Tuesday, May 29, 2007

A Journal Without Editors

Here is another bit of trivia related to publication issues. The latest issue of the Elsevier Journal "Topology" has appeared without any mention of an editorial board. (The page that normally lists the editors is blank.) I looked at the home page for the journal, and there is no mention of editors there either. The guide for authors states

"For information regarding current submissions please contact topology@elsevier.com. "

As you probably know, the entire editorial board of Topology resigned last year. (The resignation letter is available here.) The board has founded a new journal, Journal of Topology, published by the London Mathematical Society and Oxford University Press. The price of the journal will be roughly one third of the price of the Elsevier journal.


Anonymous said...

The link to the interesting resignation letter is not correct.. to many dots..


Luca Aceto said...

Thanks Davide. I have corrected the link.

Kari said...

That's interesting. For quite a while after the resignation the editorial board, the journal was published with the names of the old editors on the first page. The publishers justified this by saying that the former editors had agreed to handle papers submitted before the resignation. However the common consensus among topologists is that they were trying to save face, and that this was seemingly against the wishes of the former editors.