Project Euclid states in their Mission & Goals that their mission “is to advance scholarly communication in the field of theoretical and applied mathematics and statistics. Project Euclid is designed to address the unique needs of low-cost independent and society journals.”
Cornell University Library received start-up funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to develop Project Euclid, and launched Project Euclid in 2003. More recently, Cornell partnered with Duke University Press to manage Project Euclid.
Project Euclid is a model of bringing mathematics and statistics literature to the world at both a low cost and effectively. It provides a mixture of open access, subscription, and hosted subscription content. It provides a way for small publishers (especially societies) to host their math or statistics journal content on the Project Euclid site and pass the savings (as well as an enhanced interface) onto the subscribing institutions.
Currently, over sixty journal titles appear on the site. More recently, books and conference proceedings are being added. The recent addition of the MathJax utility makes its content better than ever. Project Euclid’s scope is worldwide, with colleges, universities, and societies from Japan, Belgium, Brazil, Iran, Poland, and Spain, as well as the International Statistical Institute, providing access via Project Euclid.
Over a dozen articles have been written about Project Euclid over the years, lauding its impact on the development of new publishing models, Project Euclid not only provides low-cost solutions that enhance access to the mathematics literature, it also has enabled other libraries to contribute to the scholarly record through the release of DPubS, an open-source publishing platform. For the transformative nature of their work expanding and redefining the role of libraries in publishing, the PAM Division awards Project Euclid with our 2011 PAM Division Award.