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== The cost of knowledge ==
 
== The cost of knowledge ==
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[http://thecostofknowledge.com/ The cost of knowledge] is a web page at which one may register a protest against the practices of Elsevier by pledging not to submit a paper to an Elsevier journal, not to referee for an Elsevier journal, not to join an editorial board of an Elsevier journal, or some combination of the three.  This site was inspired by the following blog post:
 
[http://thecostofknowledge.com/ The cost of knowledge] is a web page at which one may register a protest against the practices of Elsevier by pledging not to submit a paper to an Elsevier journal, not to referee for an Elsevier journal, not to join an editorial board of an Elsevier journal, or some combination of the three.  This site was inspired by the following blog post:
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See also [http://blog.thecostofknowledge.com/ the blog associated to the cost of knowledge site].  A poster for the protest may be [http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/elsevier_boycott_poster.pdf found here].
 
See also [http://blog.thecostofknowledge.com/ the blog associated to the cost of knowledge site].  A poster for the protest may be [http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/elsevier_boycott_poster.pdf found here].
  
There have since been many reactions to this protest:
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There have been [[The cost of knowledge|numerous reactions to this protest from both traditional and new media]].
  
=== Reactions from blogs ===
 
  
* [http://gowers.wordpress.com/2012/01/23/httpthecostofknowledge-com/  The cost of knowledge], Timothy Gowers, January 23, 2012.
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== Open Access journals ==
* [http://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2012/01/26/ban-elsevier/ Ban Elsevier], John Baez, January 26, 2012.
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* [http://www.scottaaronson.com/blog/?p=891 Boycott Elsevier!], Scott Aaronson, January 26, 2012.
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* [http://terrytao.wordpress.com/2012/01/26/the-cost-of-knowledge/ The cost of knowledge], Terence Tao, January 26, 2012.
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* [http://dabacon.org/pontiff/?p=5982 Why boycott Elsevier?], Adam Harrow, January 27, 2012.
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* [http://cameroncounts.wordpress.com/2012/01/29/publishers-wars/ Publisher's wars], Peter Cameron, January 29, 2012.
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* [http://gowers.wordpress.com/2012/01/29/whats-wrong-with-electronic-journals/ What's wrong with electronic journals], Tim Gowers, January 29, 2012.
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* [http://sbseminar.wordpress.com/2012/01/30/thinking-about-elsevier-replacements/ Thinking about Elsevier replacements], David Speyer, January 30, 2012.
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* [http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2012/02/01/stand-down-journal-referee/ Comfort is the death knell of academia: why I’m standing down as a journal referee], Matthew Todd, LSE Impact Blog, February 1, 2012.
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* [http://www.scilogs.de/wblogs/blog/detritus/sonstiges/2012-02-01/boykottiert-elsevier-unterst-tzt-open-access Boykottiert Elsevier! Unterstützt Open Access!], Martin Ballaschk, February 1, 2012. (German)
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* [http://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2012/02/02/mysteries-of-the-elsevier-boycott Mysteries of the Elsevier Boycott], Rick Anderson, February 2, 2012.
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** [http://breakingculture.tumblr.com/post/17112742228/unraveling-boycott-mysteries Unraveling (some of) the mysteries of the Elsevier Boycott], Sean Johnson Andrews, February 6, 2012.
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** [http://www.against-the-grain.com/2012/02/multigrain-discussion-another-response-to-the-elsevier-boycott/ Multigrain Discussion: Another Response to the Elsevier Boycott], Chuck Hamaker, February 14, 2012.
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* [http://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2012/02/02/the-elsevier-boycott-does-it-make-sense The Elsevier Boycott — Does It Make Sense?], Kent Anderson, February 2, 2012.
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* [http://www.michaeleisen.org/blog/?p=890 You are Elsevier: time to overcome our fears and kill subscription journals], Michael Eisen, February 3, 2012.
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** [http://scienceblogs.com/denialism/2012/02/eisen_calls_for_elsevier_boyco.php Eisen calls for Elsevier Boycott - but can we all go OA?], Mark Hoofnagle, February 6, 2012.
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* [http://stochastictrend.blogspot.com/2012/02/in-defence-of-elsevier.html In Defence of Elsevier], David Stern, February 4, 2012.
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* [http://blog.mathunion.org/journals/?no_cache=1&tx_t3blog_pi1%5BblogList%5D%5BshowUid%5D=30&tx_t3blog_pi1%5BblogList%5D%5Byear%5D=2012&tx_t3blog_pi1%5BblogList%5D%5Bmonth%5D=02&tx_t3blog_pi1%5BblogList%5D%5Bday%5D=05&cHash=a2d6424f899302a7ea3b75b9bb591802 More reasons to support the Elsevier boycott], Doug Arnold, IMU blog on mathematical journals, February 5, 2012.
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* [http://gowers.wordpress.com/2012/02/08/a-more-formal-statement-about-mathematical-publishing/ A more formal statement about mathematical publishing], Timothy Gowers, February 8, 2012.
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* [http://scientopia.org/blogs/drugmonkey/2012/02/08/explaining-resistance-to-the-elsevier-boycott-practicalities/ Explaining resistance to the Elsevier boycott: Practicalities.], DrugMonkey, February 8, 2012.
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* [http://neurodojo.blogspot.com/2012/02/whens-scientists-and-published.html When scientists’ and publishers’ motivations align], Zen Faulkes, February 9, 2012.
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* [https://etechlib.wordpress.com/2012/02/11/about-the-elsevier-controversy-and-essential-science/ About the Elsevier Controversy and Essential Science], PF Anderson, February 11, 2012.
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* [http://www.science3point0.com/palphy/2012/02/12/journal-mega-bundles-thecostofknowledge/ Journal mega-bundles & TheCostOfKnowledge], Ross Mounce, February 12, 2012.
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* [http://mathbabe.org/2012/02/13/mathematics-has-an-occupy-moment/ Mathematics has an Occupy moment], Cathy O'Neil, February 13, 2012.
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* [http://svpow.wordpress.com/2012/02/13/a-window-of-opportunity-for-elsevier/ A window of opportunity for Elsevier], Mike Taylor, February 13, 2012.
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* [http://mhpbooks.com/49648/5000-profs-join-boycott-of-elsevier-publications-in-international-academic-spring/ 5,000 profs join boycott of Elsevier publications in international “academic spring”], Dennis Johnson, February 14, 2012.
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* [http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2012/02/15/after-elsevier-boycott-green-open-access What comes after the Elsevier boycott? The answer might be found by following the ‘Green’ road to open access], Neil Stewart, LSE Impact Blog, February 15, 2012.
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* [http://mhpbooks.com/50115/whats-next-in-the-elsevier-boycott/ What’s next in the Elsevier boycott?], Dennis Johnson, Melville House, February 16, 2012.
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* [http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2012/02/opinion/barbara-fister/joining-the-movement-a-call-to-action-peer-to-peer-review/ Joining the Movement: A Call to Action | Peer to Peer Review] Barbara Fister, Library Journal, February 16, 2012
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* [http://www.scilogs.de/wblogs/blog/mathematik-im-alltag/allgemein/2012-02-19/boykottiert-elsevier-ich-boykottiere-elsevier Boykottiert Elsevier! Ich boykottiere Elsevier!], Gunter Ziegler, February 19, 2012. (German)
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* [http://burttotaro.wordpress.com/2012/02/19/i-am-not-a-radical-but-i-am-boycotting-elsevier/ I am not a radical, but I am boycotting Elsevier], Burt Totaro, February 19, 2012.
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* [http://audsandens.blogspot.com/2012/02/taking-control-more-reasons-for.html Taking Control: More Reasons for the Elsevier Boycott], Aaron Barlow, February 20, 2012.
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* [http://www.weeklyweinersmith.com/?p=211 The Elsevier Boycott], Zach and Kelly Wienersmith, February 21, 2012. (Podcast)
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* [http://scienceblogs.com/webeasties/2012/02/the_future_of_science_pub.php The Future of Science Publishing], Kevin Bonham, February 21, 2012.
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* [http://scienceblogs.com/confessions/2012/02/elsevier_boycott_time_for_libr.php Elsevier boycott: Time for librarians to rise up!], John Dupuis, February 21, 2012.
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* [http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2012/02/22/elsevier-price-boycotters-untruth/ Elsevier have a right to price their journals as they see fit, but they must be honest in their reasoning and not attack boycotters with untruths], Tim Leunig, LSE Impact blog, February 22, 2012.
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* [http://thethesiswhisperer.wordpress.com/2012/02/22/the-academic-writers-strike/ The academic writer’s strike], Inger Mewburn, February 22, 2012.
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* [http://gigaom.com/2012/02/22/why-do-we-need-academic-journals-in-the-first-place/ Why do we need academic journals in the first place?], Mathew Ingram, GigaOM, February 22, 2012.
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* [http://ittakes30.wordpress.com/2012/02/23/why-boycott-elsevier/ Why boycott Elsevier?], Becky Ward, February 23, 2012.
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* [http://breakingculture.tumblr.com/post/18380845829/elseviers-strategy-and-the-long-war Elsevier's strategy and the long war], Sean Johnson Andrews, February 27, 2012.
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* [http://gavialib.com/2012/02/elsevier-blinks-once/ Elsevier blinks, once], Library Loon, February 27, 2012.
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* [http://www.scienceguide.nl/201202/%E2%80%9Cthe-rwa-is-dead%E2%80%9D.aspx "The RWA is dead"], Cameron Neylon, ScienceGuide, February 27, 2012.
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* [http://svpow.wordpress.com/2012/02/27/holy-poop-they-did-it-elsevier-withdraws-support-for-the-research-works-act/ Holy poop! They did it! Elsevier withdraws support for the Research Works Act], Michael Taylor, February 27, 2012.
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* [http://www.michaeleisen.org/blog/?p=988 We won the Battle of the Research Works Act. Now let’s win the War for Open Access.], Michael Eisen, February 27, 2012.
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=== News aggregators ===
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* These lists are taken from the [http://www.doaj.org/ Directory of Open Access Journals] (limited to peer-reviewed journals).
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** Perhaps someone could spell out or cut/paste the DOAJ lists below, like the Elsevier list.
  
