Survey of mathematical publishing
Published on (GMT) by David Roberts
We sought to understand how those engaged in mathematical research viewed the importance of enhancing access to the mathematics research literature and their interest in a wider range of innovations, including changes to peer review and publication practice. We also aimed to get feedback from the mathematics community on specific issues they saw with mathematical journals. An online survey instrument was made available from 12 April 2016 and submissions were initially solicited through personal email and social media, and research mathematics mailing lists. In order to increase the number of responses, we made a second wave of approaches to recent authors in mathematics journals and mathematics departments worldwide. The survey questions addressed general questions of desire for change, specific issues, and the association of specific factors with journal prestige.