Open Access and Author Page Charges

In summer 2012, the three French Mathematical Societies (SMF, SMAI, SFDS) publicized a declaration on Open access : A warning on the inherent flaws of the « author pay » model. This topic is of high concern for the future of mathematical publishing, as it was stressed by the panel discussion on publications during the last EMS Council (Krakow, July 2012), see also the white paper issued after the 2011 MSRI workshop on Mathematics Journals. The page Open Access and author Page Charges on the SMF server contains pointers to recent statements (eg British government, EU Commission), many more links and individual contributions. Personal statements are welcome (to be sent to


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