Comptes Rendus

Created in 1835 by the physicist François Arago, then Permanent Secretary, the journal Comptes Rendus of the French Academy of sciences allows researchers to make their work known to the international scientific community.

It is divided into seven series covering the whole range of research fields in exact and applied sciences: Mathématique, Mécanique, Chimie, Biologies, Géoscience - Sciences de la planète, Physique and Palevol (evolutionary paleontology). Each title is led by one or more editor(s)-in-chief, assisted by editorial boards. The articles submitted are reviewed by scientists with recognized competence in the field concerned.

Initially created to briefly announce significant new results, the Comptes Rendus have evolved considerably and now publish research articles, review articles, historical or biographical articles, as well as thematic issues directed by guest editors, French or foreign.

For more information on the editorial line of each series and on its submission procedure, consult the series' website.


The Académie des sciences commits to open access

Since January 1, 2020, the Comptes Rendus of the Academy of Sciences are published in diamond open access, free of charge for authors (no Article Processing Charges to pay) as well as for readers (all articles are freely accessible without subscription, and reusable under a Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license).

This diamond model is made possible thanks to the collaboration of the Académie with the Mersenne Center for Open Scientific Publishing, which publishes the Mathématique, Physique, Mécanique, Chimie, Géoscience and Biologies series, as well as with the National Museum of Natural History, co-publisher of the Palevol series.

Since summer 2023, issues published between 2002 and 2019 in collaboration with Elsevier have also been made available in open access, directly on the sites of each series. The articles in these issues can be reused under a Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license. The Académie des Sciences would like to express its sincere thanks to the Elsevier France team, and in particular to its Chairman Daniel Rodriguez, who made this republication possible.

For more information on the previous publishers of Comptes Rendus and their online publishing policy, please consult our dedicated page.


Learn more about the Académie des sciences' commitment to open science.

Comptes Rendus. Mathématique
Comptes Rendus - Mathématique


Comptes Rendus. Mécanique
Comptes Rendus - Mécanique


Comptes Rendus. Physique
Comptes Rendus - Physique


Comptes Rendus. Géoscience
Comptes Rendus - Géoscience


Comptes Rendus. Palevol
Comptes Rendus - Palevol


Comptes Rendus. Chimie
Comptes Rendus - Chimie


Comptes Rendus. Biologies
Comptes Rendus - Biologies


Vies des sciences
Vie des sciences


Director of publication for the Mathématique, Mécanique, Physique, Géoscience and Palevol series: Étienne Ghys, Permanent Secretary of the First Division of the Academy of Sciences

Director of publication for the series Chimie and Biologies Antoine Triller, Permanent Secretary of the Second Division of the Academy of Sciences

Editors of each series: See the page "Organization" of each series of the Comptes rendus

Director of the publications service of the Academy of Sciences: Justine Fabre

Assistant to the Director of the Publications ServiceVirginie Decosta

Scientific secretary or editorial secretary of each series: See the "About" page of each series of the Comptes rendus