Stop glorifying legacy journals and impact factor. Just stop. The quality of science is fully independent from where it is published. To act otherwise is intellectual dishonesty. If you are established you have a duty to convey this message to stakeholders, grant agencies, etc.
and this, the prestige signal also tells a lot about the approach to science and the processes that shape it. https://twitter.com/brembs/status/1481603302282383366?t=fVlb0eMWYrkij0bxq9WHbA&s=19
it is impossible at the moment to just focus on doing "normal science" without material investment in rebuilding our modes of scientific communication. as publishers continue to gamify the practice of science with surveillance-based metrics, that will only become more true.
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