* [http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=3494340 Fields medalist Tim Gowers: Elsevier — my part in its downfall], Hacker News, January 21, 2012
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* In [http://www.doaj.org/doaj?func=subject&cpid=58&uiLanguage=en mathematics]
* [http://www.reddit.com/r/math/comments/oqirf/one_mathematicians_stance_against_elsevier/ One mathematician's stance against Elsevier], Reddit, January 22, 2012.
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* [http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=3501561 The Cost of Knowledge: Researchers taking a stand against Elsevier], Hacker News, January 23, 2012.
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* [http://science.slashdot.org/story/12/01/27/1322234/scientists-organize-elsevier-boycott Scientists organize Elsevier boycott], Slashdot, January 27, 2012.
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* [http://www.metafilter.com/112178/Scientists-boycott-Elsevier Scientists boycott Elsevier], Metafilter, January 29, 2012.
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* [http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=3534298 Elsevier Publishing Boycott Gathers Steam Among Academics], Hacker News, January 30, 2012.
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* [http://www.reddit.com/r/math/comments/pepuo/thanks_to_angry_mathematicians_elseviers/ Thanks to angry mathematicians, Elsevier's publishing model might be about to go up in smoke], Reddit, February 7, 2012.
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* [http://news.slashdot.org/story/12/02/27/2339215/publisher-pulls-supports-research-works-act-killed Publisher Pulls Supports; 'Research Works Act' Killed], Slashdot, February 27, 2012.
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=== Coverage by the media ===
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* In [http://www.doaj.org/doaj?func=subject&cpid=59&uiLanguage=en statistics]
  
