23 December 2021

2021 Year in Review

Laura Simonite

A look back at the major milestones of 2021 at EMS Press

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2021 has been a year of change and growth at EMS Press. As we all learned to live with the ongoing pandemic, our team has worked hard to adapt and grow alongside the publishing house.


We published ten new books in 2021 across seven of our series, including a handbook, monographs, graduate and undergraduate texts, lecture notes and edited volumes. You can view the full list of titles and authors here.

We announced the launch of our new journal, Memoirs of the European Mathematical Society, a sister publication to the Journal of the European Mathematical Society specialising in longer-form works, with the same rigorous editorial standards. We were also pleased to announce that the Annales de l'Institut Henri Poincaré C, would be joining the Press – and our Subscribe To Open programme – in 2022. 

In June 2021 we were able to unveil the reimagined EMS Newsletter under its new name, the EMS Magazine. Relaunching with dynamic full-text articles on euromathsoc.org and with a fresh new layout and typography in print, the Magazine retains the heritage of the Newsletter with an eye towards the future – freely available online now.

Open Access

In January we announced that our first year as a Subscribe To Open (S2O) publisher had been successful, flipping all ten titles to open access for 2021. This means that all articles published in those titles during 2021 will be open access in perpetuity . In July of this year we were able to announce that the S2O programme had grown from 10 to 17 titles eligible for full open access in 2022. Watch this space for an update on which titles will flip for the year, coming early 2022.


Hot on the heels of our successful S2O debut, we announced the launch of our new content platform. Developed entirely in-house, the platform aims to provide an excellent user experience for all visitors to ems.press. As part of the platform we launched our Content API, facilitating seamless delivery of metadata and full-texts for indexing and data-mining. We’ll be announcing some exciting developments to the platform and website as a whole in the first quarter of next year, so make sure you subscribe to our newsletter for the latest updates. 

The Press

This year we added two new members to the team; Simon Winter joined us as Production Manager, while Vanessa Haazipolo joined as Team and Office Assistant. Both are based in our Berlin offices.

The last two years have seen tremendous change and progress here at the Press. Nonetheless we remain committed to our mission and would like to thank all of our authors, editors, readers, reviewers and the community at large for their support this past year. Wishing you all a healthy and prosperous New Year!


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