In order to operate a publishing house, the European Mathematical Society has created a corporation called European Mathematical Foundation. Although the EMF is legally a separate structure from the EMS, the statutes (english, deutsch) and bylaws (english, deutsch) of the foundation ensure the decisive influence of the EMS through the participation of committee members on the board of trustees. Moreover, the editorial boards of our journals and book series will consist of mathematicians approved by the EMS and sympathetic with its aims.
The EMS Publishing House is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the publication of high-quality peer-reviewed journals and high-quality books, on all academic levels and in all fields of pure and applied mathematics. The proceeds from the sale of our publications will be used to keep the Publishing House on a sound financial footing; any excess funds will be spent in compliance with the purposes of the EMF laid down in its statutes (see above). The prices of our products will be set as low as is practicable in the light of our mission and market conditions.
Editorial of the EMS Newsletter, Issue 42, December 2001