Project Euclid News Briefs
Afrika Statistika Joins Project Euclid
1 February 2013
Project Euclid is excited to announce the addition of Afrika Statistika to the Euclid Prime collection. Afrika Statistika promotes a scientific culture in probability, statistics, econometrics, operational research and related topics around the world and particularly in Africa. Afrika Statistika is published by The Statistics and Probability African Society (SPAS), which started in 2006 as an initiative under the same name by African statisticians and probability theorists. The main objective of SPAS is to contribute to the development of random methods (statistics and probability theory) at both the African and international levels by promoting fundamental and applied research and training. The society also emphasizes participation in Africa's development challenges. The editors of Afrika Statistika look forward to receiving submissions from within the African continent and beyond.
Project Euclid Announces two new Direct journals from Khayyam Publishing
14 December 2012
Project Euclid is delighted to announce the availability of two new Euclid Direct journals, Differential and Integral Equations and Advances in Differential Equations, published by Khayyam Publishing. Khayyam Publishing is devoted to the publication of high quality journals in mathematics and its applications. Differential and Integral Equations publishes carefully selected research papers on mathematical aspects of differential and integral equations and on applications of the mathematical theory to issues arising in the sciences and in engineering. Advances in Differential Equations publishes longer research papers on mathematical aspects of differential equations and on applications of the mathematical theory to issues arising in the sciences and in engineering. For access terms, licensing, and subscription information, please contact Khayyam Publishing directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Historical Scholarship Available on Project Euclid
4 January 2013
Project Euclid is pleased to announce open access to newly digitized content from the publishers of the Osaka Journal of Mathematics. The Osaka Journal of Mathematics is published quarterly by the joint editorship of the Departments of Mathematics of Osaka University and Osaka City University. Founded in 1964 as continuation of two journals, the Osaka Mathematical Journal and the Journal of Mathematics, Osaka City University, the journal is devoted entirely to the publication of original works in pure and applied mathematics. The new digitized content comprises Volumes 1-11 (1950-1960) of the Journal of the Institute of Polytechnics, Osaka City University. Series A: Mathematics, and Vol. 12-4 (1960-1964) of the continuation, Journal of Mathematics, Osaka City University. Many of the newly uploaded papers are considered basic references in current math scholarship, and are now more accessible to the mathematical community at large. Many thanks to Yoshio Hirakata and Professor Toshiyuki Tanisaki at Osaka City University and Project Euclid digital development staff Julie Doring, Steve Grathwohl, and intern John Bralich II for their diligent efforts to add this important open access content to Project Euclid.
To access content from Journal of the Institute of Polytechnics, Series A. Mathematics and Journal of Mathematics, Osaka City University visit http://projecteuclid.org/ojm.
For more information please contact: Mira Waller, Project Euclid Manager, email@example.com.
Project Euclid Announces New Open Access Journal
20 June 2012
Project Euclid is pleased to announce the availability of the journal Bayesian Analysis, published by the International Society for Bayesian Analysis (ISBA). This journal was founded in 2006 to promote the development and application of Bayesian analysis useful in the solution of theoretical and applied problems in science, industry and government. Bayesian Analysis seeks to publish a wide range of articles that demonstrate or discuss Bayesian methods in some theoretical or applied context. The journal welcomes submissions involving presentation of new computational and statistical methods; reviews, criticism, and discussion of existing approaches; historical perspectives; description of important scientific or policy application areas; case studies; and methods for experimental design, data collection, data sharing, or data mining. Bayesian Analysis is published four times a year, and the entire corpus of 7 volumes are available on an Open Access basis.
Many thanks to the President-elect of the ISBA, Merlise A. Clyde, Professor of Statistical Science, Duke University, and graduate students from Duke University, Anjishnu Banerjee, Fernando Bonassi, Andrew Cron, Chris Challis, Tommy Leininger, Jared Murray, Silvia Montagna, Thais Paiva, Maria Terres, and Fango Wang for their commitment to making this important new addition to Project Euclid possible. Special thanks to Bayesian Analysis Systems Managing Editor, Pantelis Vlachos of Merk Serono, for providing back content.
