zbMATH to become Open Access

Zentralblatt MATH (zbMATH) is the world’s most comprehensive and longest-running abstracting and reviewing service in pure and applied mathematics. It is edited by the EMS, the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and FIZ Karlsruhe – Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure. The Federal Republic of Germany has now agreed to support FIZ Karlsruhe – Leibniz Institute in transforming zbMATH into an open access platform.

EMS President Volker Mehrmann says of this major strategic development: “Open interfaces enable the mathematical community to build on existing research results and to contribute its own developments to the scientific value-added process. This helps to tap new innovation potential and to sustainably strengthen the development of science.”