Boycotting Elsevier

Eric | October 8, 2014

Elsevier has been in the press for a long time, for their particularly strict negotiation style when it comes to negotiating access licenses to their contents. All of Fraunhofer has now decided that it cannot offer access to Elsevier publications any longer, as they have become too expensive. In particular, Elsevier is apparently blocking negotiations about digital-only access. It seems like they would rather continue killing trees for not reason than changing to a future-oriented business model.

For me this is the final straw that breaks the camel’s back. From now on I will boycott Elsevier, not publishing in their journals any longer and providing no reviewing services for Elsevier journals.

The time is really overdue for open-access journals!

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