Alexei Hohlov, Vice-President of the Russian Academy of Sciences, on the scientific and informational blockade – Search


Alexei Hohlov, vice-president of the Russian Academy of Sciences, published in his telegram channel a reflection on how Russian scientists will be able to access full text articles in scientific journals. Here is the full text.

“Published yesterday statement, statement the world’s largest publishers of scientific journals. According to this announcement, all sales and services of these publishers to Russian scientific organizations will be suspended.

This means that legal access to the largest collections of articles by Elsevier, Springer / Nature, IOP Publishers and others, as well as the abstract databases of the Web of Science and Scopus, will soon cease in Russia.

At the same time, it is confirmed that the articles of Russian authors, in the presence of positive reviews, will continue to be published in the journals of these publishers.

According to the signatories that signed the statement, they do not punish scientists, but scientific organizations. This sounds very strange, because the services listed above are used on a daily basis by active scientists, not administrators.

This statement is a serious challenge: after all, Russia accounts for only 2.5% of world science output. And as a result, 97.5% of our information is blocked. At the same time, I have no doubt that an adequate response will be found to this challenge.

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