* [http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/01/28/scientists_boycott_elsevier/ Blog blast births boffin boycott of publisher Elsevier], Iain Thomson, the Register, January 28, 2012.
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* In [http://www.doaj.org/doaj?func=subject&cpid=114&uiLanguage=en computer science], e.g.
* [http://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2012/01/28/elseviers-publishing-model-might-be-about-to-go-up-in-smoke/ Elsevier's Publishing Model Might be About to Go Up in Smoke], Tim Worstall, Forbes, January 28, 2012.
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** [http://www.jair.org/ Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research]
* [http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/01/testify-the-open-science-movement-catches-fire/ Testify: The Open-Science Movement Catches Fire] David Dobbs, Wired, January 30, 2012.
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** [http://www.lmcs-online.org Logical Methods in Computer Science]
* [http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/elsevier-publishing-boycott-gathers-steam-among-academics/35216 Elsevier Publishing Boycott Gathers Steam Among Academics], Josh Fischman, The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 30, 2012.
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** [http://jmlr.csail.mit.edu/ Journal of Machine Learning Research]
* [http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20120130/13030217589/will-academics-boycott-elsevier-be-tipping-point-open-access-another-embarrassing-flop.shtml Will Academics' Boycott Of Elsevier Be The Tipping Point For Open Access -- Or Another Embarrassing Flop?], Glyn Moody, Techdirt, January 31, 2012.
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** [http://theoryofcomputing.org/ Theory of Computing]
* [http://boingboing.net/2012/01/31/scientists-boycott-elsevier-ov.html Scientists and scholars boycott Elsevier over bad business practices and copyright maximalism], Cory Doctorow, Boingboing, January 31, 2012.
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** [http://www.jucs.org/ Journal of Universal Computer Science]
* [http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2012/01/publishing/petition-targeting-elseviers-business-practices-begins-to-snowball/ Petition Targeting Elsevier’s Business Practices Begins to Snowball], Michael Kelley, Library Journal, January 31, 2012.
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** [http://cjtcs.cs.uchicago.edu/ Chicago Journal of Theoretical Computer Science]
* [http://www.thebookseller.com/news/academics-call-boycott-elsevier.html Academics call for boycott of Elsevier], Charlotte Williams, The Bookseller, January 31, 2012.
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** [http://jcgt.org Journal of Computer Graphics Techniques]
* [http://chronicle.com/article/As-Journal-Boycott-Grows/130600/ As Journal Boycott Grows, Elsevier Defends Its Practices], Josh Fischman, The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 31, 2012.
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* [http://arstechnica.com/science/news/2012/01/researchers-boycott-publisher-will-they-embrace-instant-publishing.ars Researchers boycott publisher; will they embrace instant publishing?], John Timmer, Ars Technica, January 31, 2012.
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* [http://www.elmundo.es/elmundosalud/2012/01/30/noticias/1327952591.html Boicot científico a Elsevier], Cristina de Martos, El Mundo, January 31, 2012. (Spanish)
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* [http://nos.nl/op3/artikel/335992-elsevier-in-de-clinch-met-wetenschappers.html Elsevier in de clinch met wetenschappers], NOS News, January 31, 2012. (Dutch)
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* [http://news.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2012/02/thousands-of-scientists-vow-to-b.html Thousands of Scientists Vow to Boycott Elsevier to Protest Journal Prices], Jop de Vrieze, Science Insider, February 1, 2012.
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* [http://www.mmm-online.com/elsevier-begins-outreach-as-push-back-on-publisher-threatens-to-widen/article/225855/ Elsevier begins outreach as push-back on publisher threatens to widen], Deborah Weinstein, Medical Marketing & Media, February 1, 2012.
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* [http://www.care2.com/causes/scientists-fight-for-open-access-for-their-research.html Scientists Fight For Open Access For Research], Kristina Chew, Care2, February 1, 2012.
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* [http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-02-01/samsung-csr-nfl-elsevier-motorola-intellectual-property.html Samsung, CSR, NFL, Elsevier, Motorola: Intellectual Property], Victoria Slind-Flor, Bloomberg, February 1, 2012.  (Brief mention only.)
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* [http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/01/the-breakfast-meeting-a-week-of-negative-ads-and-new-chief-at-sony/ The Breakfast Meeting: A Week of Negative Ads, and New Chief at Sony], Noam Cohen, New York Times, February 1, 2012.  (Brief mention only.)
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* [http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/feb/02/academics-boycott-publisher-elsevier Scientists sign petition to boycott academic publisher Elsevier], Alison Flood, the Guardian, February 2, 2012.
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* [http://blogues.cyberpresse.ca/sciences/2012/02/02/fronde-contre-les-revues-savantes-delsevier/ Étonnante fronde de chercheurs contre les revues savantes d’Elsevier], Jean-François Cliche, le Soleil, February 2, 2012. (French)
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* [http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/02/is-the-open-science-revolution-for-real/ Is the Open Science Revolution For Real?], David Dobbs, Wired, February 3, 2012.
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* [http://www.economist.com/node/21545974 The price of information], the Economist, February 4, 2012.
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* [http://archiv.twoday.net/stories/64967798/ Zum Elsevier-Boykott], Klaus Graf, Archivalia, February 5, 2012. (German)
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* [http://paidcontent.org/article/419-academics-revolt-against-elseviers-journal-pricing/ Academics Revolt Against Elsevier’s Journal Pricing], Robert Andrews, PaidContent, February 6, 2012.
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* [http://theconversation.edu.au/spread-the-word-scientists-are-tearing-down-publishers-walls-5098 Spread the word: scientists are tearing down publishers' walls], Alex Holcombe, the Conversation, February 7, 2012.
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* [http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2012/feb/07/heard-hill-university-senate-considering-boycottin/ Heard on the Hill: University Senate considering boycotting publisher Elsevier; newspaper readership program popular at other places, too; KUMC researcher mentioned in LA Times story on Alzheimer’s], Andy Hyland, LJWorld, February 7, 2012.
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* [http://hon.jp/news/modules/rsnavi/showarticle.php?id=3082 欧米圏で“学術の春”運動始まる、電子ジャーナル出版大手Elsevierに対し学者たちのボイコット運動が急拡大], editorial, hon.jp Daywatch, Feb 7, 2012. (Japanese)
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* [http://the-scientist.com/2012/02/07/occupy-elsevier/ Occupy Elsevier?], Bob Grant, the Scientist, February 7, 2012.
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* [http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/academics-boycott-publisher-elsevier/story-e6frgcjx-1226265110496?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheAustralianHigherEducationNews+%28The+Australian+%7C+Higher+Education%29&utm_content=Google+Reader Academics boycott publisher Elsevier], Bernard Lane, the Australian, February 8, 2012.
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* [http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/jacketcopy/2012/02/wed-book-news-bezos-the-elsevier-boycott-and-more.html Wednesday book news: Bezos, the Elsevier boycott and more], Carolyn Kellogg, Los Angeles Times, February 8, 2012.  (Brief mention only.)
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* [http://www.guardian.co.uk/higher-education-network/blog/2012/feb/08/open-access-journals-elsvier-boycott Open access journals: are we asking the right questions?], Martin Paul Eve, the Guardian, February 8, 2012.
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* [http://www.varsity.co.uk/news/4370 The Academic Spring], Patrick O'Grady, Varsity, February 8, 2012.
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* [http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=418952 Elsevier defends stance on anti-open-access bill], John Gill, Times Higher Education, February 9, 2012.
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* [http://www.nature.com/news/elsevier-boycott-gathers-pace-1.10010 Elsevier boycott gathers pace], John Whitfield, Nature, February 9, 2012.
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* [http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/02/open-science-revolt-occupies-congress/ Open Science Revolt Occupies Congress], David Dobbs, Wired, February 9, 2012.
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* [http://blogs.independent.co.uk/2012/02/09/the-future-of-academic-publishing/ The future of academic publishing], Mike Taylor, the Independent, February 9, 2012.
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* [http://www.tcs.cam.ac.uk/issue/news/cambridge-professor-leads-boycott-of-elsevier-publications/ Cambridge Professor leads boycott of Elsevier Publications], Emily Loud, the Cambridge Student Online, February 9, 2012.
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* [http://www.utimes.pitt.edu/?p=19679 Protest launched against journal publisher], Kimberly Barlow, University Times, February 9, 2012.
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* [http://jeps.efpsa.org/blog/2012/02/10/a-revolution-in-scientific-publishing/ A revolution in scientific publishing?], Sina Scherer, JEPS Bulletin, February 10, 2012.
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* [http://libraries.mit.edu/sites/news/elsevier-boycott-grows/7785/ Elsevier Boycott Grows: MIT Faculty Speak About Participation], Ellen Duranceau, MIT Libraries News, February 10, 2012.
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* [http://www1.folha.uol.com.br/ciencia/1046769-cientistas-boicotam-a-maior-editora-de-periodicos-do-mundo.shtml Cientistas boicotam a maior editora de periódicos do mundo], Sabine Righetti, Folha, February 10, 2012.  (Portugese)
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* [http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2012/02/12/why-scientists-are-boycotting-publisher/9sCpDEP7BkkX1INfakn3NL/story.html Why scientists are boycotting a publisher], Gareth Cook, the Boston Globe, February 12, 2012.
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** [http://bostonglobe.com/opinion/letters/2012/02/16/elsevier-committed-universal-access-content-sustainable-publishing-model/70QfCpSOvy0IUibSK6eCTL/story.html Elsevier committed to universal access to content, sustainable publishing model], Lynne Herndon (former CEO of Cell press), letter to the editor, the Boston Globe, February 16, 2012.
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*** [http://quomodocumque.wordpress.com/2012/02/16/elseviers-sorry-defense-of-the-research-works-act/ Elsevier’s sorry defense of the Research Works Act], Jordan Ellenberg, February 16, 2012.
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* [http://newsbreaks.infotoday.com/NewsBreaks/The-Cost-of-Knowledge-Versus-Elsevier--Signatures-and-Growing-80575.asp The Cost of Knowledge Versus Elsevier: 5,600 Signatures and Growing], Robin Peek, Information Today, February 13, 2012.
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* [http://www.pourlascience.fr/ewb_pages/a/actualite-la-fronde-des-chercheurs-contre-i-elsevier-i-29118.php La fronde des chercheurs contre Elsevier], Maurice Mashaal, Pour la Science, February 13, 2012.
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* [http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn21467-web-freedoms-fuel-academic-spring-journal-protest.html Web freedoms fuel 'academic spring' journal protest], Jacob Aron, New Scientist, February 13, 2012.
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* [http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/14/science/researchers-boycott-elsevier-journal-publisher.html Mathematicians Organize Boycott of a Publisher], Thomas Lin, New York Times, February 13, 2012.
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* [http://motherjones.com/blue-marble/2012/02/science-uprising Science Uprising], Julia Whitty, Mother Jones, February 13, 2012.
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* [http://www.kansan.com/news/2012/feb/13/professors-boycott/ Professors boycott prominent publishing company], Kelsey Cipolla, The University Daily Kansan, February 13, 2012.
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* [http://www.purdueexponent.org/opinion/editorials/article_a6e96c79-5c95-54b8-bf85-eca8de6bb3db.html Monopoly on research publishing is unethical], Editorial, The Exponent, February 14, 2012.
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* [http://today.duke.edu/2012/02/elsevierboycott Duke Scholars Join Boycott Against Elsevier], Ashley Yeager, Duke Today, February 14, 2012.
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* [https://theconversation.edu.au/academics-line-up-to-boycott-worlds-biggest-journal-publisher-5384 Academics line up to boycott world’s biggest journal publisher], Justin Norrie, the Conversation, February 15, 2012.
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* [http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/2494fbc4-5873-11e1-9f28-00144feabdc0.html Reed chief hits back at critics of division], Salamander Davoudi, February 16, 2012.
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* [http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?storycode=419018 Occupy publishing], Timothy Gowers, Times Higher Education, February 16, 2012.
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* [http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2012/02/17/3433568.htm Academics boycott journal publisher], Eleanor Bell, ABC news, February 17, 2012.
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* [http://www.onthemedia.org/2012/feb/17/trouble-elsevier-leading-academic-publisher/ Trouble for Elsevier, the leading academic publisher], Rick Karr, On the media, NPR, February 17, 2012. (Audio)
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** [http://crookedtimber.org/2012/02/21/some-questions-for-elsevier/ Some questions for Elsevier], Harry Brighouse, Crooked Timber, February 21, 2012.
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* [http://blogs.theaustralian.news.com.au/thecommonroom/index.php/theaustralian/comments/journal_publishers_in_strife_and_in_denial/ Journal publishers: in strife and in denial], The common room blog, The Australian, February 20, 2012.
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* [http://www.smh.com.au/national/education/academics-join-world-fight-against-publisher-20120220-1tjk6.html Academics join world fight against publisher], Nicky Phillips, Sydney Morning Herald, February 21, 2012.
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* [http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/crux/2012/02/21/its-not-academic-how-publishers-are-squelching-science-communication/ It’s Not Academic: How Publishers Are Squelching Science Communication], Michael Taylor, Discover Magazine, February 21, 2012.
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* [http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/nhmrc-ceo-supports-elsevier-boycott-says-all-research-must-be-made-open-access/story-e6frgcjx-1226278163029 NHMRC CEO supports Elsevier boycott; says all research must be made open access], Julie Hare, The Australian, February 22, 2012.
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* [http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/02/elsevier-boycott-not-a-petition-but-a-declaration-of-independence/ Elsevier Boycott Not a Petition, But “A Declaration of Independence”], David Dobbs, Wired Magazine, February 22, 2012.
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* [http://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/library-babel-fish/why-are-we-boycotting-elsevier Why Are We Boycotting Elsevier?], Barbara Fister, Inside Higher Ed, February 24, 2012.
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* [http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2012/02/27/science-elsevier-boycott.html Amid boycott, Elsevier backtracks on research bill], CBC news, February 27, 2012.
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* [http://chronicle.com/article/Legislation-to-Bar/130949/ Legislation to Bar Public-Access Requirement on Federal Research Is Dead], Jennifer Howard, Chronicle of Higher Education, February 27, 2012.
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+
=== Open letters to Elsevier ===
+
  
