Free access to archived articles of primary mathematics journals

Free Access to Archived Articles

 We recognize the unique circumstances of the mathematics community. Mathematicians use and read relatively few articles, but do so very intensively. The community itself is relatively small and generally less well funded than those based around other disciplines. Therefore researchers at certain (especially smaller) institutes don't always have access to key mathematics articles. The actions Elsevier is taking are aimed to support the advancement of the important work in this community.

In May 2012, we made the archives of the primary mathematics journals open and freely available, from four years after publication back to 1995, the year in which we started publishing digitally.

In September 2012, we have gone even further and opened access to all available archived articles, back to Volume 1, Issue 1 (or the first issue available) of each of the primary mathematics journals from 4 years after publication to the 1st issue, which means back to early 1960s for several titles.

Title Year range Total nr of Articles freely availablei
Advances in Applied Mathematics 1980-2008 > 1,200
Advances in Mathematics 1965-2008 > 4,050
Annales de l'Institut Henri Poincaré (C) 1997-2008 > 600
Annals of Mathematical Logicii 1970-1982 > 230
Annals of Pure and Applied Logiciii 1983-2008 > 1,850
Applied and Computational Harmonic Analysis 1993-2008 > 600
Applied Mathematical Modelling 1976-2008 > 3,650
Applied Mathematics Letters 1988-2008 > 3,700
Bulletin des sciences mathématiques 1998-2008 > 550
Computational Geometry 1991-2008 > 850
Computers & Mathematics with Applications 1975-2008 > 8,350
Differential Geometry and its Applications 1991-2008 > 800
Discrete Applied Mathematics 1979-2008 > 5,250
Discrete Mathematics 1971-2008 > 11,700
Discrete Optimization 2004-2008 > 200
European Journal of Combinatorics 1992-2008 > 1,750
Expositiones Mathematicae 2001-2008 > 200
Finite Fields and Their Applications 1995-2008 > 600
General Topology and its Applicationsiv 1971-1979 > 280
Historia Mathematica 1974-2008 > 2,500
Indagationes Mathematicaev 1990-2008 > 800
Indagationes Mathematicae (Proceedings)vi 1969-1989 > 1,000
Information and Controlvii 1957-1986 > 1,900
Information and Computationviii 1987-2008 > 1,950
International Journal of Approximate Reasoning 1987-2008 > 1,250
Journal de mathématiques pures et appliquées 1997-2008 > 700
Journal of Algebra 1964-2008 > 12,450
Journal of Applied Logic 2003-2008 > 200
Journal of Approximation Theory 1968-2008 > 4,300
Journal of Combinatorial Theoryix 1966-1970 > 430
Journal of Combinatorial Theory, Series Ax 1971-2008 > 3,600
Journal of Combinatorial Theory, Series Bxi 1971-2008 > 2,650
Journal of Complexity 1985-2008 > 950
Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics 1975-2008 > 8,150
Journal of Computer and System Sciences 1967-2008 > 2,400
Journal of Differential Equations 1965-2008 > 6,000
Journal of Discrete Algorithms 2003-2008 > 300
Journal of Functional Analysis 1967-2008 > 5,600
The Journal of Logic Programmingxii 1984-2008 > 350
The Journal of Logic and Algebraic Programmingxiii 2001-2008 > 270
Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications 1960-2008 > 19,000
Journal of Multivariate Analysis 1971-2008 > 2,850
Journal of Number Theory 1969-2008 > 3,800
Journal of Pure and Applied Algebra 1971-2008 > 5,150
Journal of Symbolic Computation 1985-2008 > 1,750
Linear Algebra and its Applications 1968-2008 > 9,750
Mathematical and Computer Modellingxiv 1988-2008 > 5,150
Mathematical Modellingxv 1980-1987 > 600
Science of Computer Programming 1981-2008 > 1,300
Stochastic Processes and their Applications 1973-2008 > 3,300
Theoretical Computer Science 1975-2008 > 8,950
Topologyxvi 1962-2008 > 1,900
Topology and its Applicationsxvii 1980-2008 > 4,600


i
Total number of articles calculated from 4 years after publication (April 2009 at the time of this calculation) back to Volume 1, issue 1 or the 1st issue available. The numbers exclude editorial board listings, author indexes etc.

ii Continued as Annals of Pure and Applied Logic

iii Formerly known as Annals of Mathematical Logic

iv Continued as Topology and its Applications

v Incorporating Indagationes Mathematicae (Proceedings)

vi Incorporated into Indagationes Mathematicae

vii Continued as Information and Computation

viii Formerly known as Information and Control

ix Continued as Journal of Combinatorial Theory, Series A and Journal of Combinatorial Theory, Series B

x Formerly part of Journal of Combinatorial Theory

xi Formerly part of Journal of Combinatorial Theory

xii Continued as The Journal of Logic and Algebraic Programming

xiii Formerly known as The Journal of Logic programming

xiv Formerly known as Mathematical Modelling

xv Continued as Mathematical and Computer Modelling

xvi Title discontinued as of 2012

xvii Formerly known as General Topology and its Applications