EDP Sciences and the Société de Mathématiques Appliquées et Industrielles (SMAI) have announced that their Subscribe to Open (S2O) model for open access publication of six mathematics journals has been successfully supported by the library community for another year, allowing the journals to continue to be published in open access in 2023. The six mathematics journals published in open access in 2023 under the S2O programme are: ESAIM: Control, Optimisation and Calculus of Variations, ESAIM: Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis, ESAIM: Probability and Statistics, Mathematical Modelling of Natural Phenomena, RAIRO – Operations Research and RAIRO – Theoretical Informatics and Applications. All the journals are published by EDP Sciences in partnership with SMAI except for RAIRO – Theoretical Informatics and Applications which is published by EDP Sciences only.
For the third consecutive year, EDP Sciences has achieved its targets for the portfolio and will continue publishing the journals in open access. This equitable open access model eliminates the burden of article processing charges (APCs).
The success of the S2O model, which has been endorsed by cOAlition S, is due to its collaborative approach, and its potential for achieving fair and sustainable open access. In addition to library subscriptions, 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.
Transparency is a crucial element in the S2O model for all stakeholders involved. As advocates of open science, EDP Sciences supports this principle and plans to update their Transparency Report with important financial and other data from 2022.Click here to read the original press release.