The Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des sciences
Created in 1835 by the French physicist Arago, who was then the Perpetual Secretary of the Académie, the Comptes Rendus de l’Académie des sciences is a journal that enables researchers to make their research promptly known to the wide international scientific community. .
This set of seven publications spans the whole field of scientific research, as its titles make it obvious: Mathématique (mathematics), Mécanique (mechanics), Chimie (chemistry), Biologies (biology), Géoscience (geoscience), Physique (physics) and Palévol (palaeontology, prehistory and evolutionary sciences). Each series is driven by its editor-in-chief with the assistance of its editorial board. The articles submitted are evaluated by two scientists of recognized expertise in the field. These may be notes, announcing significant, new results, or summaries that provide clarification, or conference proceedings, or other publications such as thematic issues, under the direction of guest editors-in-chief from France or abroad.
Since January 1st, 2016, the 7 in-house reviews, or as they are called “series”, that make up the Comptes Rendus are edited exclusively in an immaterial e-format. Paper copies subscriptions have thus been terminated.
Papers the first author of which is attached to a French institution or research establishment are published in full and with free access throughout the world.
Papers the first author of which is attached to a non-French institution or research establishment can be accessed via personal subscriptions (EM Consulte) or in a collective form (via ScienceDirect), or can be purchased on a pay-per-view basis.