Nature: To facilitate publication of scientific research, a new platform called the Episciences Project is scheduled to be launched this April. The brainchild of Jean-Pierre Demailly, a mathematician at the University of Grenoble in France, the project will consist of a series of free, open-access journals, whose articles will be culled from the arXiv preprint server. Each journal will have its own editor and editorial board, which will select the content and organize peer review of the articles. The Episciences platform will be maintained by the Center for Direct Scientific Communication, based in France. The project has the seal of approval of Tim Gowers, a Fields Medal winner and mathematician at the University of Cambridge who last year initiated a boycott of the world’s largest scientific journal publisher, Elsevier, in an effort to reform research publishing.