* [http://math.berkeley.edu/~kirby/elsevier.html Letter to Elsevier], Rob Kirby, December 30, 1997.
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* In [http://www.doaj.org/doaj?func=subject&cpid=49&uiLanguage=en physics], e.g.
* [http://www.library.yale.edu/~llicense/ListArchives/0310/msg00048.html Call for Boycott of Cell Press Journals], Peter Walter and Keith Yamomoto, October 19, 2003.
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** [http://prx.aps.org/ Physical Review X]
** [http://genomebiology.com/2003/4/10/spotlight-20031024-02 Researchers boycott Cell Press], Alison McCook, Genome Biology, October 24, 2003.
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** [http://iopscience.iop.org/1367-2630/ The New Journal of Physics]
* [http://www.cs.colorado.edu/~hal/jalg.html Journal of Algorithms editorial board resignation], December 13, 2003.
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* [http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/topology-letter.pdf Topology editorial board resignation letter], August 10, 2006.
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* [http://idiolect.org.uk/elsevier/docs/academics_openletter.pdf Arms fairs and academics], 138 signatories, February 28, 2007.
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* [http://idiolect.org.uk/notes/?p=643 An open letter to Elsevier and all those involved in the IEHG], Keith Halfacree, April 10, 2007.
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* [http://www.coar-repositories.org/news/coar-writes-open-letter-as-reaction-to-elseviers-practices/ Open Letter to Elsevier], Norbert Lossau, Chair of the Executive Board, Confederation of Open Access Repositories, February 6, 2012.
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* [https://plus.google.com/105282922684661032446/posts/WCZqgPVehmx Letter to Elsevier], Cynthia Parr, February 10, 2012.
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* [http://darwin.eeb.uconn.edu/uncommon-ground/2012/02/declining-elsevier.html Declining elsevier], Kent Holsinger, February 10, 2012.
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* [http://occamstypewriter.org/scurry/2012/02/12/an-open-letter-to-elsevier/ An Open Letter to Elsevier], Stephen Curry, February 12, 2012.
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* [http://svpow.wordpress.com/2012/02/15/a-response-to-one-elsevier-employee-and-an-open-letter-to-the-rest/ A response to one Elsevier employee, and an open letter to the rest], Matt Wedel, February 15, 2012.
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* [http://fakeelsevier.wordpress.com/2012/02/19/dear-elsevier-employees-with-love-from-fakeelsevier/ Dear Elsevier employees, with love, from @FakeElsevier], FakeElsevier, February 19, 2012.
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* [http://proteinsandwavefunctions.blogspot.com/2012/02/dear-elsevier.html Dear Elsevier], Jan Jensen, February 27, 2012.
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=== Responses by Elsevier ===
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* [http://gowers.wordpress.com/2012/01/21/elsevier-my-part-in-its-downfall/#comment-14679 A response by David Clark at Elsevier], January 23, 2012.
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* [http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/intro.cws_home/elsevieropenletter An open letter to the research community: journal prices, discounts, and access], Elsevier, undated as of Feb 6, 2012.
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** [http://bjoern.brembs.net/news.php?item.833.11 Against Own Assertion, Elsevier Doubled Price For Access], Bjorn Brembs, February 11, 2012.
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** [http://gowers.wordpress.com/2012/02/26/elseviers-open-letter-point-by-point-and-some-further-arguments/ Elsevier’s open letter point by point, and some further arguments], Timothy Gowers, February 26, 2012.
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* [http://www.epjournal.net/blog/2012/02/elsevier-and-evolution-human-behavior/ Elsevier and Evolution & Human Behavior], Robert Kurzban (co-editor-in-chief of the Elsevier journal Evolution & Human Behavior), February 6, 2012.
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* [http://poynder.blogspot.com/2012/02/elseviers-alicia-wise-on-rwa-west-wing.html Elsevier’s Alicia Wise on the RWA, the West Wing, and Universal Access], Richard Poynder, February 9, 2012.
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* [http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/intro.cws_home/newmessagerwa  Elsevier withdraws support for the Research Works Act], Elsevier, February 27, 2012.
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** [http://bjoern.brembs.net/news.php?item.840.11 Even Now The RWA Was Worth It For Elsevier], Bjorn Brembs, February 27, 2012.
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* [http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/P11.cws_home/lettertothecommunity  A letter to the mathematics community], Elsevier, February 27, 2012.
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* [http://listserv.crl.edu/wa.exe?A2=LIBLICENSE-L;2ec80b73.1202 Elsevier withdraws support for the Research Works Act], Chrysanne Lowe, Vice President, Marketing Communications, Elsevier, February 27, 2012.
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=== Other coverage ===
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* [http://www.arl.org/sparc/media/prime-time-for-public-access.shtml Prime Time for Public Access], Heather Joseph, Executive Director, SPARC, February 9, 2012.
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* [http://www.openaire.eu/en/news-a-events/news/343-elseviers-practices-opposing-open-access Elsevier’s practices opposing open access], Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe, February 16, 2012.
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* [http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2012/02/23/essay-open-access-scholarship Values and Scholarship], Joint letter by eleven research provosts, Inside Higher Ed, February 23, 2012.
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cost_of_Knowledge The wikipedia page] for this protest.
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+
See also [http://scienceblogs.com/confessions/2012/02/around_the_web_research_works.php this list of links], which is focused more around the Research Works Act, but also contains many links regarding the boycott, as well as [http://www.math.ntnu.no/~stacey/Mathforge/Math2.0 Math 2.0], a discussion forum for all topics related to the future of mathematical publishing.
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== Other pledges, boycotts, and petitions ==
 
== Other pledges, boycotts, and petitions ==
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** [http://math.berkeley.edu/~kirby/elsevier.html Open letter to Elsevier], Rob Kirby, December 30, 1997.
 
** [http://math.berkeley.edu/~kirby/elsevier.html Open letter to Elsevier], Rob Kirby, December 30, 1997.
 
** [http://math.berkeley.edu/~kirby/jp00.html 2000 data update]
 
** [http://math.berkeley.edu/~kirby/jp00.html 2000 data update]
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* [http://www.ams.org/notices/199804/branin.pdf  Reforming Scholarly Publishing in the Sciences: A Librarian Perspective], Joseph J. Branin and Mary Case, Notices of the American Mathematical Society, 475-486, April 1998.
 
* [http://www.ams.org/notices/200007/forum-birman.pdf Scientific Publishing: A Mathematician’s Viewpoint], Joan Birman, Notices of the American Mathematical Society, 770-774, July 2000.
 
* [http://www.ams.org/notices/200007/forum-birman.pdf Scientific Publishing: A Mathematician’s Viewpoint], Joan Birman, Notices of the American Mathematical Society, 770-774, July 2000.
 
* [http://homepages.cwi.nl/~apt/ps/cacm01.pdf One More Revolution to Make: Free Scientific Publishing], Krzysztof R. Apt, Communications of ACM, 44(5), pp. 25-28, 2001.
 
* [http://homepages.cwi.nl/~apt/ps/cacm01.pdf One More Revolution to Make: Free Scientific Publishing], Krzysztof R. Apt, Communications of ACM, 44(5), pp. 25-28, 2001.
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* [http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2001/may/26/highereducation.physicalsciences Science world in revolt at power of the journal owners], James Meek, the Guardian, May 26, 2001.
 
* [http://www.nieuwarchief.nl/serie5/deel02/sep2001/pdf/apt.pdf Towards free access to scientific literature], Krzysztof R. Apt, Nieuw Archief voor Wiskunde, 5/2 nr. 3, September 2001, pp. 251-255.
 
* [http://www.nieuwarchief.nl/serie5/deel02/sep2001/pdf/apt.pdf Towards free access to scientific literature], Krzysztof R. Apt, Nieuw Archief voor Wiskunde, 5/2 nr. 3, September 2001, pp. 251-255.
 
* [http://stromme.uib.no/kuperberg.pdf Scholarly Mathematical Communication at a Crossroads], Greg Kuperberg, Nieuw Arch. Wisk., (5) 3 no.3, September 2002.
 
* [http://stromme.uib.no/kuperberg.pdf Scholarly Mathematical Communication at a Crossroads], Greg Kuperberg, Nieuw Arch. Wisk., (5) 3 no.3, September 2002.
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** [http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/jan/27/academic-publishers-enemies-science-wrong Branding academic publishers 'enemies of science' is offensive and wrong], Graham Taylor, January 27, 2011.
 
** [http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/jan/27/academic-publishers-enemies-science-wrong Branding academic publishers 'enemies of science' is offensive and wrong], Graham Taylor, January 27, 2011.
 
** [http://nelh.blogspot.com/2012/02/elsevier-double-dipping-and-nhs.html Elsevier, double-dipping, and the NHS], Ben Toth, February 11, 2012.
 
** [http://nelh.blogspot.com/2012/02/elsevier-double-dipping-and-nhs.html Elsevier, double-dipping, and the NHS], Ben Toth, February 11, 2012.
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* [http://mathoverflow.net/questions/64982/publishing-journals-articles-without-transferring-copyright Publishing journals articles without transferring copyright], Math Overflow, May 14, 2011.
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* [http://www.dcscience.net/?p=4873 Open access, peer review, grants and other academic conundrums], DC's improbable science, December 16, 2011.
 
* [http://www.michaeleisen.org/blog/?p=873 Nature’s shiny sounding copout on open access], Michael Eisen, January 26, 2012.
 
* [http://www.michaeleisen.org/blog/?p=873 Nature’s shiny sounding copout on open access], Michael Eisen, January 26, 2012.
 
