American Mathematical Society Thursday, 26 October 2017

AMS Research Journals Archive is Digitized

The American Mathematical Society (AMS) has established a complete digital archive of its mathematical research journals.... All back issues, starting with each journal's inaugural issue through 2005, are now freely available in electronic format. (10/8/10) Content prior to 2012 is available online at no cost. A 5 year rolling current file/wall for the free online access applies. The only exception to this is Memoirs, as Memoirs is a journal and a book. (16/11/16)

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Contemporary Mathematics series available electronicall from 2012

Contemporary Mathematics series. Available in electronic format for 2012! Please note: For the pilot year (2012), these products are only available to customers in North America. 4 Nov. 2011

AMS eBooks

This page is primarily for the information of CAUL/CEIRC members who wish to subscribe to this publisher's products and/or services.  It provides information about offers to CAUL and CAUL-specific pricing, and links to relevant pages on the publisher's own web site.  For other information, please go directly to American Mathematical Society.


See also Offers to CAUL/CEIRC - Licences - Technical/Sales Support - Statistics


MathSciNet is the online version of the AMS publications Mathematical Reviews, from 1940 to present, and Current Mathematical Publications.

AMS eBooks Program
AMS Membership

Benefits for Institutions (6/7/13)

International Institutional Membership for CAUL Institutions (6/7/13)

Mathematical Reviews(MR)
Current Mathematical Publications(CMP) on the Web


AMS eBooks License Agreement (25/7/14)

"A signed license agreement is required for electronic versions of AMS products. You may download and complete the MathSciNet License Agreement and return to AMS Customer Services, 201 Charles Street, Providence, RI 02904-2294, U.S.A." (10/10/12)

MathSciNet Terms of Use (10/10/12)

MathSciNet 2011 License Agreement - institutional licence (under discussion, 16/5/11)

MathSciNet Consortium License Agreement [Exhibit A: Acknowledgment of Terms and Conditions may also be downloaded for each member of the consortium to complete and return to the AMS]

CAUL licence agreement signed in 2000, no change has been made to the agreement (21/7/08)

Use of course-packs or electronic reserve – this is allowed even though the license agreement may not make that very clear.

Linking direct to article level – since the license is for an abstracting/indexing/reviewing database and not a journal or a book, this doesn’t need to be addressed.

Technical/Sales Support

Sales Contact: Brenda Lima, Customer Service Representative (17/7/17)

Shirley Hill, Group Coordinator, Commercial & Consortia

Technical Contact:

If you are having access problems, do an IP Address check on the computers where you cannot gain access using the following link:

WCAG compliance:
We don’t meet WCAG guidelines, we meet Section 508 VPAT standards. (24/7/15)

Note that whether you use the web interface or the SUSHI server, you will need a username (institution code) and password. To receive that information, please send email to or fax your request to 401-455-4046.  Please be sure to include your name, title and complete address information for your institution. Note that all requests need to be in writing and the person making the request should be the current contact person on one or more of the electronic product subscriptions. Usernames and passwords will not be provided to agents, booksellers or any other third parties.
(The institution code is included in the CAUL pricing spreadsheet) (2/5/14)

CAUL Pricing / Offers to CAUL/CEIRC

Members-only documents may be viewed from the display at the end of this page.

AMS Ejournal Pilot Program 2014 - proposal for CAUL (19/7/13) [Members only]
see also AMS EJournal Pilot Program 2014 pricing for CAUL (19/7/13) [Members only]

MathSciNet Consortium Pricing - standard model (9/8/10)

Consortia pricing consists of the same two fees involved with single subscriptions to Mathematical Reviews products--the Data Access Fee (DAF) and the Product Delivery Fee. The Consortium DAF is based on the number of previous subscribers (DAF-holders) in the group. Consortia MSN fees are calculated per site based on "Mathematical Activity" (MA). For academic institutions, different campuses are considered different sites even if they are within the same city. IP domains supporting usage from other sites are specifically prohibited unless those other sites are listed as Consortium members in this agreement. If a site can not preclude access by remote sites, then those sites are required to be included as Consortium members.

For CAUL/CEIRC pricing, a consortium benefit applies to those original subscribers for whom AMS charges the full DAF.  The CEIRC consortium benefit is derived from new subscribers, who are not charged a DAF by the AMS, but who contribute a "partial DAF" to the consortium.

MathSciNet 2017 pricing for CAUL (6/10/16)

MathSciNet 2016 pricing for CAUL (21/10/15)

MathSciNet 2015 pricing for CAUL (20/8/14)

MathSciNet 2014 pricing for CAUL (8/11/13)

MathSciNet 2013 pricing for CAUL (27/8/12)

MathSciNet 2012 pricing for CAUL (16/5/11, on hold 17/5/11 pending revision of pricing)

MathSciNet 2011 pricing for CAUL (9/8/10)

MathSciNet 2010 pricing for CAUL (updated 13/7/09)

MathSciNet 2009 pricing for CAUL (21/7/08)

MathSciNet 2008 pricing for CAUL  (9/8/07)

MathSciNet 2007 pricing for CAUL  (16/6/06)

MathSciNet 2006 pricing for CAUL (1/7/05, updated 10/8/05)

MathSciNet 2005 pricing for CAUL

MathSciNet 2004 pricing for CAUL

MathSciNet 2003 pricing for CAUL

MathSciNet 2002 pricing for CAUL

MathSciNet 2001 pricing for CAUL

MathSciNet 2000 proposal for CAUL
MathSciNet 2000 pricing for CAUL



The American Mathematical Society has provided information about a CAUL consortium deal for 1998.

Some initial comments:
* they have given us a total cost for a consortium of the institutions who expressed interest; some of these may decide not to join, while others may decide to join. It is up to the consortium to work out how much each site in the consortium contributes to the consortium subscription.
* any member of the consortium can subscribe to classic Mathematical Reviews in 1998 for $389 (the paper version of MR)
* access to MathSciNet will be made available to consortium members when payment, the signed Site License and Site Acknowledgements have been received at the AMS. For example, if this occurs on 15 September 1997, the access will be made available from this date through 31 December 1998.

The AMS philosophy is:

  • to increase access to MathSciNet for sites that historically could not afford it;
  • to maintain Data Access Fee (DAF) revenue in order to maintain and improve MathSci database;
  • to establish MathSciNet pricing which is related to a site's mathematical activity.

Total MSN 
Consortium Price
= Consortium Data 
Access Fee (DAF)
+ Consortium 
MSN fee

Data Access Fee (DAF) = N x $5,460 + $500 (where N = # of old subscribers; $5,460 = 1998 single site DAF)
MathSciNet Fee (MSN Fee) = sum of MSNs (where each institution's MSN is based on its mathematical activity (MA) = # of papers reviewed in MR from 1994-1996 by authors at this site; MSNs = lesser of: $1775 or $250 + $20 x MA)