In pursuit of our mission, MSP is working to make our content more accessible to researchers and institutions with smaller budgets through the following programs.
Institutions eligible for more than one program may take advantage of any or all options open to them (except if not permitted by our program partners).
We are excited to have found an open-access model that is equitable and makes sense for mathematics. Starting with 2023, we are adopting the Subscribe to Open model for these journals:
- Geometry & Topology,
- Algebraic & Geometric Topology,
- Algebra & Number Theory,
- Analysis & PDE, and
- Pacific Journal of Mathematics.
Each year, if enough subscribers continue to support the journal, that year’s articles will be published open access — free to read by everyone and with no author charges. Read more about it here.
Since 2021, MSP offers free perpetual electronic access to MSP-owned journals for accredited Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the United States. To request an Equity in Education subscription as an accredited HBCU, please contact us or email email@example.com and note that your institution is an HBCU. The list of available journals is subject to change and will be specified on the license form.
Since 2022, MSP provides free access to our journals through Research4Life. Institutions belonging to the countries listed in R4L’s groups A or B may register with Research4Life to obtain free access to MSP content.
The list of journals available through R4L is subject to change and can be seen on the MSP page at Research4Life.
Since 2020, MSP provides free access to MSP’s journals through EIFL. This is available to libraries in these 29 countries: Albania, Armenia, Congo (Democratic Republic), Ethiopia, Fiji, Georgia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lesotho, Malawi, Maldives, Moldova, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, North Macedonia, Palestine, Senegal, Sudan, Tanzania, Ukraine, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Interested libraries should complete the licence acceptance form which they can obtain from the EIFL Licensing Coordinator in their country. Electronic Information for Libraries (EIFL) is a not-for-profit organization that works with libraries to enable access to knowledge in developing and transition economy countries in Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America.
The list of journals available through EIFL is subject to change and will be specified on the license form.
Since 2020, MSP has offered a nearly 50% discount on the electronic subscription to the standard MSP Package to institutions in countries of lower-middle and low income (as classified by the World Bank). This is listed as the LMI price on our price list.
To take advantage of this discount, please contact us or email firstname.lastname@example.org and request an invoice for an LMI subscription to the MSP package. (For institutions in India, please note that MSP’s exclusive distributor is Hindustan Book Agency.)
Since 2022, MSP has implemented tiered pricing for its journal subscriptions. Institutions who are not in Carnegie group R1 (institutions of very high research activity) or who have a Shanghai rank below 500 will be offered a lower price. See here for a complete description and an explanation.