EUROMECH position on Open Access

 As a non-profit international scientific organization, EUROMECH supports all initiatives aimed at making the research carried out in Mechanics as visible as possible. Scientific publications play a central role in this visibility. Written by scientists, they are reviewed and handled by other scientists on the sole basis of quality criteria. This is why EUROMECH closely follows and encourages all initiatives aimed at guaranteeing access to scientific publications in the field of Mechanics to the widest possible audience. This goal may be achieved through the creation of new open access journals operated by scientists, or by seeking fair, sustainable and global agreements with existing publishers. Whatever the model for the dissemination of scientific results that will emerge from the various ongoing initiatives, it must leave the level of archival publications unaltered and should not prejudice existing high-quality journals, the reputation of which results from the long-lasting work of scientists.