* [http://svpow.wordpress.com/2012/01/27/publishers-invent-a-whole-new-form-of-evil-suing-their-customers/ Publishers invent a whole new form of evil: suing their customers], Mike Taylor, SV-POW, January 27, 2012.
 
* [http://svpow.wordpress.com/2012/01/27/publishers-invent-a-whole-new-form-of-evil-suing-their-customers/ Publishers invent a whole new form of evil: suing their customers], Mike Taylor, SV-POW, January 27, 2012.
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* [http://occupypublishing.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/scientific-journals-in-e-publishing-age.html scientific journals in the e-publishing age], Phillip Thrift, February 1, 2012.
 
* [http://occupypublishing.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/scientific-journals-in-e-publishing-age.html scientific journals in the e-publishing age], Phillip Thrift, February 1, 2012.
 
* [http://gowers.wordpress.com/2012/02/02/abstract-thoughts-about-online-review-systems Abstract thoughts about online review systems], Tim Gowers, February 2, 2012.
 
* [http://gowers.wordpress.com/2012/02/02/abstract-thoughts-about-online-review-systems Abstract thoughts about online review systems], Tim Gowers, February 2, 2012.
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* [http://svpow.com/2012/02/02/what-actually-is-elseviers-open-access-licence/ What actually is Elsevier’s open-access licence?], SP-POW, February 2, 2012.
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** [http://svpow.com/2012/02/24/what-have-we-learned-about-elseviers-open-access-licence/ What have we learned about Elsevier’s open-access licence?], SV-POW, February 24, 2012.
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** [http://svpow.com/2012/03/06/winkling-licence-information-out-of-elsevier-bit-bit-bit/ Winkling licence information out of Elsevier, bit by bit], SV-POW, March 6, 2012.
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** [http://svpow.com/2012/03/19/understand-elseviers-open-access-licence-part-4-who-owns-copyright/ Understanding Elsevier’s open-access licence, part 4: who owns copyright?], SV-POW, March 19, 2012.
 
* [http://cameronneylon.net/blog/the-research-works-act-and-the-breakdown-of-mutual-incomprehension/ The Research Works Act and the breakdown of mutual incomprehension], Cameron Neylon, February 3, 2012.
 
* [http://cameronneylon.net/blog/the-research-works-act-and-the-breakdown-of-mutual-incomprehension/ The Research Works Act and the breakdown of mutual incomprehension], Cameron Neylon, February 3, 2012.
 
* [http://sbseminar.wordpress.com/2012/02/09/a-forum-on-mathematical-publishing/ A forum on mathematical publishing], Scott Morrison, February 9, 2012.
 
* [http://sbseminar.wordpress.com/2012/02/09/a-forum-on-mathematical-publishing/ A forum on mathematical publishing], Scott Morrison, February 9, 2012.
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* [http://www.newsday.com/opinion/make-tax-funded-scientific-research-public-1.3555902 Make tax-funded scientific research public], Editorial, Newsday, February 26, 2012.
 
* [http://www.newsday.com/opinion/make-tax-funded-scientific-research-public-1.3555902 Make tax-funded scientific research public], Editorial, Newsday, February 26, 2012.
 
* [http://ilaba.wordpress.com/2012/02/26/women-in-math-and-the-overhaul-of-the-publishing-system/ Women in math, and the overhaul of the publishing system], Izabella Laba, February 26, 2012.
 
* [http://ilaba.wordpress.com/2012/02/26/women-in-math-and-the-overhaul-of-the-publishing-system/ Women in math, and the overhaul of the publishing system], Izabella Laba, February 26, 2012.
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* [http://www.scottaaronson.com/blog/?p=966 Tell President Obama to support the Federal Research Public Access Act], Scott Aaronson, February 28, 2012.
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* [http://blogs.ch.cam.ac.uk/pmr/2012/03/06/the-control-of-knowledge-ours-or-elsevier’s-it’s-high-noon-for-universities/ The control of knowledge: ours or Elsevier's; it's high noon for universities], Peter Murray-Rust, March 6th, 2012.
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* [http://blogs.ch.cam.ac.uk/pmr/2012/03/08/textmining-update-wiley-nature-and-hargreaves-and-elsevier-allows-me-unrestricted-text-mining-thanks/ Textmining: Update, Wiley, Nature and Hargreaves. And Elsevier allows me unrestricted text mining! Thanks!!], Peter Murray-Rust, March 8th, 2012.
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* [http://the-scientist.com/2012/03/19/opinion-academic-publishing-is-broken/ Opinion: Academic Publishing Is Broken], Michael Taylor, The Scientist, March 19, 2012.
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* [http://www.economist.com/node/21552574 Open sesame: When research is funded by the taxpayer or by charities, the results should be available to all without charge], editorial, the Economist, April 14, 2012.
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* [http://crookedtimber.org/2012/04/23/harvard-library-pushes-open-access/ Harvard Library pushes open access], Henry Farrell, April 23, 2012.
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* [http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/apr/24/harvard-university-journal-publishers-prices Harvard University says it can't afford journal publishers' prices], Ian Sample, the Guardian, April 24, 2012.
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** [http://www.lemonde.fr/sciences/article/2012/04/25/harvard-rejoint-les-universitaires-pour-un-boycott-des-editeurs_1691125_1650684.html Harvard rejoint les universitaires pour un boycott des éditeurs], Anna Benjamin, Le Monde, April 25, 2012 (French).
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* [http://techland.time.com/2012/04/26/if-harvard-cant-afford-academic-journal-subscriptions-maybe-its-time-for-an-open-access-model/ If Harvard Can't Afford Academic Journal Subscriptions, Maybe It's Time for an Open Access Model], Keith Wagstaff, Time, April 26, 2012.
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* [http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/journals-too-expensive-go-open-access-harvard-decree/story-e6frgcjx-1226339169404 Journals too expensive, go open access: Harvard decree], Julie Hare, The Australian, April 27, 2012.
  
 
== Media ==
 
== Media ==
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**** [http://www.michaeleisen.org/blog/?p=807#comment-52048 A response by Tom Reller] (Vice President and Head of Global Corporate Relations at Elsevier)
 
**** [http://www.michaeleisen.org/blog/?p=807#comment-52048 A response by Tom Reller] (Vice President and Head of Global Corporate Relations at Elsevier)
 
*** Note however that the editorial board of [http://www.thelancet.com/ the Lancet], a very prestigious medical journal published by Elsevier, has [http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(12)60125-1/fulltext come out strongly against the Research Works Act]. Also, rival publisher Wiley [http://poynder.blogspot.com/2012/02/john-wiley-sons-have-no-plans-to.html has no plans to support the act].
 
*** Note however that the editorial board of [http://www.thelancet.com/ the Lancet], a very prestigious medical journal published by Elsevier, has [http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(12)60125-1/fulltext come out strongly against the Research Works Act]. Also, rival publisher Wiley [http://poynder.blogspot.com/2012/02/john-wiley-sons-have-no-plans-to.html has no plans to support the act].
*** [http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/intro.cws_home/elsevierstatement A message to the research community: Elsevier, access, and the Research Works Act], Elsevier, undated as of Feb 6 2012.
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*** [http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/intro.cws_home/elsevierstatement A message to the research community: Elsevier, access, and the Research Works Act], Elsevier, February 3, 2012.  (Note: On March 2, 2012, this link was redirected to the link below, but the original link was restored on March 5, 2012.)
*** [http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/P11.cws_home/lettertothecommunity Elsevier withdrew its support for the Research Works Act] on February 27, 2012.  Several hours later, [https://plus.google.com/107980702132412632948/posts/a4DzVk9n7fG the act was withdrawn by its Congressional sponsors].
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*** [http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/P11.cws_home/lettertothecommunity Elsevier withdrew its support for the Research Works Act] on February 27, 2012.  Several hours later, [http://maloney.house.gov/press-release/issa-maloney-statement-research-works-act the act was withdrawn by its Congressional sponsors].
 
** [http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/microsites/ostp/scholarly-pubs-%28%23168%29%20Elsevier%20submission.pdf Elsevier submission to the Office of Science and Technology Policy on open access], January 2012.
 
** [http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/microsites/ostp/scholarly-pubs-%28%23168%29%20Elsevier%20submission.pdf Elsevier submission to the Office of Science and Technology Policy on open access], January 2012.
 
*** [http://openaccess.kb.se/?p=637 Elsevier tries to block institutional OA mandates], Jan Hagerlid, January 31, 2012.
 
*** [http://openaccess.kb.se/?p=637 Elsevier tries to block institutional OA mandates], Jan Hagerlid, January 31, 2012.
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** [http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4398178/Reciprocal%20Space%20Files/002-BR-ElsevierNegotiations-2011.pdf Reed Elsevier, Bringing down the house – Why Elsevier is vulnerable in its upcoming Big Deal negotiations], Bernstein Research, March 29, 2011.
 
