Alloy, a publishing services alliance

Duke University Press, MSP, and Project Euclid are combining our strengths to offer independent nonprofit publishers unrivaled journal-management and publishing services. With Alloy, you can compete and thrive in this age of consolidation while keeping your identity and independence, and without being absorbed into a big commercial publisher's portfolio.

Choose only the components you need, keep all the independence you want:

Submissions and journal management: EditFlow from MSP

  • a direct and intuitive web-based submission and peer review system
  • favored by most mathematics editors

Production: typesetting and copyediting from MSP

  • highest quality of mathematically literate copy editing and typesetting
  • carefully trained production editors with graduate degrees

Hosting: online presence from Project Euclid

  • feature-rich digital hosting and discovery services designed for mathematicians and statisticians
  • all the tools and reporting that libraries demand

Marketing, sales, and customer relations from Duke University Press

  • customized design and effective marketing
  • sales with international reach
  • subscription fulfillment with outstanding customer service

The Alloy advantage

Alloy is an ideal fit for you and your journal if:

  • you wish to concentrate on great mathematics and not on typesetting articles, preparing metadata, or maintaining subscriber lists;
  • you see the benefits of larger-scale operations but wish to remain the independent publisher;
  • you want to gain efficiency and find new revenue streams;
  • you’re looking for a well-coordinated, one-stop shop covering the complete publication process in one agreement;
  • you want to mix and match your support services but don’t want to deal with too many vendors;
  • you value sustainable publishing practices and want to collaborate with like-minded partners.

Would you like to learn more about what Alloy can offer you? Please contact us at alloy@msp.org, and we will explore a range of business models for strategic collaboration, whether simple fee-for-service arrangements or revenue-sharing partnerships. We look forward to learning more about your goals.

“MSP was conceived as an alternative to the big, profit-driven publishers. We are thrilled to join forces with Duke University Press and Project Euclid in pursuit of our goal to strengthen, defend, and expand independent scientific publishing.”
—Rob Kirby, Founder and President, MSP

“We are delighted to bring MSP into the long and very successful collaboration between DUP and Project Euclid. They will bring to this partnership deep knowledge of mathematics and the math community, plus the very best peer-review system in existence for use with math-related subject matter.”
—Steve Cohn, Director, Duke University Press

“Providing publishers with the hosting services they need to be competitive and discoverable has always been at the core of Project Euclid’s mission. With MSP and Duke University Press, we have found like-minded partners who can offer publishers truly excellent solutions to the rest of the publication process.”
—Leslie Eager, Director of Publishing Services, Project Euclid