Compositio Mathematica moves to new publisher; cuts price 1/3
- van der Geer, Gerard. We can make a change. Notices of the AMS 51(5):493, May 2004. http://www.ams.org/notices/200405/commentary.pdf
Much like the analysis by Donald Knuth which led to the editorial board revolt at Academic Press' Journal of Algorithms, van der Geer "... became worried about the regular price increases that Kluwer Academic Publishers... imposed. These price increases threatened the orderly systems that had governed publishing in mathematics (and other sciences as well) for many years."
van der Geer and the Foundation Compositio Mathematica are to be commended for their awareness of the dangers to scholarly communication caused by unchecked journal subscription price increases and for having the willingness and fortitude to examine their options and to take action. - George Porter.