EDP Sciences and the Société de Mathématiques Appliquées et Industrielles (SMAI) have announced that six mathematics journals will continue to publish in open access under the Subscribe-to-Open (S2O) model in 2022. This demonstrates the support from the library community for this equitable open access model which enables open access publication without article processing charges (APCs).
Last year, due to the challenging conditions brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, the decision to publish in open access under S2O was taken based on a range of exceptional factors rather than finances alone.
In 2020, Mathematical Modelling of Natural Phenomena was the first mathematics journal in the world to adopt the S2O model. Since then, a lot of work has taken place to develop the S2O programme both with SMAI and within the Subscribe to Open Community of Practice. The S2O model received a boost in 2021 when it was endorsed by cOAlition S. In addition, the transition of the mathematics journals to open access is supported by funds from the Fonds national pour la science ouverte (FNSO), and by the CNRS as part of the Diamond OA action plan.Click here to read the original press release.