Project Euclid Co-hosts Workshop at the Mathematical Society of Japan Spring 2012 Meeting
20 March 2012
Mira Waller (Project Euclid Manager, Duke University Press) and David Ruddy (Director of Scholarly Communications Services, Cornell University Library), will be traveling to Tokyo to attend the Mathematical Society of Japan Spring Meeting, March 26-29, 2012. On March 26, they will participate in a full-day workshop on Mathematics Publishing co-hosted by Project Euclid and the Mathematical Society of Japan, with the support of SPARC Japan, National Institute of Informatics. In the first two sessions, Society and Departmental Publishers will speak about current publishing practices, challenges they are facing in their publishing operations, and any future plans or obstacles for their publications. Topics in the following session, Journal Publishing Essentials, include transitioning from a print to an electronic environment, promotion and marketing of journals in the print and digital worlds, and digitization of current and back content. The final session, Business Models for Scholarly Publishing, will provide a survey of scholarly publishing models, including perspectives from different communities, such as librarians, mathematicians and publishers. The meeting will take place at the Kaurazaca Campus of the Tokyo University of Science. For more information about the workshop, visit http://mathsoc.jp/en/meeting/tus12mar/mathpub-en.html.
Project Euclid Receives 2011 PAM Division Award
14 June 2011
Project Euclid--the premier platform and information community for mathematics and statistics resources from independent publishers--received the 2011 Division Award from the Physics-Astronomy-Mathematics (PAM) Division of the Special Libraries Association. Project Euclid is jointly managed by Cornell University Library and Duke University Press.
Given annually, this award recognizes significant contributions to the literature of physics, mathematics, or astronomy, and honors work that demonstrably improves the exchange of information within these three disciplines. The award also takes into consideration projects that benefit libraries.
"It is an honor for Project Euclid to receive the Special Library Association's PAM Award," said Mira Waller, Project Euclid Manager. "PAM is a community of peers and a strong voice for librarians and information experts around the world. In receiving this award I feel that Project Euclid is fulfilling its core mission of disseminating scholarly information in the fields of mathematics and statistics."
"The PAM Division Award is a real honor," said David Ruddy, Cornell's Project Euclid lead and Director of Scholarly Communications Services at Cornell University Library. "It is also validation that through strong collaborations the academy can effectively address challenges facing scholarly communications."
Cornell University Library launched Project Euclid in 2000. In 2008, Cornell and Duke University Press established a collaborative partnership agreement to jointly manage and expand the project. Its mission is to advance scholarly communication in the field of theoretical and applied mathematics and statistics. It is designed to address the unique needs of low-cost independent and society journals.
Project Euclid's MathJax Implementation Creates 'Beautiful Math' Online
4 January 2011
Through the use of a new technology, Project Euclid has helped to make the presentation of mathematics as attractive on the Web as it is on paper.
"MathJax makes it easy to display 'beautiful math,' online," said David Ruddy, Project Euclid lead at Cornell. "It has been difficult to present math attractively and reliably on the Web. There are a number of different methods in use, and browsers all behave differently with each. Now, with MathJax, the display problem has been vastly simplified and Project Euclid users will be able to see math the way authors intended."
Both TeX and MathML-coded mathematics can be viewed on any modern browser, without new plug-ins or font installations. Currently, MathJax is turned on for a set of 20 titles in Project Euclid, and more titles are being added regularly. Eventually, MathJax will be used throughout Project Euclid.
Cornell University Library developed and deployed Project Euclid, the premier online information community for mathematics and statistics resources from independent publishers, in 2000. In 2008, Duke University Press established a collaborative partnership agreement with Cornell to jointly manage and expand the project.
"MathJax is a transformative new technology, and its implementation on Project Euclid will greatly benefit the independent and society publishers that Euclid was developed for," said Mira Waller, Project Euclid Manager at Duke University Press. "Over the past two years, the successful collaboration between Cornell University Library and Duke University Press has allowed Euclid to focus on enhancements, such as MathJax, that advance Euclid's core mission of serving the unique needs of low-cost scholarly communication in the fields of theoretical and applied mathematics and statistics."
MathJax is a joint project of the American Mathematical Society, Design Science, Inc., and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. As project sponsors, these institutions also provide major funding.
Together with the American Physical Society, Project Euclid is one of the original supporters of MathJax. The project serves as an example of one benefit of the collaborative partnership arrangement upon which Project Euclid is built, allowing independent publishers join forces and participate in an online presence with advanced functionality without sacrificing their intellectual or economic independence or commitment to low subscription prices.
For more information, please download the press release.
SPARC Japan and Project Euclid partner to enhance and expand Japanese mathematics
scholarly communications online
7 July 2009
In January, at the invitation of Professor Shigefumi Mori and Dr. Jun Adachi, Project Euclid representatives Terry Ehling, David Ruddy, and Mira Waller, and Duke University Press representative Erich Staib, traveled to Japan to discuss expanded services for current Japanese Project Euclid publishing partners and to explore additional partnerships.
