Mathematics journal pricing

Mathematics journal pricing

In February 2012, we indicated that we were striving to reach prices which are at or below US$11 per article published (equivalent to 50-60 cents per normal typeset page on average) placing us below most university presses, some societies and all other commercial publishers. For journals where these pricing levels were not in place, we'd mentioned that already in previous years we started to adjust these prices accordingly.

The 2013 prices have been set and this has resulted in further price-reductions for several journals, including Journal of Number Theory, Journal of Combinatorial Theory Series A & B and Journal of Functional Analysis.

Please note the below prices quoted are institutional list prices (the basic journal rates). In the age of online licensing, in which institutions of different sizes and roles (e.g. academic and government) subscribe to large numbers of journals, few customers actually pay these rates. The final rate paid by your library is based on the titles it selects and other considerations, like the formats chosen, consortia participation, volume discounts (i.e. reductions for buying more) etc. Fair pricing has as much to do with managing these criteria to match a customer's profile and requirements as adjusting list rates

2015 UPDATE:

We continue our pledge to increase Elsevier's value to the mathematical sciences community, and continue to work with our Editors to ensure that our journals publish the high-quality research that we know the community expects. This pursuit of quality continues to result in tighter controls on what we publish and we continue to work with all our Editors to build on this foundation.

Our pledge has been to aim for a list price of around US$11 per published article and we have adjusted prices based on this again this year with a some increases, some decreases and many prices frozen again. Overall the effect across all the titles in Mathematical Sciences, as listed below, for 2015 is a 2% increase.

 2012 2013 20142015 2015 Price
Title USD USD USDUSD Change
Advances in Applied Mathematics 1,280.00 1,254.00 1,261.00 1,236.00 -2.0%
Advances in Mathematics 3,878.00 3,878.00 3,899.00 3,977.00 2.0%
Annales de l'Institut Henri Poincare (C) Analyse Non Lineaire 663.00 663.00 663.00 663.00 0.0%
Annals of Pure and Applied Logic 2,712.00 2,170.00 2,182.00 2,182.00 0.0%
Applied and Computational Harmonic Analysis 835.00 543.00 546.00 557.00 2.0%
Applied Mathematical Modelling 2,176.00 2,285.00 2,480.00 2,728.00 10.0%
Applied Mathematics and Computation 6,952.00 7,463.00 8,026.00 8,588.00 7.0%
Applied Mathematics Letters 2,566.00 2,720.00 2,735.00 2,790.00 2.0%
Applied Numerical Mathematics 2,598.00 2,754.00 2,928.00 3,074.00 5.0%
Bulletin des Sciences Mathematiques 826.00 785.00 789.00 805.00 2.0%
Computational Statistics & Data Analysis 3,092.00 3,092.00 3,109.00 3,233.00 4.0%
Computers & Mathematics with Applications 5,977.00 6,407.00 6,442.00 6,442.00 0.0%
Differential Geometry and its Applications 805.00 845.00 909.00 982.00 8.0%
Discrete Applied Mathematics 4,049.00 3,644.00 3,664.00 3,811.00 4.0%
Discrete Mathematics 6,637.00 3,982.00 4,004.00 4,004.00 0.0%
Discrete Optimization 675.00 662.00 666.00 669.00 0.5%
European Journal of Combinatorics 1,485.00 1,411.00 1,419.00 1,447.00 2.0%
Expositiones Mathematicae 482.00 472.00 475.00DiscontinuedDiscontinued
Finite Fields and Their Applications 559.00 531.00 534.00 545.00 2.0%
Historia Mathematica 428.00 428.00 430.00 430.00 0.0%
Indagationes Mathematicae 551.00 551.00 554.00 565.00 2.0%
Journal de Mathematiques Pures et Appliquees 1,320.00 1,254.00 1,261.00 1,261.00 0.0%
Journal of Algebra 5,677.00 5,393.00 5,422.00 5,314.00 -2.0%
Journal of Applied Logic 580.00 290.00 292.00 298.00 2.0%
Journal of Approximation Theory 2,996.00 2,696.00 2,711.00 2,445.00 -9.8%
Journal of Combinatorial Theory, Series A 2,272.00 1,704.00 1,713.00 1,713.00 0.0%
Journal of Combinatorial Theory, Series B 1,648.00 659.00 663.00 663.00 0.0%
Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics 5,751.00 6,100.00 6,500.00 6,760.00 4.0%
Journal of Differential Equations 4,614.00 4,614.00 4,639.00 4,732.00 2.0%
Journal of Functional Analysis 4,022.00 3,218.00 3,235.00 3,073.00 -5.0%
Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications 8,119.00 8,639.00 9,248.00 9,433.00 2.0%
Journal of Multivariate Analysis 2,130.00 1,917.00 1,927.00 1,937.00 0.5%
Journal of Number Theory 2,429.00 1,700.00 1,709.00 1,743.00 2.0%
Journal of Pure and Applied Algebra 3,249.00 3,087.00 3,104.00 3,042.00 -2.0%
Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference 4,513.00 4,513.00 4,537.00 4,560.00 0.5%
Journal of the Franklin Institute 2,633.00 2,791.00 2,967.00 3,175.00 7.0%
Journal of the Korean Statistical Society 364.00 386.00 410.00 431.00 5.0%
Linear Algebra and its Applications 5,820.00 5,820.00 5,851.00 5,968.00 2.0%
Mathematical and Computer Modelling 4,356.00 2,831.00 Discontinued Discontinued Discontinued
Mathematics and Computers in Simulation 2,797.00 2,965.00 3,152.00 3,310.00 5.0%
Nonlinear Analysis: Hybrid Systems 933.00 996.00 1,066.00 1,119.00 5.0%
Nonlinear Analysis: Real World Applications 1,202.00 1,281.00 1,384.00 1,481.00 7.0%
Nonlinear Analysis: Theory Methods & Applications 6,240.00 6,675.00 6,711.00 6,845.00 2.0%
Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory 1,274.00 1,350.00 1,435.00 1,550.00 8.0%
Statistical Methodology 468.00 498.00 536.00 579.00 8.0%
Statistics & Probability Letters 2,941.00 2,941.00 2,957.00 3,075.00 4.0%
Stochastic Processes and Their Applications 2,189.00 1,751.00 1,576.00 1,576.00 0.0%
Stochastic Processes and Their Applications Alternative Subscription 1,550.00 1,550.00 1,576.00DiscontinuedDiscontinued
Topology and its Applications 3,063.00 3,063.00 3,080.00 3,095.00 0.5%