Long-term commitment and support for the mathematics community

Since 1960, we aim to publish high-quality, peer-reviewed mathematics journals and foster collaborations and relationships within the community to ensure that our mathematics program is meeting the needs of the mathematics community today and in the future.

We support, collaborate and engage partnerships to continuously improve our services and drive innovation and developments that are unique to the mathematics community.

Specifically for the mathematics community:
Continuously improve our services
Awards, medals and sponsorships
Scientific Council for Mathematics

Elseveir programs benefitting the mathematics community:
Access for the developing world
Digital Archiving
Ethics in Research & Publication Program
Publishing Ethics Resource Kit 
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Continuously improve our services

MathSciNet® (owned by the American Mathematical Society)

We have now put in place a daily feed of all newly published articles of our mathematics journals to MathSciNet®, which means the bibliographic data are now available in MathSciNet® within a week of publication.

STIX Fonts
The STIX Font Creation project is a collaborative effort established in 1995 by Elsevier and five other scientific publishers to develop a set of computer-displayable fonts for mathematics and other special characters used in STM publishing. Development is currently underway for the next release of the STIX fonts which will include support for LaTeX.

Elsevier supports MathJax for "beautiful math in all browsers"; a joint project of the American Mathematical Society, Design Science, Inc., and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

We believe authors should be able to distribute their accepted manuscripts for their personal needs and interests, e.g. posting to their websites or their institution's repository, or e-mailing to colleagues. Therefore, authors also retain the right to post their own version of their accepted manuscript in the arXiv subject repository and publish in one of our journals.

Elsevier 's article submission process supports LaTeX, the document prep system preferred by many mathematicians. Visit the Elsevier LaTeXpages intended to support journal authors who are writing their manuscripts in LaTeX.

Awards, medals and sponsorships

Mathematical Sciences Sponsorship Fund
The Elsevier Mathematical Sciences Sponsorship Fund has been started to support events and activities that benefit individuals and groups within the mathematical sciences. Proposals are welcome for single-year grants in amounts between US$500 and US$5,000. Annually, two rounds of evaluations take place – one in December and one in June, whereby an application needs to fall into at least one of four categories.

Karl Pearson Prize
Initiated during the International Year of Statistics 2013, the award will recognize a research article or book published within the last three decades that has had profound influence on statistical theory; methodology; practice; or applications. The prize has also the purpose of honoring the vast contributions of Karl Pearson, a mathematician, philosopher and a key figure in the development of Mathematical Statistics. The Prize will be awarded biennially at the ISI World Statistics Congress and consists of a cash award and travel support.

Mary Ellen Rudin Young Researcher Award Fund
In memory of the late Mary Ellen Rudin, we are honored to announce an award recognizing talented young researches in any of the areas central to topology. Formally introduced at the 47th Spring Topology Meeting and sponsored by Elsevier, the award will celebrate Mary Ellen's achievements and will continue her legacy, encouraging the development of young talent in mathematics. The recipient will be chosen by a selection committee and will be at most one year away from completing his/her PhD or at most three years after his/her PhD. This recognition will take the form of an annual prize.

Institut Henri Poincaré / Elsevier prize
Every year the Institut Henri Poincaré and Elsevier, with the assistance of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) awards the Institut Henri Poincaré / Elsevier prize. The award goes to a paper published by young scientists in the Annales de l'Institut Henri Poincaré © Non Linear Analysis in the prior year to the award.

JMAA Ames Award
After passing away in 2008, the family of Dr. Ames donated a substantial sum to honour Dr. Ames' contributions to mathematics and the Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications (JMAA). Elsevier, Publisher of the JMAA, donated a matching sum and the combined account, The JMAAAmes Award Fund, is now entrusted with and managed by the American Mathematical Society. As recognition of Dr. Ames' many years of outstanding service to the Journal, two annual awards were established, in pure and applied mathematics.

Itô Prize
The Itô Prize, established in 2003, is awarded by the journal Stochastic Processes and their Applications to reward a paper recently published in the journal that has significantly advanced the theory or applications of stochastic processes. The prize has also the purpose of honouring the vast and seminal contributions of Professor K. Itô to the subject. The prize consists of a monetary award and is awarded at the Bernoulli Society conference on Stochastic Processes and their Applications celebrated in odd years, where the winner presents the Itô lecture. The winning paper is selected by the Editorial Board of the journal Stochastic Processes and Applications.

The James S.W. Wong JMAA Prize
In honor of Dr. Wong's contributions to mathematics, career accomplishments, and editorial service to the Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications (JMAA), his son James Jr. and daughter Emily have contributed a substantial sum to establish the James S.W. Wong JMAA Prize. This sum was further matched by Elsevier, and is now administered by The American Mathematical Society. The Prize is a monetary award to authors of an outstanding JMAA paper published during the preceding ten years. The Prize will begin in 2013 and will be awarded biennially.

Conference on Formal Power Series and Algebraic Combinatorics (FPSAC) Best Student Paper Award
Annual award that is given at the FPSAC conference series to the best student contribution.

IISA Young Researcher Awards
The awards, co-sponsored by IISA (International Indian Statistical Association) and Statistical Methodology are presented at the bi-annual conference of the IISA, to two outstanding young researchers in theory and applications of statistics respectively. Eligible are members of the IISA.

Montucla Prize
Established in 2009 to award the author of the best article by a junior scholar published in Historia Mathematica in the four years preceding the International Congress of History of Science and Technology.

Contribution for the Vasil A. Popov Prize 
The Vasil A. Popov Prize honors the memory of the Bulgarian analyst Vasil A. Popov (1942-1990), best known for his contributions to Approximation Theory. The Prize, which consists of an engraved marble trophy and a cash award, is awarded every third year for outstanding research contributions in fields related to Vasil Popov's work. Eligibility for this Prize is restricted to young mathematicians (defined as a person who has received their PhD degree within the past six years) who did not have their terminal degree on June 1, 2006. The Elsevier contribution on behalf of the Journal of Approximation Theory started in 2010.