SPARC Japan and the National Institute of Informatics played a significant role in facilitating these meetings and provided generous support for travel to Japan. As a direct result, Project Euclid has strengthened its ties to the Japanese mathematics community, and expanded the Japanese mathematics presence online with the addition of four prestigious titles: The Kyoto Journal of Mathematics (formerly the Journal of Mathematics of Kyoto University), Hokkaido Mathematical Journal, Tsukuba Journal of Mathematics, and the Nihonkai Mathematical Journal.
By partnering with SPARC Japan, Project Euclid is able to benefit from SPARC Japan and the NII's commitment to strengthen Japanese electronic scholarly communication and promote change. "The collaboration with Project Euclid and Duke University Press is an exciting opportunity for SPARC Japan," says Jun Adachi, Director, Research Center for Information Resources, NII. "We look forward to continued collaboration."
Now home to 97,000 journal articles (75% of which are open access), along with 99 monographs and conference proceedings, Project Euclid looks forward to working with SPARC Japan to further Project Euclid's mission of advancing scholarly communication in the field of theoretical and applied mathematics and statistics.
Five new Journals Join Project Euclid in 2009
30 June 2009
The Banach Journal of Mathematical Analysis, the Brazilian Journal of Probability and Statistics, Functiones et Approximatio Commentarii Mathematici, the Illinois Journal of Mathematics and the Journal of Commutative Algebra are now available on-line via Project Euclid. Please click on a title to read more about the journal.
Project Euclid celebrates at JMM 2009 -- Booth 305
16 December 2009
Project Euclid invites all JMM attendees to a coffee break to celebrate the addition of new titles to the 2009 Euclid Prime collection and a new joint venture between Cornell University Library and Duke University Press to expand and enhance services for Project Euclid.
Please join us for coffee and and light breakfast Wednesday, January 7, 10:30am at Booth 305 in the JMM Exhibit Hall.
Project Euclid Appoints Mira Waller as Project Manager
16 June 2008
Project Euclid is pleased to announce the appointment of Mira Waller as Project Euclid Manager.
Ms. Waller possesses an MLS and comes to Project Euclid from the Duke University Medical Center Library and Archives, where she was Assistant Director of Archives. In her new role as Project Euclid Manager, she will act as an advocate for both Project Euclid's partner publishers and the larger library community to ensure that clear communication is maintained, and excellent customer service is extended, and that the different needs of both these audiences are represented with regard to future developments of the Project Euclid platform.
For more information, please download the press release.
Cornell University Library and Duke University Press Announce Partnership; Duke to
Provide Enhanced Services for Project Euclid
11 April 2008
In a publishing agreement that reaches across boundaries by bringing together a leading U.S. academic research library and one of the nation's outstanding university presses, Cornell University Library (Cornell) and Duke University Press (Duke) today announced that they have established a joint venture to expand and enhance the services of Project Euclid, the premier online information community for mathematics and statistics resources from independent publishers.
Effective July 2008, Duke will provide publishing expertise in marketing, sales, and order fulfillment to Project Euclid's participating publishers and institutional subscribers. Duke will work to broaden and deepen Project Euclid's subscriber base, resulting in greater global exposure for 54 journals and a growing number of monographs and conference proceedings. Cornell will continue to provide and support the vital IT infrastructure for Project Euclid and assume responsibility for archiving and preservation activities, ensuring robust and reliable access to the content deposited with Project Euclid for future scholars, researchers, and students.
For more information, please download the press release.
Cornell University Library Drafts Preservation Plan for Project Euclid Journals
19 January 2006
This past fall the Cornell University Library (CUL) drafted an interim plan to manage, archive and preserve all the participating Project Euclid journals in advance of the launch of Cornell University Library's Open Archival Information System (OAIS) in 2008. Cornell's OAIS will ensure the long-term management and digital preservation Cornell's digital assets, including the 40+ mathematics and statistics journals that participate in Project Euclid.
The interim asset management plan acknowledges that digital preservation is a shared responsibility and commits Cornell and the Project Euclid publishers to a series of activities over the next two years that will firmly establish a digital preservation program for protecting and maintaining their digital content. The interim plan will be implemented in early 2006 and cover the 2-year period when the OAIS is under development. In 2008 Project Euclid, CUL, and Euclid's partner publishers will review and devise an extended OAIS-compliant preservation plan and explore opportunities for cost recovery to ensure access for future generations of mathematicians and statisticians.
