What is Euclid Prime?
Euclid Prime is a growing collection of publications hosted on Project Euclid and sold as an online package to libraries and institutions. In addition to all of the general benefits of participation on Project Euclid, Euclid Prime provides publishers with revenue and increased visibility and dissemination.
Why join a collection?
Bundling journals into a package helps attract attention from library buyers who must negotiate an enormous number of publisher deals and patron needs. Compared to a single-title subscription, a collection creates efficiencies and wins more opportunities to be disseminated via large-scale national or regional consortium deals. Also, in our experience, collection subscriptions gain greater long-term stability with fewer cancellations than single-title subscriptions.
The very large journal packages, known as Big Deals, offered by many major commercial presses are controversial in the library community, but librarians do not count Euclid Prime in this category. Unlike Big Deals, Euclid Prime is modestly sized, modestly priced, and committed to transparent, nonprofit sales practices.
Euclid Prime is currently disseminated to hundreds of libraries in over 30 countries.
How does Euclid Prime work for publishers?
- When publishers choose to include their publications in the Euclid Prime collection, they prepare and load their content to the Project Euclid platform independently, with support and training from Project Euclid staff.
- Prime publications enjoy all of the standard features and benefits of Euclid hosting services.
- They pay no out-of-pocket hosting fees.
- Prime partner publishers earn annual royalties. Euclid Prime's economic model is designed to generate sustaining revenue streams that support participating publishers as well as Project Euclid operations:
- Prime partner publishers earn annual royalties from collection revenues, with hosting fees and operational costs deducted.
- Royalties are allocated according to volume and usage. We calculate how much content each title contributes to the collection and what portion of overall PDF downloads each title receives.
- Partner publishers receive an annual report that explains our sales results and displays our royalty calculations.
Euclid Prime subscription sales generate revenue, and they also directly support open access publishing. All content in Euclid Prime becomes openly accessible following a defined time window, usually five years after publication.
Project Euclid supports the goal to disseminate scholarship as widely as possible. We also recognize that publishers add value to scholarly communications, and that value comes with costs. We strongly feel that the Euclid Prime model represents a sensible, pragmatic, and even-handed solution in which publishers and libraries cooperate to make a great deal of content freely available to the world while still sustaining the hard work that publishers do.
Sales and marketing support
The Duke University Press Sales & Marketing group handles all marketing, sales, order fulfillment, and customer service for the Euclid Prime collection on behalf of Project Euclid and our partners.
The sales team includes three library sales representatives, two data analysts, and a specialized mathematics sales coordinator, in addition to an international network of sales agents. The marketing group manages a robust international exhibits program and email marketing campaigns, with strong graphic design and publicity operations.
Read more about how Euclid Prime works for our library customers.
What Euclid Prime partner publishers have to say:
“Collaboration with Project Euclid can only be described in superlatives. From the very beginning, Euclid staff were very helpful, friendly and professional. Experience has shown that joining the Euclid Prime collection was a good move that resulted in a significant improvement in the visibility of Functiones et Approximatio. Thank you very much!”
—Prof. Jerzy Kaczorowski
Adam Mickiewicz University
Editor-in-Chief of Functiones et Approximatio Commentarii Mathematici
“The revenue from the Euclid Prime offsets a good part of the production cost. I am satisfied with all aspects of the operation and the setup.”
—Prof. Yoshihiro Tonegawa
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Managing Editor of Kodai Mathematical Journal
“Euclid system is reliable and Euclid staff are so helpful. Euclid Prime royalties cover the publishing costs of Hokkaido Mathematical Journal, which includes the typesetting costs and the printing costs for three issues per a year in Japan.”
—Prof. Goo Ishikawa
Editor-in-Chief of Hokkaido Mathematical Journal
“Speaking out about Project Euclid one should address at least the following categories:
- Librarians and Administrators - who know that when their universities or institutes subscribe to Euclid Prime, they ensure first-class scientific contents for their colleagues, at a quite modest price.
- Readers - who find that whether or not they have institutional access, Project Euclid provides a reliable and continuously growing database of high quality papers. Moreover, a good percentage of them are freely available.
- Publishers - who meet a supportive, helpful, and devoted staff. The contact is personal and ends with a solution of the problem. Last but not least, the revenue system is clear and honest, which is truly important for the further development of the Project.
- Authors - whose articles are immediately indexed by Google and other online systems which increases tremendously their visibility and as a consequence their citations.”
—Prof. Ivaïlo Mladenov
Institute of Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Geometry and Symmetry in Physics and Proceedings of the International Conference on Geometry, Integrability and Quantization
“Project Euclid's support of Banach Journal of Mathematical Analysis, Annals of Functional Analysis, and Advances in Operator Theory, which were launched in a Middle Eastern developing country, has considerably improved their dissemination and visibility. Such an international and powerful action shows the wonderful minds behind Project Euclid.”
—Prof. M. S. Moslehian
Ferdowsi University of Mashhad
Editor-in-Chief and President of the Tusi Mathematical Research Group