OACIP: Combinatorial Theory

Open Access Community Investment Program Pilot Participant: Combinatorial Theory

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LYRASIS Open Access Community Investment Program (OACIP). The program's goal is to help match libraries, consortia, foundations, departments and other prospective scholarly publishing funders with non-profit publishers and journal editorial boards that are seeking financial investments to sustain or transition journals or books to Open Access (OA) publishing.

About Combinatorial Theory

Combinatorial Theory is a new open access mathematics journal that will publish papers in Combinatorics, an active area of mathematical research with applications throughout the mathematical, computational and natural sciences. Combinatorial Theory is owned by mathematicians who believe in the importance of unfettered access to research as a means of engaging the global combinatorial community. As such, it is an open access publication, with no fees for authors or readers.

Combinatorial Theory will embark on an inclusive vision that is international in scope, with a diverse editorial team seeking top research papers from combinatorial mathematicians worldwide. The journal is committed to fairness and mitigation of implicit biases in its selection processes, including double-blind refereeing. This makes it a pioneer among mathematics research journals.

Combinatorial Theory will be published on University of California’s eScholarship platform, managed by the California Digital Library (CDL), and will use EditFlow for its submission and peer review workflows. eScholarship Publishing provides comprehensive publication services for University of California-affiliated departments, research units, publishing programs, and individual scholars who seek to publish original, open access journals, books, conference proceedings, and other scholarship.

Investment Criteria

Each OACIP participant completes a standardized form which asks for the criteria that libraries and other investors require in order to make investment decisions. These criteria will provide transparency around issues important to investors in this space.

Funding Goal

Fully funded through 2025!

Funding Tiers

Five-year commitments are being sought for annual contributions at the tiered levels below:

Support Level

U.S. Classification (Carnegie Classification-Basic)

Canada Classification (CRKN Bands)

Recommended Support(US$)


Baccalaureate/Associate's; Associate’s; Special Focus 4-year; Special Focus 2-Year; Tribal Colleges & Universities; Academic Departments

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5



Master’s; Baccalaureate

Bands 6, 7, 8, 9




Bands 10, 11, 12, 13



Special Programs; Supporting Organizations

Special Programs; Supporting Organizations


Invest in this Program

The Combinatorial Theory Community

This program could not be successful without robust support from those in the library community and beyond shown below:

  • California Digital Library (CDL)
    • University of California - Berkeley
    • University of California - Davis
    • University of California - Irvine
    • University of California - Los Angeles
    • University of California - Merced
    • University of California - Riverside
    • University of California - San Diego
    • University of California - Santa Barbara
    • University of California - Santa Cruz
  • Iowa State University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Princeton University
  • Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB)
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Massachusetts - Amherst
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Rhode Island


More information is available at OACIP: Combinatorial Theory

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