SPA/Elsevier Travel awards
Elsevier sponsors annually, two to four SPA/Elsevier Travel Awards, for travel to conferences related to the field of stochastic processes. Eligible are young researchers (up to the age of 35) who have already published in the journal Stochastic Processes and their Applications or any other Elsevier journal.

Scientific council for mathematics

To ensure that we are working in tandem with the mathematics community to address feedback and to give greater control and transparency to the community, we have introduced a Scientific Council for Mathematics. This council – consisting of senior members of the community, representing both the geographical and disciplinary diversity of mathematicians - will play an instrumental role in advising us on our mathematics journal program and on how we can best support the mathematics community going forward.

The responsibilities of the Council will include, but are not limited to:

  • Advise on product developments;
  • recommend and evaluate mathematics-specific tools and services for the community;
  • oversee the development of cooperative programmes between the mathematics community and Elsevier;
  • the advise on the allocation of funds for awards and prizes for the community, whether for specific subfields or broader communities;
  • to provide feedback on the quality and standard of our publication;
  • monitor and review the impact of initiatives;
  • and feedback on all other elements of our publishing activities.

Scientific Council members include:

Frank den Hollander, Leiden University
Vijay Nair, University of Michigan
Cedric Villani, Institut Henri Poincaré
Tom Ward, University of Durham
Roderick Wong, City University of Hong Kong
Victor Perez Abreu, CIMAT (Centro de Investigación en Matemática)
Yvon Maday, Laboratoire Jacques-Louis Lions

The 1st meeting of the Mathematics Scientific Council was held on December 1, 2012. Download the summary of the meeting messages.

The 2nd meeting of the Mathematics Scientific Council was held on June 1, 2013 in New York. Download the summary of the meeting messages.

Selection of Elsevier-wide programs and initiatives

Access for the developing world
A founding partner of Research4Life, Elsevier is the largest contributor of content to this initiative that offers free access to Elsevier's entire journal and book content collection online to 78 developing countries. All of the Elsevier mathematics journals are now included in Access to Research for Development and Innovation (ARDI), one of the research programs under the Research4Life umbrella. This ensures that mathematicians in developing countries benefit from free or low-cost access to our titles. Please note that although the ARDI website may not list the Elsevier titles, they are all included. Find out more about ARDI.

Digital Archiving 
Elsevier ensures that published research is preserved in perpetuity for scientists and clinicians and invests in the digitization of its publications for future generations of scholars. Elsevier works with others to preserve the posterity of published journal articles. In 2002, Elsevier and the National Library of the Netherlands (KB) reached a groundbreaking agreement in electronic archiving when the KB agreed to be the first, official, independent, digital archive of all Elsevier journals. Elsevier also signed a second archival agreement in 2005 with Portico, a non-profit archiving agency and a third with Clockss, a non-profit joint venture between leading scholarly publishers and research libraries.

In June 2008, after a successful 6-month pilot with eight leading publishers, we integrated CrossCheck into our Elsevier editorial workflows as part of our efforts to support the peer review process and assist the scientific community in all aspects of publishing ethics. Cases of suspected plagiarism are rarely limited to the same journal or publisher. More often than not, multiple journals and publishers are involved. Software solutions, therefore, ideally require cooperation between (all) publishing houses. CrossCheck is a service that allows publishers to verify the originality of published works. CrossCheck is powered by the Ithenticate software from iParadigms, known as providers of Turnitin. CrossRef members collaborate to maintain a single database of published articles against which checking can take place.

Ethics in Research & Publication Program
We actively strive to uphold quality by raising awareness of ethical and copyright issues, and developing relevant tools and services and early 2012 we established in collaboration with an independent panel of experts in research and publishing ethics the Ethics in Research & Publication Program, offering young researchers advice on how to avoid misconduct and recommended reading about research and publication ethics.

Publishing Ethics Resource Kit
The Publishing Ethics Resource Kit (PERK) is an online resource to support journal editors in handling publishing ethics issues. It is a single point of access for information and guidelines on publishing ethics. PERK provides flowcharts to guide editors through processes required to deal with different forms of publishing ethics abuse. Furthermore, it includes form letters to adapt and use for various situations, Q & A information and much more. When in doubt, editors can always contact their Elsevier publisher for advice and assistance in handling ethical cases.

More resources for editors are available from COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics). In January 2008 all Elsevier-published journals became members of COPE as part of Elsevier's commitment to providing guidance and support to journal editors in handling actual or suspected infringements of publication ethics. Enlisting journals in COPE ensures that our journal editors have an alternative source to refer to when dealing with publishing ethics issues.

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Perpetual Preservation of Scholarly Content

Did you know that Elsevier ensures the discoverability, accessibility and long-term usability of your content? Here is what happens to your research after acceptance:


Elsevier receives 65,396 submissions annual submissions to mathematics journals. Of these, 16,868 articles are accepted and processed for publication. Our average acceptance rate is 24%. This results in the production and publication of 241,874 editorial pages.

Once your article is accepted, it is produced into a PDF and professional typesetters generate metadata and convert its text into XML/MathML. This allows your article to be indexed, retrieved, and reused in multiple formats over time.

  • Work from supplied sources to draft the publication in the typesetting model of the journal.
  • Correct grammar and spelling errors. However, guidelines for editing at mathematics journals are unique. Over-editing is avoided, preventing unintentional change the mathematical meaning of your work.
  • Carefully check each equation where your manuscript font and the journal format differ. This is to identify any change in spacing between words and formulae.