The SFE² takes position :

“Opinion statement of the SFE² regarding the scientific publishing system

The current scientific publishing system does not serve the interests of science because it slows down the publication of new findings and hinders their dissemination to the scientific community and the general public. The delays between the findings and their publication are long because of a fierce competition for journals with the highest impact factors1, which often results in multiple submissions. Then, the prohibitive prices of subscriptions2 or open access publishing in most journals very strongly limit the dissemination of knowledge. […]”

Also available in French :

“Position de la SFE² concernant le système de publication scientifique”

Position de la SFE² concernant le système de publication scientifique

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