** [http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4398178/Reciprocal%20Space%20Files/002-BR-ElsevierNegotiations-2011.pdf Reed Elsevier, Bringing down the house – Why Elsevier is vulnerable in its upcoming Big Deal negotiations], Bernstein Research, March 29, 2011.
 
** [http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4398178/Reciprocal%20Space%20Files/003-BR-ReedCostofKnowledge-2012.pdf Occupy Elsevier], Bernstein Research, February 6, 2012.
 
** [http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4398178/Reciprocal%20Space%20Files/003-BR-ReedCostofKnowledge-2012.pdf Occupy Elsevier], Bernstein Research, February 6, 2012.
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** [http://cdn.anonfiles.com/1334923359479.pdf Reed Elsevier: Is Elsevier Heading for a Political Train-Wreck?], Bernstein Research, April 20 2012.
 
** [https://plus.google.com/117663015413546257905/posts/1xRiEyWnipc Noise around boycott against Elsevier offers short term trading opportunity], Exane Paribas, February 7, 2012.
 
** [https://plus.google.com/117663015413546257905/posts/1xRiEyWnipc Noise around boycott against Elsevier offers short term trading opportunity], Exane Paribas, February 7, 2012.
 
*** [http://cameronneylon.net/blog/a-tale-of-two-analysts/ A tale of two analysts], Cameron Neylon, February 15, 2012.
 
*** [http://cameronneylon.net/blog/a-tale-of-two-analysts/ A tale of two analysts], Cameron Neylon, February 15, 2012.
* [http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/929869/000095012311023614/u10507e20vf.htm Reed Elsevier's 2012 annual report (form 20-F) filing with the SEC]
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** [http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/929869/000095012311023614/u10507e20vf.htm Reed Elsevier's 2012 annual report (form 20-F) filing with the SEC]
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** [http://www.thestreet.com/story/11560589/1/ruk-the-maturing-threat-of-open-access.html RUK: The Maturing Threat of Open Access], Jared Woodward, The Street, May 30, 2012.
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* '''On the Federal Research Public Access Act''' (FRPAA)
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** [http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/hoap/Notes_on_the_Federal_Research_Public_Access_Act Notes on the Federal Research Public Access Act] from the [http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/hoap Harvard Open Access Project].
  
 
* '''On open access'''
 
* '''On open access'''
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* '''On scholarly journals'''
 
* '''On scholarly journals'''
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** [http://www.law.berkeley.edu/faculty/rubinfeldd/Profile/publications/Edlin-Rubinfeld%20ALJ%20Paper.pdf Exclusion or efficient pricing? The "Big Deal" bundling of academic journals], Aaron S. Edlin, Daniel L. Rubinfeld, 72 Antitrust Law Journal No. 1 (2004).
 
** [http://www.unc.edu/scholcomdig/whitepapers/panitch-michalak.html The serials crisis] Judith Panitch and Sarah Michalak, A White Paper for the UNC-Chapel Hill Scholarly Communications Convocation, January, 2005.
 
** [http://www.unc.edu/scholcomdig/whitepapers/panitch-michalak.html The serials crisis] Judith Panitch and Sarah Michalak, A White Paper for the UNC-Chapel Hill Scholarly Communications Convocation, January, 2005.
 
** [http://www.ams.org/membership/mem-journal-survey AMS Journal Price Survey]
 
** [http://www.ams.org/membership/mem-journal-survey AMS Journal Price Survey]
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** [http://www.mathunion.org/fileadmin/CEIC/bestpractice/bpfinal.pdf Best Current Practices for Journals], endorsed by the International Mathematical Union general assembly, August 16, 2010.
 
** [http://www.mathunion.org/fileadmin/CEIC/bestpractice/bpfinal.pdf Best Current Practices for Journals], endorsed by the International Mathematical Union general assembly, August 16, 2010.
 
** [http://www.msri.org/attachments/workshops/587/MSRIfinalreport.pdf Mathematics journals: what is valued and what may change], Report of the workshop held at MSRI, Berkeley, California on February 14 – 16 2011.
 
** [http://www.msri.org/attachments/workshops/587/MSRIfinalreport.pdf Mathematics journals: what is valued and what may change], Report of the workshop held at MSRI, Berkeley, California on February 14 – 16 2011.
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** [http://www.ams.org/notices/201203/rtx120300436p.pdf Do Mathematicians Get the Author Rights They Want?], Kristine K. Fowler, Notices of the American Mathematical Society, March 2012.
  
 
* '''Miscellaneous links'''
 
* '''Miscellaneous links'''
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* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/yaama Advances in Applied Mathematics]
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/yaama Advances in Applied Mathematics]
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/advengsoft Advances in Engineering Software]
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/advengsoft Advances in Engineering Software]
* [http://www.journals.elsevier.com/advances-in-mathematics/ Advances in Mathematics]
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* [http://www.journals.elsevier.com/advances-in-mathematics/ Advances in Mathematics] (*)
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/anihpc Annales de l'Institut Henri Poincaré (C) Analyse Non Linéaire]
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/anihpc Annales de l'Institut Henri Poincaré (C) Analyse Non Linéaire]
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/apal Annals of Pure & Applied Logic]
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* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/apal Annals of Pure & Applied Logic] (*)
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/600714 Annales Scientifiques de l'École Normale Supérieure] (Until 2008)
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/600714 Annales Scientifiques de l'École Normale Supérieure] (Until 2008)
 
** This journal is [http://www.math.ens.fr/edition/annales/ now published by the Société mathématique de France].
 
** This journal is [http://www.math.ens.fr/edition/annales/ now published by the Société mathématique de France].
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* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/apm Applied Mathematical Modelling]
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/apm Applied Mathematical Modelling]
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/amc Applied Mathematics & Computation]
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/amc Applied Mathematics & Computation]
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** [http://pdos.csail.mit.edu/scigen/sharif_paper.pdf "Cooperative, Compact Algorithms for Randomized Algorithms"], Rohollah Mosallahnezhad, Appl. Math. Comput. (2007) was a computer-generated article accepted by this journal (using [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SCIgen Scigen]), and subsequently removed by the editors.
 
* [http://www.journals.elsevier.com/applied-mathematics-letters/ Applied Mathematics Letters]
 
* [http://www.journals.elsevier.com/applied-mathematics-letters/ Applied Mathematics Letters]
** [http://retractionwatch.wordpress.com/2011/06/13/applied-mathematics-letters-posts-apology-for-retracting-intelligent-design-friendly-paper/ Applied Mathematics Letters posts apology for retracting Intelligent Design-friendly paper], Retraction Watch, 13 June 2011.  
+
** [http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S089396591000265X For the origin of new geometry], S. Kalimuthu, Applied Mathematics Letters, Volume 23, Issue 12, December 2010, Pages 1451–1453.
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** [http://retractionwatch.wordpress.com/2011/03/15/faked-data-unsubstantiated-claims-and-spirituality-add-up-to-a-math-journal-retraction/ Faked data, unsubstantiated claims, and spirituality add up to a math journal retraction], Retraction Watch, March 15, 2011.
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** [http://retractionwatch.wordpress.com/2011/03/16/more-on-applied-mathematical-letters-journal-retracted-paper-questioning-second-law-of-thermodynamics/ More on Applied Mathematics Letters: Journal retracted paper questioning second law of thermodynamics], Retraction Watch, March 16, 2011.
 +
** [http://retractionwatch.wordpress.com/2011/06/13/applied-mathematics-letters-posts-apology-for-retracting-intelligent-design-friendly-paper/ Applied Mathematics Letters posts apology for retracting Intelligent Design-friendly paper], Retraction Watch, June 13, 2011.  
 
** [http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=416514&c=1 Second thoughts result in payout], Paul Jump, Times Higher Education, 16 June 2011.
 
** [http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=416514&c=1 Second thoughts result in payout], Paul Jump, Times Higher Education, 16 June 2011.
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/apnum Applied Numerical Mathematics]
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/apnum Applied Numerical Mathematics]
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* [http://www.journals.elsevier.com/computers-and-mathematics-with-applications Computers & Mathematics with Applications]  
 
* [http://www.journals.elsevier.com/computers-and-mathematics-with-applications Computers & Mathematics with Applications]  
 
** [http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0898122109005070 A computer application in mathematics], M. Sivasubramanian, S. Kalimuthu, in Computers and Mathematics with Applications, vol. 59 (2010) pp. 296-297.  (This article is discussed in [http://blog.mathunion.org/journals/?no_cache=1&tx_t3blog_pi1%5BblogList%5D%5BshowUid%5D=30&tx_t3blog_pi1%5BblogList%5D%5Byear%5D=2012&tx_t3blog_pi1%5BblogList%5D%5Bmonth%5D=02&tx_t3blog_pi1%5BblogList%5D%5Bday%5D=05&cHash=a2d6424f899302a7ea3b75b9bb591802 this blog post] on the IMU mathematics journal blog, and is also available [http://www.math.hkbu.edu.hk/~ttang/newspaper/funnyarticle11.pdf here].)
 
