The aim of the project was to build and offer a platform for a peer review OA publishing process for mathematical journals by means of open source software. A broad mathematics-specific infrastructure was implemented that already included the specific requirements of mathematical publications and their preparation in the production process. The technical backbone is the "Open Journal System" (OJS).
In addition, new components as well as processing and linking options, some of which were specifically tailored to the needs of mathematicians, were developed. These include in particular the possibility to process and manage TeX manuscripts, mathematical formula search, and the inclusion of mathematical software. This infrastructure is flanked by optional value-added services provided by FIZ Karlsruhe, such as technical and organizational support in using of the platform, editorial services, metadata standardization, reference linking, usage statistics, etc.
In general, publishers are charged for using these demand-oriented, customizable services. The financial model developed for this purpose ensures that the platform can be used and managed in a cost-efficient way and that it is available in the long term.
"Documenta Mathematica" by DMV also became part of the platform
Within the scope of the project, the German Mathematical Society (DMV) as a project partner shifted its publishing environment for the "Documenta Mathematica" to the newly created infrastructure.
The publishing platform is now an integral part of the mathematical digital library eLibM that provides an archive of a wide range of mathematical journals and can be perfectly integrated into international information systems. Academic societies and publishers from the mathematical community contributed advice and support to the project