Compositio Mathematica: Open Access

The London Mathematical Society publishes Compositio Mathematica on behalf of its owner, the Foundation Compositio Mathematica. The journal is printed and distributed by Cambridge University Press. 

Open Access policy

The Foundation Compositio Mathematica supports the transition to Open Access. The Foundation is committed to helping all authors of accepted papers to publish in compliance with their Funder requirements. 

Green Open Access

The journal Compositio Mathematica accepts submissions available on open archives or preprint repositories and allows authors to put their accepted manuscript immediately on arXiv or similar non-commercial preprint servers or an institutional repository as well as on the authors’ personal or institutional web page, without any embargo. The accepted manuscript is the version that incorporates all revisions due to peer review or editorial comment, but before the article has been copyedited and typeset by the publisher. We ask authors to add a DOI link on the preprint server or the repository of the author’s institution that links from the preprint version to the published version of the paper in the journal Compositio Mathematica.

It is not permitted to deposit the final, typeset version of the paper with the logo of the journal into a repository unless the authors have opted for gold open access.

Your funding agency may require that the accepted manuscript be available on arXiv (or similar preprint server) with a specific license. For example: 

If your research-funding body is a signatory of Plan S (see list here) or otherwise so explicitly requires, then you may deposit your accepted manuscript on arXiv or a similar non-commercial preprint server or repository with a CC-BY license.

In other circumstances we suggest that you use either a CC-BY-NC-ND license or a non-exclusive license when depositing your accepted manuscript on a preprint server such as arXiv or your institution’s repository.

Gold Open Access

Authors of papers accepted by Compositio Mathematica have the option to pay a charge* to have their article made freely available online in final published form. If your academic institution participates in a Read-and-Publish agreement with Cambridge University Press (see list here) and you are the Corresponding Author, then the charge will be zero.
Upon acceptance, authors will be asked to indicate whether they wish their paper to be published with Gold Open Access and under which Creative Commons license the paper should be distributed. If a Gold Open Access option is not selected, then the paper will be published free of author charge with standard subscription-based access.
*The Article Processing Charge (APC) applicable for papers submitted in 2020 is £2,000 or $3,000. For papers submitted from 2021, the APC will be £2,060 or $3,090.

Author and User Licences

If published under the gold open access model, the paper will be distributed under the terms of either

Users of articles published under open access will be entitled to use, reproduce, disseminate, or display these articles provided that:

  • the original authorship is properly and fully attributed;
  • the journal and publisher are attributed as the original place of publication with correct citation details given;
  • if an original work is subsequently reproduced or disseminated not in its entirety but only in part or as a derivative work this is clearly indicated;
  • no articles published with the CC-BY-NC licence are reproduced for commercial purposes without the prior consent of the London Mathematical Society (LMS) and payment to LMS of any appropriate fee.

Users have unrestricted rights to re-use open access content for educational and research purposes.