** [http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0898122109005070 A computer application in mathematics], M. Sivasubramanian, S. Kalimuthu, in Computers and Mathematics with Applications, vol. 59 (2010) pp. 296-297.  (This article is discussed in [http://blog.mathunion.org/journals/?no_cache=1&tx_t3blog_pi1%5BblogList%5D%5BshowUid%5D=30&tx_t3blog_pi1%5BblogList%5D%5Byear%5D=2012&tx_t3blog_pi1%5BblogList%5D%5Bmonth%5D=02&tx_t3blog_pi1%5BblogList%5D%5Bday%5D=05&cHash=a2d6424f899302a7ea3b75b9bb591802 this blog post] on the IMU mathematics journal blog, and is also available [http://www.math.hkbu.edu.hk/~ttang/newspaper/funnyarticle11.pdf here].)
 +
*** The article [http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0898122112003008 was retracted] on April 11, 2012, on the grounds that the paper "contains no scientific content and was accepted because of an administrative error".
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*** [http://retractionwatch.wordpress.com/2012/04/17/math-paper-retracted-because-it-contains-no-scientific-content/ Math paper retracted because it “contains no scientific content”], Retraction Watch, April 17, 2012.
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** The 2005 article "Global estimates for the Jacobians of orientation preserving mappings" was (after a protracted dispute) [http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1665278.1665342 retracted] due to the misrepresentation of Tadeusz Iwaniec as an author of the article.
 
** The editorial board [http://about.elsevier.com/pdf/LetterFromEditor.pdf was replaced in 2012].
 
** The editorial board [http://about.elsevier.com/pdf/LetterFromEditor.pdf was replaced in 2012].
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/conengprac Control Engineering Practice]
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/conengprac Control Engineering Practice]
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/difgeo Differential Geometry and its Applications]  
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* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/difgeo Differential Geometry and its Applications] (*)
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/dam Discrete Applied Mathematics]  
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/dam Discrete Applied Mathematics]  
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/disc Discrete Mathematics]  
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/disc Discrete Mathematics]  
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* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/enganabound Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements]  
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/enganabound Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements]  
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/engappai Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence]  
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/engappai Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence]  
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/ejc European Journal of Combinatorics]  
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* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/ejc European Journal of Combinatorics] (*)
 
** Gunther Ziegler [http://www.scilogs.de/wblogs/blog/mathematik-im-alltag/allgemein/2012-02-19/boykottiert-elsevier-ich-boykottiere-elsevier resigned his position] as an editor of this journal in 2012.  
 
** Gunther Ziegler [http://www.scilogs.de/wblogs/blog/mathematik-im-alltag/allgemein/2012-02-19/boykottiert-elsevier-ich-boykottiere-elsevier resigned his position] as an editor of this journal in 2012.  
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/ejor European Journal of Operational Research]
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/ejor European Journal of Operational Research]
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/expomath Expositiones Mathematicae]  
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/expomath Expositiones Mathematicae]  
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/ffa Finite Fields and their Applications]  
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** Matthias Beck resigned his position as an editor  in 2012, according to his statement on the Elsevier boycott site.
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* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/ffa Finite Fields and their Applications] (*)
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/fss Fuzzy Sets and Systems]  
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/fss Fuzzy Sets and Systems]  
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/hm Historia Mathematica]
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/hm Historia Mathematica]
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* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/nlm International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics]  
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/nlm International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics]  
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/matpur Journal de Mathématiques Pures et Appliquées]  
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/matpur Journal de Mathématiques Pures et Appliquées]  
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/yjabr Journal of Algebra]
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* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/yjabr Journal of Algebra] (*)
 
* [http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/01966774 Journal of Algorithms]
 
* [http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/01966774 Journal of Algorithms]
 
** [http://www.cs.colorado.edu/~hal/jalg.html Editorial board resignation], December 13, 2003.
 
** [http://www.cs.colorado.edu/~hal/jalg.html Editorial board resignation], December 13, 2003.
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* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jal Journal of Applied Logic]
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jal Journal of Applied Logic]
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jat Journal of Approximation Theory]
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jat Journal of Approximation Theory]
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/yjcta Journal of Combinatorial Theory, series A]
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* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/yjcta Journal of Combinatorial Theory, series A] (*)
 
** Gunther Ziegler [http://www.scilogs.de/wblogs/blog/mathematik-im-alltag/allgemein/2012-02-19/boykottiert-elsevier-ich-boykottiere-elsevier resigned his position] as an editor of this journal in 2012.  
 
** Gunther Ziegler [http://www.scilogs.de/wblogs/blog/mathematik-im-alltag/allgemein/2012-02-19/boykottiert-elsevier-ich-boykottiere-elsevier resigned his position] as an editor of this journal in 2012.  
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/yjctb Journal of Combinatorial Theory, series B]
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* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/yjctb Journal of Combinatorial Theory, series B] (*)
 +
** Bruce Reed resigned his position as an editor  in 2012, according to his statement on the Elsevier boycott site.
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jco Journal of Complexity]
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jco Journal of Complexity]
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/cam Journal of Computational & Applied Mathematics]
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/cam Journal of Computational & Applied Mathematics]
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* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jda Journal of Discrete Algorithms]  
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jda Journal of Discrete Algorithms]  
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jeconom Journal of Econometrics]
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jeconom Journal of Econometrics]
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/yjfan Journal of Functional Analysis]
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* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/yjfan Journal of Functional Analysis] (*)
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/geomphys Journal of Geometry and Physics]  
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/geomphys Journal of Geometry and Physics]  
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jmaa Journal of Mathematical Analysis & Applications]
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jmaa Journal of Mathematical Analysis & Applications]
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jmateco Journal of Mathematical Economics]
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jmateco Journal of Mathematical Economics]
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/yjmva Journal of Multivariate Analysis]  
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/yjmva Journal of Multivariate Analysis]  
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jnt Journal of Number Theory] ** Marie-France Vigneras resigned her position as an editor  in 2012, according to her statement on the Elsevier boycott site.  
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* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jnt Journal of Number Theory] (*)
 +
** Matthias Beck, Peter Schneider, Lenny Taelman and Marie-France Vigneras resigned their position as an editor  in 2012, according to their statements on the Elsevier boycott site.  
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jprocont Journal of Process Control]  
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jprocont Journal of Process Control]  
* [http://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-pure-and-applied-algebra/ Journal of Pure & Applied Algebra]  
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* [http://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-pure-and-applied-algebra/ Journal of Pure & Applied Algebra] (*)
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jspi Journal of Statistical Planning & Inference]  
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jspi Journal of Statistical Planning & Inference]  
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/fi Journal of the Franklin Institute]
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/fi Journal of the Franklin Institute]
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jkss Journal of the Korean Statistical Society]  
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jkss Journal of the Korean Statistical Society]  
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/laa Linear Algebra and its Applications]
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* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/laa Linear Algebra and its Applications] (*)
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/mcm Mathematical and Computer Modelling]  
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/mcm Mathematical and Computer Modelling]  
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** [http://www.journals.elsevier.com/mathematical-and-computer-modelling/ Due to an editorial restructuring, Mathematical and Computer Modelling is not accepting any new papers at the moment.]
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/mbs Mathematical Biosciences]
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/mbs Mathematical Biosciences]
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/mss Mathematical Social Science]
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/mss Mathematical Social Science]
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* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/stamet Statistical Methodology]
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/stamet Statistical Methodology]
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/stapro Statistics and Probability Letters]
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/stapro Statistics and Probability Letters]
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/spa Stochastic Processes and their Applications]
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* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/spa Stochastic Processes and their Applications] (*)
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/sysconle Systems & Control Letters]
 
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/sysconle Systems & Control Letters]
 
* [http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00409383 Topology]  
 
* [http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00409383 Topology]  
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** [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Topology_(journal) Wikipedia page on the journal]
 
** [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Topology_(journal) Wikipedia page on the journal]
 
** This journal was [http://www.info.sciverse.com/techsupport/journals/jnldiscontinued.htm discontinued in 2012].
 
** This journal was [http://www.info.sciverse.com/techsupport/journals/jnldiscontinued.htm discontinued in 2012].
* [http://www.journals.elsevier.com/topology-and-its-applications/ Topology & its Applications]
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* [http://www.journals.elsevier.com/topology-and-its-applications/ Topology & its Applications] (*)
 
** In 2001, a group of editors of this journal [http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/oa/2009/posters/constitutional-declarationsdeniselgposter2-1.pdf resigned] to form [http://www.msp.warwick.ac.uk/agt/2012/12-01/ Algebraic & Geometric Topology].
 
** In 2001, a group of editors of this journal [http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/oa/2009/posters/constitutional-declarationsdeniselgposter2-1.pdf resigned] to form [http://www.msp.warwick.ac.uk/agt/2012/12-01/ Algebraic & Geometric Topology].
  
