|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Sept 2021|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
Although we are very happy with the outstanding position that the EJVES has achieved, the success also results in challenges. Scientific publishing is very dynamic and in permanent motion. Most of the work is performed, and financed, by the researchers, their institutions, or by funding bodies. However, publishing scientific reports in a reader friendly way and making them accessible to the medical community requires professional expertise and resources, too. Publisher’s expenses and funding have become a hot political issue recently. 15 Should these expenses be paid by the reader in a classic subscription model, which is still the most common situation today, but may impede fair access to possibly important research results? Or should those who already funded the expensive research also provide for its publication to ensure ‘open access’? Or is ‘open access’ to research findings a societal obligation, and governments should use taxpayer money for that (e.g. Plan S)?