De Gruyter Flips Top Mathematics Journal to Open Access
De Gruyter’s Advances in Nonlinear Analysis (ANA) is one of ten journals recently transformed from the subscription model to Open Access.
A Blog Post by Eric Merkel-Sobotta.
ANA is one of the top journals in mathematics. Its 2017 International Scientific Indexing (ISI) Impact Factor is 4.674, which ranks this journal second in applied mathematics and third in the entire discipline of mathematics. ANA publishes high-quality research articles in the areas of nonlinear analysis and partial differential equations, and on their numerous applications in science and technology. The journal is edited by its founders and editors-in-chief, Vicenţiu Rădulescu and Marco Squassina, as well as by an elite editorial board. This editorial board includes many experts in this research-intensive area of mathematics.
In 2015, De Gruyter began investigating both the opportunities “flipping” provided as well as the challenges that must be mastered to successfully transform subscription journals into Open Access. In the same year, ten journals successfully made the transition, and all are thriving, although the impact of the transition varied between subject areas. The 2015 wave of transition to Open Access included titles in mathematics, physics, engineering, robotics, computer science, medicine, life sciences, neuroscience, chemistry and geosciences.
Between 2015 and the present, De Gruyter has transitioned further ten journals – including ANA mentioned above – in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) to Open Access. Presently, the journal portfolio in STEM at De Gruyter comprises 20% of titles in Open Access with more candidates being considered. The journals – almost all of which have significant Impact Factor performance – in the most recent wave of transitions to Open Access at De Gruyter are Green Processing and Synthesis, Nonlinear Engineering, Nanotechnology Reviews, High Temperature Materials and Processes, e-Polymers, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Heterocyclic Communications, Main Group Metal Chemistry, and Science and Engineering of Composite Materials.
As Carsten Buhr, Managing Director of De Gruyter, has added, this company has “played a significant role in open access since 2005. Since then, we have not only added interesting and useful models for open access books and options for hybrid OA publishing, we have also remained open-minded and willing to experiment in transitioning subscription journals to sustainable open access models.”
Written by by Eric Merkel-Sobotta
Edited by Pablo Markin
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This post is based on a press release that originally appeared in degruyter.com, 26/2/2019, https://www.degruyter.com/dg/newsitem/320/de-gruyter-renommierte-mathematikzeitschrift-wird-open-access.