Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Boycott of Elsevier Gathering Steam

In today's Chronicle of Higher Ed, As Journal Boycott Grow, Elsevier Defends Its Practices, the list of scientists joining the boycott is growing rapidly. It is an indication perhaps that finally the impact of having access to openly accessibly articles as per the NIH mandate and the perceived threat of the Research Works Act which has Elsevier's support could be a driving issue to galvanize change.  From today's Chronicle: "And, most recently, Elsevier has supported a proposed federal law, the Research Works Act (HR 3699), that could prevent agencies like the National Institutes of Health from making all articles written by grant recipients freely available."  To see the growing list of scientists who are joining the boycott, see Cost of Knowledge website. 

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