Marie Farge, Frédéric Hélein. « Is the System of Scientific Publications on the Eve of a Revolution? And if so,Toward What? » (in: EMS Newsletter June 2018, p. 35-40) [.pdf]

« Today, researchers benefit from an extremely powerful electronic distribution system for scientific articles, which allows any researcher (whose institution has paid the subscription fees) to access, via the internet, most of the articles they need, instantaneously and regardless of one’s location. Electronic publishing has indeed enabled libraries to subscribe electronically to a very large number of journals, through so-called big deals, at rates that were initially affordable, especially in cases where these libraries partnered in consortia to negotiate with publishers. (…) »