Three Prestigious Japanese Journals Join Project Euclid
15 May 2005
The Nagoya Mathematical Journal, the Proceedings of the Japan Academy: Series A, and the Tohoku Mathematical Journal are now available on-line via Project Euclid.
The Nagoya Mathematical Journal is an Open Access journal and articles are available back to Volume 1 (1950). The Proceedings of the Japan Academy: Series A begin with Volume 79 (2003) and can be accessed via subscription. The Tohoku Mathematical Journal is available beginning with Volume 53 (2001) under the Euclid Select plan.
Two New Journals Debut on Project Euclid
4 January 2005
Project Euclid is pleased to announce the availablity of two high-impact journals: The complete backfile for the Communications in Mathematical Physics (1965 - 1997), comprising 637 issues and 4804 articles, is now available on an Open Access basis. Cornell University Library is a member of the Electronic Mathematical Archiving Network Initiative (EMANI) initiative and the retrodigitization and delivery of the CMP backfile have been made possible through funding from this project
The complete backfile for the Pacific Journal of Mathematics (1951 - 1996) is also available on an Open Access basis. The backfile corpus includes 410 issues and 7803 articles covering volumes 1--176. Current content, accessible to subscribers only, will be available later this winter.
A Reader's Choice Award for Project Euclid
Project Euclid was the recipient of the Charleston Advisor's Fourth Annual Reader's Choice Award in the Best Pricing category "for its varied, thoughtful and reasonable pricing schemes that are designed to meet the needs of different constituencies."
Cornell Library to Distribute Open Source E-Publishing System
20 October 2004
In a parallel initiative, Cornell University Library, with generous funding from the Mellon Foundation, and in collaboration with the Pennsylvania State University Libraries and the Pennsylvania State University Press, is generalizing and enhancing the software system originally engineered to deliver serial content from Project Euclid's partner publishers. The new version of DPubS (Digital Publishing System) will be upgraded to provide support for non-serial literature, an on-line editorial management/peer review service, enhanced administrative functionality, and interoperability with a variety of institutional repository systems. Project Euclid will be the first beneficiary of the new, improved system. DPubS v.2 will be released to the public under an open source licence in 2006.
See the complete press release.
New Members of the Project Euclid Advisory Board
10 September 2004
Project Euclid is pleased to announce the appointment of 3 new members of the Advisory Board. The following distinguished scholars will join the Board for a 3-year term, effective fall of 2004:
- Jim Pitman, University of California at Berkeley
- Ron Stern, University of California at Irvine
- Jonathan Wahl, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Project Euclid Reviewed
26 August 2004
Mathematics and Statistics Journals", a review by Gerry McKiernen.
The Charleston Advisor, Volume 6, Number 1, July 2004, pp. 24-37.
Project Euclid Publishers Participate in International Archiving &
19 April 2004
Journals from leading mathematics and statistics publishers are testbed partners in a project designed to address the issue of long-term preservation and dissemination of digital serial literature.
Ensuring Access to Mathematics Over Time (EATMOT) is funded by the National Science Foundation and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. Cornell University Library will collaborate with colleagues in at the Göttingen State and University Library to address the myriad questions surrounding how best to develop and maintain digital archives.
Project Euclid publishers participating in this initiative include the Duke University Press, the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, the Applied Probability Trust, the International Press, AK Peters, Ltd, and the University of Michigan's Department of Mathematics.
See the complete press release.
Duke Mathematical Journal Available Through Project Euclid
3 March 2004
Project Euclid and Duke University Press are pleased to introduce Duke Mathematical Journal: Volumes 1-100, one of the world's leading mathematical journals, in a fully searchable electronic format. This extensive database includes 429 issues with 6,464 articles dating back to the first published issue from 1935.
Duke Mathematical Journal emphasizes the most active and influential areas of current mathematics. The DMJ is ranked 15 by the ISI, with an impact factor of .909 and a cited half-life of >10, the highest score given in this category.
The Duke Mathematical Journal digital archive of Volumes 1-100 will be available on an open access basis until March 31, 2004. After the open access period, institutional access will be available by subscription. Institutions that subscribe for 2004 will receive a discounted introductory subscription rate of $200 – a 20% discount off the regular subscription rate. Libraries may also make a one-time purchase of DMJ 100. Several pricing packages are available; please reply to firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
If you have any questions regarding DMJ 100, or if you would like to enter your subscription, please contact the Duke University Press customer service department toll-free at 888-651-0122 or subscribe online at http://dukeupress.edu/dmj/subscribe.shtm.