BOYCOTT AGAINST REED ELSEVIER   FEBRUARY 29TH 2012
     


 

BOYCOTT AGAINST REED ELSEVIER
(header part of the web page thecostofknowledge.com created by Tyler Neylon to support open research)



THE COST OF KNOWLEDGE
RESEARCHERS TAKING A STAND AGAINST ELSEVIER

Academics have protested against Elsevier's business practices for years with little effect. These are some of their objections:

  1. They charge exorbitantly high prices for subscriptions to individual journals.
  
  1. In the light of these high prices, the only realistic option for many libraries is to agree to buy very large "bundles", which will include many journals that those libraries do not actually want. Elsevier thus makes huge profits by exploiting the fact that some of their journals are essential.
  
  1. They support measures such as SOPA,  PIPA and the Research Works Act, that aim to restrict the free exchange of information.
     
The key to all these issues is the right of authors to achieve easily-accessible distribution of their work. If you would like to declare publicly that you will not support any Elsevier journal unless they radically change how they operate, then you can do so by filling in your details at the original full website at http://thecostofknowledge.com/.

More information: Statement of Protest   |   PolyMath journal publishing reform page

This site on cost of knowledge was built as a reaction in support of Timothy Gowers's post on Elsevier.
 

 


READ ABOUT THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS AT JOHN BAEZ'S BLOG "AZIMUTH"
 

 

 

FINAL CLAUSE IN REED ELSEVIER'S
TERMS AND CONDITIONS

If these Terms and Conditions are not accepted in full, you do not have permission to access the contents of this website and therefore should cease using this website immediately.

A vacuous clause, essentially not unlike a paper tiger, typical for basically fear-ridden companies like Reed Elsevier and presumably many others.
Laughing Out Loud !

 

 


 



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