Topology (journal)

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Discipline Topology
Language English
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Publication history
Frequency Bimonthly
Standard abbreviations
ISSN 0040-9383
LCCN 65002707
OCLC  no. 77547955

Topology was a peer-reviewed mathematical journal covering topology and geometry. It was established in 1962 and was published by Elsevier. The last issue of Topology appeared in 2009.

Peer review evaluation of work by one or more people of similar competence to the producers of the work

Peer review is the evaluation of work by one or more people with similar competences as the producers of the work (peers). It functions as a form of self-regulation by qualified members of a profession within the relevant field. Peer review methods are used to maintain quality standards, improve performance, and provide credibility. In academia, scholarly peer review is often used to determine an academic paper's suitability for publication. Peer review can be categorized by the type of activity and by the field or profession in which the activity occurs, e.g., medical peer review.

Topology Branch of mathematics

In mathematics, topology is concerned with the properties of space that are preserved under continuous deformations, such as stretching, twisting, crumpling and bending, but not tearing or gluing.

Geometry branch of mathematics that measures the shape, size and position of objects

Geometry is a branch of mathematics concerned with questions of shape, size, relative position of figures, and the properties of space. A mathematician who works in the field of geometry is called a geometer.


Pricing dispute

On 10 August 2006, after months of unsuccessful negotiations with Elsevier about the price policy of library subscriptions, the entire editorial board of the journal handed in their resignation, effective 31 December 2006. [1] [2] Subsequently, two more issues appeared in 2007 with papers that had been accepted before the resignation of the editors. [3] In early January the former editors instructed Elsevier to remove their names from the website of the journal, [4] but Elsevier refused to comply, justifying their decision by saying that the editorial board should remain on the journal until all of the papers accepted during its tenure had been published.

The editorial board is a group of experts, usually at a publication, who dictate the tone and direction the publication's editorial policy will take.

In 2007 the former editors of Topology announced the launch of the Journal of Topology , [5] published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the London Mathematical Society at a significantly lower price. [6] Its first issue appeared in January 2008.

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London Mathematical Society

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  1. Editorial Board of Topology. "Letter to Mr Robert Ross, Elsevier Science" (PDF). Retrieved 2008-03-11.
  2. Shapiro, Gary (October 26, 2006). "A Rebellion Erupts Over Journals Of Academia". The New York Sun . The New York Sun. p. Front Page. Retrieved 2006-12-04.
  3. Jim Davis. "Email to Algebraic Topology Discussion List" . Retrieved 2007-01-13.[ unreliable source? ]
  4. Ulrike Tillmann. "Email to Algebraic Topology Discussion List" . Retrieved 2007-01-13.[ unreliable source? ]
  5. "Oxford Journals | Mathematics & Physical Sciences | Journal of Topology". Oxford University Press. 2012-03-01. Retrieved 2012-03-11.
  6. "Journal of Topology". London Mathematical Society. Retrieved 2012-03-11.