are delighted with this unique approach adopted by EMS Press, of combining flexibility with green compliance and the Subscribe to Open model, allowing a number of routes to Open Access in a sustainable way without any fees to publish.”

More information on the agreement can be found on the Jisc website.

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About EMS Press

EMS Press is a Berlin-based mathematics publisher dedicated to the publication of high-quality, peer-reviewed journals and books. With a digital and print portfolio of more than 20 journals and catalogue of some 200 books, the Press’s editorial team is focused on creating and curating the very best resources for our community. The Press is committed to transparency and openness, with a strong focus on tech-first solutions for academic publishing. EMS Press is an imprint of EMS Publishing House GmbH, a subsidiary of the not-for-profit organization European Mathematical Society. 

For press enquiries please contact marketing@ems.press.

About Jisc

Jisc is the UK higher, further education and skills sectors’ not-for-profit organisation for digital services and solutions, dedicated entirely to the sectors’ individual and collective needs. They champion the importance and potential of digital technologies for UK education and research; and do three main things: operate shared digital infrastructure and services, negotiate sector-wide deals with IT vendors and commercial publishers, and provide trusted advice and practical assistance for universities, colleges and learning providers. Their aim is to deliver considerable collective digital advantage, financial savings and efficiencies for UK universities, colleges and learning providers today; ensure these benefits are sustained and intelligently further enhanced and do all this as affordably, efficiently and as cost effectively as possible.


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