== Open Access journals ==
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(*) On February 27, 2012, [http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/P11.cws_home/lettertothecommunity Elsevier announced] that the archives of these 14 journals, from 1995 to four years before the current date, would be made open access.
  
* These lists are taken from the [http://www.doaj.org/ Directory of Open Access Journals] (limited to peer-reviewed journals).
 
** Perhaps someone could spell out or cut/paste the DOAJ lists below, like the Elsevier list above.
 
 
* In [http://www.doaj.org/doaj?func=subject&cpid=58&uiLanguage=en mathematics]
 
 
* In [http://www.doaj.org/doaj?func=subject&cpid=59&uiLanguage=en statistics]
 
 
* In [http://www.doaj.org/doaj?func=subject&cpid=114&uiLanguage=en computer science], e.g.
 
** [http://www.jair.org/ Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research]
 
** [http://www.lmcs-online.org Logical Methods in Computer Science]
 
** [http://jmlr.csail.mit.edu/ Journal of Machine Learning Research]
 
** [http://theoryofcomputing.org/ Theory of Computing]
 
** [http://www.jucs.org/ Journal of Universal Computer Science]
 
** [http://cjtcs.cs.uchicago.edu/ Chicago Journal of Theoretical Computer Science]
 
 
* In [http://www.doaj.org/doaj?func=subject&cpid=49&uiLanguage=en physics], e.g.
 
** [http://prx.aps.org/ Physical Review X]
 
** [http://iopscience.iop.org/1367-2630/ The New Journal of Physics]
 
  
 
== Mathematics journal price tables ==
 
== Mathematics journal price tables ==
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* [http://www.bibliothek.kit.edu/cms/english/most-expensive-journals%20.php Here is a list of the 10 most expensive journals subscribed to by the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology] as of 2010/2011.  8 of the 10 are published by Elsevier.
 
* [http://www.bibliothek.kit.edu/cms/english/most-expensive-journals%20.php Here is a list of the 10 most expensive journals subscribed to by the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology] as of 2010/2011.  8 of the 10 are published by Elsevier.
 
* [http://libraries.mit.edu/sites/scholarly/mit-open-access/open-access-at-mit/mit-open-access-policy/publishers-and-the-mit-faculty-open-access-policy/elsevier-fact-sheet/ Elsevier Fact Sheet], MIT libraries.  MIT avoids bundling in order to obtain flexibility in its subscriptions, but pays Elsevier almost $2 million/year for its journals.
 
* [http://libraries.mit.edu/sites/scholarly/mit-open-access/open-access-at-mit/mit-open-access-policy/publishers-and-the-mit-faculty-open-access-policy/elsevier-fact-sheet/ Elsevier Fact Sheet], MIT libraries.  MIT avoids bundling in order to obtain flexibility in its subscriptions, but pays Elsevier almost $2 million/year for its journals.
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** [http://web.mit.edu/fnl/volume/244/holton.html New Open Access Working Group Formed:
 +
Formulating Response to Elsevier's Policy Change], Richard Holton, MIT Faculty Newsletter, April 2012.
 
* [http://www.purdueexponent.org/campus/article_19f1031d-0396-5b21-870a-c7f9f6ca91bc.html According to this news article], Purdue pays Elsevier $2.3 million/year for digital access to its journals, with price increases of approximately 5 percent per year.
 
* [http://www.purdueexponent.org/campus/article_19f1031d-0396-5b21-870a-c7f9f6ca91bc.html According to this news article], Purdue pays Elsevier $2.3 million/year for digital access to its journals, with price increases of approximately 5 percent per year.
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* [https://becker.wustl.edu/about/news/elsevier-boycott-and-its-relationship-wusm The Elsevier Boycott and its relationship to WUSM].  Some data on the bundling arrangements Elsevier has with the Becker medical library at the Washington University of St. Louis.  About 29% of the $3.5 million annual budget of this library goes toward Elsevier journals and services.
 
* The [http://www.econ.ucsb.edu/~tedb/Journals/BundleContracts.html Bundle Contract Project] seeks to collect bundling contracts from commercial publishers.
 
* The [http://www.econ.ucsb.edu/~tedb/Journals/BundleContracts.html Bundle Contract Project] seeks to collect bundling contracts from commercial publishers.
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* [http://www.arl.org/bm~doc/mm11sp-bergstrom.pdf Watching your cards in The Big Deal], slides by Ted Bergstrom for the ARL meeting in Montreal, May 3, 2011.
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* [http://isites.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=k77982&tabgroupid=icb.tabgroup143448 Faculty Advisory Council Memorandum on Journal Pricing: Major Periodical Subscriptions Cannot Be Sustained], Harvard Library Faculty Advisory Council, April 17, 2012.  The council reports that $3.75 million is spent annually on commercial journal bundles.

Latest revision as of 17:31, 10 April 2013

Credit: Michael Eisen

This is a collection of links to information, opinion, activism, and other issues concerning the practices of research journal publishers (particularly in the mathematical sciences). Further contributions are welcome.


The cost of knowledge

Main article: The cost of knowledge

The cost of knowledge is a web page at which one may register a protest against the practices of Elsevier by pledging not to submit a paper to an Elsevier journal, not to referee for an Elsevier journal, not to join an editorial board of an Elsevier journal, or some combination of the three. This site was inspired by the following blog post:

A more detailed statement of purpose of the boycott, can be found here. It is written and signed by Scott Aaronson, Douglas N. Arnold, Artur Ávila, John Baez, Folkmar Bornemann, Danny Calegari, Henry Cohn, Ingrid Daubechies, Jordan Ellenberg, Matthew Emerton, Marie Farge, David Gabai, Timothy Gowers, Ben Green, Martin Grötschel, Michael Harris, Frédéric Hélein, Rob Kirby, Vincent Lafforgue, Gregory F. Lawler, Randall J. LeVeque, Laszlo Lovasz, Peter J. Olver, Olof Sisask, Terence Tao, Richard Taylor, Bernard Teissier, Burt Totaro, Lloyd N. Trefethen, Takashi Tsuboi, Marie-France Vigneras, Wendelin Werner, Amie Wilkinson, and Gunter M. Ziegler.

See also the blog associated to the cost of knowledge site. A poster for the protest may be found here.

There have been numerous reactions to this protest from both traditional and new media.


Open Access journals

  • These lists are taken from the Directory of Open Access Journals (limited to peer-reviewed journals).
    • Perhaps someone could spell out or cut/paste the DOAJ lists below, like the Elsevier list.

Other pledges, boycotts, and petitions

Other blog posts, letters, and opinion pieces

Media

Other Information

Elsevier mathematics journals

This list is taken from here

(*) On February 27, 2012, Elsevier announced that the archives of these 14 journals, from 1995 to four years before the current date, would be made open access.


Mathematics journal price tables

The following tables list the ten most expensive mathematics journals by volume list price (as of 2008), and (for comparison) the ten mathematics journals with the highest impact factor (as of 2000). One should caution that due to complicated (and, in some cases, deliberately obscured) bundling agreements, the actual price of subscriptions to many journals (including Elsevier journals) may differ somewhat from the official list price. Nevertheless, these tables should convey the rough order of magnitude, at least, of journal costs from publisher to publisher.

Data is drawn from this set of 2007 journal price data and this list of 2000 ISI impact factors. All prices in US dollars.

Top ten mathematics journals by volume list price

Title Publisher Price/volume Price/page
J. Math. Sci. (New York) Springer 9998 1.38
Theoret. Comput. Sci. Elsevier 6551 1.02
J. Math. Anal. Appl. Academic Press/Elsevier 6362 0.36
J. Algebra Academic Press/Elsevier 5736 0.51
Nonlinear Anal. Elsevier 5426 0.84
Discrete Math. Elsevier 5269 1.63
Appl. Math. Comput. Elsevier 5250 0.38
Math. Methods Appl. Sci. Wiley/Teubner 4995 2.09
Linear Algebra Appl. Elsevier 4885 0.94
Math. Nachr. Wiley/VCH Verlag 4795 2.58

Top ten mathematics journals by impact factor

Title Publisher Price/volume Price/page
Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. American Mathematical Society 418 0.64
Acta Mathematica Institut Mittag-Leffler 392 0.65
J. Amer. Math. Soc. American Mathematical Society 287 0.24
Comm. Pure Appl. Math. Wiley 3205 1.74
Inventiones Mathemat. Springer-Verlag 3232 1.21
Annals of Mathematics Princeton University Press 260 0.13
Advances in Mathematics Elsevier/Academic Press 3221 0.41
Mem. Amer. Math. Soc. American Mathematical Society N/A N/A
Commun. Contemp. Math. World Scientific 483 0.51
Geom. Func. Anal. Springer/Birkhauser 1185 0.88

Data from libraries

Pricing data from libraries is often hard to come by (for instance, many bundling contracts come with confidentiality agreements). More links in this section would be greatly appreciated.

Formulating Response to Elsevier's Policy Change], Richard Holton, MIT Faculty Newsletter, April 2012.