Elsevier Boycott, Open Access, University Responses, etc.

Earlier this year, Congress tried to pass legislation that would have ended the NIH Pub Med Central repository [link]. This legislation failed, but Elsevier was a big backer of it. There is an active boycott – mostly among mathematicians – of Elsevier journals (publishing, reviewing, etc.). In addition, both Harvard and MIT professors have written letters in protest of some of Elsevier’s policies:

Faculty Advisory Council Memorandum on Journal Pricing: Major Periodical Subscriptions Cannot be Sustained
Faculty Advisory Council | Harvard University
April 17, 2012

New Open Access Working Group Formed: Formulating Response to Elsevier’s Policy Change
Richard Holton | MIT Facultly Newsletter
March/April 2012

And, a blast from the past. This has been simmering for some time:

Libraries take a stand
Harvard University Gazette
February 5, 2004

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