We, scientists, create, provide and judge the science presented to journals. While we are not paid by the publishers, we pay to get access to this science.
Publishers who concentrate more and more journals within a few companies use their oligopoly to charge more and more and earn tremendous amounts of money. They use a snobbism about impact factors and the tyranny this exerts on the career of young scientists.
We can dilute this power in a simple way. Open access is the only answer. Whenever I have to choose one reference out of several, I shall from now on choose a reference to a paper that I and my readers can access freely on the Internet PubMed. If we all do that, we shall push the impact factor of those journals (printed or not) which do not grudge us.
If you agree with this message diffuse it.
(message originally from Pr Jacques E. Dumont, IRIBHM, ULB ; links are from myself)