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== Pledges, boycotts, and petitions ==
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[[Image:elsevier_poster.jpg|right|300px|Credit: Michael Eisen]]
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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.
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== The cost of knowledge ==
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: Main article: ''[[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:
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* [http://gowers.wordpress.com/2012/01/21/elsevier-my-part-in-its-downfall/ Elsevier - my part in its downfall], Timothy Gowers, January 21, 2012.
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A more detailed statement of purpose of the boycott, can be [http://gowers.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/elsevierstatementfinal.pdf found here].  It is written and signed by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Aaronson Scott Aaronson], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_N._Arnold Douglas N. Arnold], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artur_Ávila Artur Ávila], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_C._Baez John Baez], [http://www-m3.ma.tum.de/Allgemeines/FolkmarBornemann Folkmar Bornemann], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danny_Calegari Danny Calegari], [http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/people/cohn/ Henry Cohn], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ingrid_Daubechies Ingrid Daubechies], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jordan_Ellenberg Jordan Ellenberg], [http://www.math.uchicago.edu/~emerton/ Matthew Emerton], [http://wavelets.ens.fr/EQUIPE/marie.htm Marie Farge], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Gabai David Gabai], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_Gowers Timothy Gowers], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_J._Green Ben Green], [http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Grötschel Martin Grötschel], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Harris_%28mathematician%29 Michael Harris], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fr%C3%A9d%C3%A9ric_H%C3%A9lein Frédéric Hélein], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robion_Kirby Rob Kirby], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vincent_Lafforgue Vincent Lafforgue], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greg_Lawler Gregory F. Lawler], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randall_J._LeVeque Randall J. LeVeque], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laszlo_lovasz Laszlo Lovasz], [http://www.math.umn.edu/~olver/ Peter J. Olver], [http://www.maths.qmul.ac.uk/~olof/ Olof Sisask], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terence_tao Terence Tao], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Taylor_%28mathematician%29 Richard Taylor], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_Teissier Bernard Teissier], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burt_Totaro Burt Totaro], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lloyd_Trefethen Lloyd N. Trefethen], [http://kyokan.ms.u-tokyo.ac.jp/~tsuboi/ Takashi Tsuboi], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marie-France_Vign%C3%A9ras Marie-France Vigneras], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wendelin_Werner Wendelin Werner], [http://math.uchicago.edu/~wilkinso/ Amie Wilkinson], and [http://page.mi.fu-berlin.de/gmziegler/ Gunter M. Ziegler].
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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].
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There have been [[The cost of knowledge|numerous reactions to this protest from both traditional and new media]].
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== Open Access journals ==
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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.
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* In [http://www.doaj.org/doaj?func=subject&cpid=58&uiLanguage=en mathematics]
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* In [http://www.doaj.org/doaj?func=subject&cpid=59&uiLanguage=en statistics]
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* In [http://www.doaj.org/doaj?func=subject&cpid=114&uiLanguage=en computer science], e.g.
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** [http://www.jair.org/ Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research]
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** [http://www.lmcs-online.org Logical Methods in Computer Science]
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** [http://jmlr.csail.mit.edu/ Journal of Machine Learning Research]
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** [http://theoryofcomputing.org/ Theory of Computing]
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** [http://www.jucs.org/ Journal of Universal Computer Science]
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** [http://cjtcs.cs.uchicago.edu/ Chicago Journal of Theoretical Computer Science]
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** [http://jcgt.org Journal of Computer Graphics Techniques]
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* In [http://www.doaj.org/doaj?func=subject&cpid=49&uiLanguage=en physics], e.g.
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** [http://prx.aps.org/ Physical Review X]
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** [http://iopscience.iop.org/1367-2630/ The New Journal of Physics]
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== Other pledges, boycotts, and petitions ==
  
 
* [http://www.researchwithoutwalls.org/ Research Without Walls]
 
* [http://www.researchwithoutwalls.org/ Research Without Walls]
 
* [http://www.openaccesspledge.com/ Open Access Pledge]
 
* [http://www.openaccesspledge.com/ Open Access Pledge]
* http://www-fourier.ujf-grenoble.fr/petitions/index.php?petition=3
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* [http://www-fourier.ujf-grenoble.fr/petitions/index.php?petition=3 Appel pour des négociations équilibrées avec les éditeurs de revues scientifiques] - a petition concerning the bundling and pricing practices of Springer
* [http://thecostofknowledge.com/ The Cost of Knowledge]
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* [http://www.thepetitionsite.com/207/support-the-open-access-movement-stop-the-research-works-act/?cid=FB_TAF A petition to stop the Research Works Act]
* http://math.berkeley.edu/~kirby/journals.html
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* [http://www.taxpayeraccess.org/action/FRPAA2012.shtml Call to action: Tell Congress you support the Bipartisan Federal Research Public Access Act (H.R. 4004 and S. 2096)], Alliance for taxpayer access, February 9, 2012.
  
== Blog posts ==
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* See these tag libraries from the [http://oad.simmons.edu/oadwiki/OA_tracking_project Open Access Tracking Project] (more comprehensive after April 2009 than before):
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** [http://www.connotea.org/tag/oa.boycotts oa.boycotts]
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** [http://www.connotea.org/tag/oa.declarations oa.declarations]
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** [http://www.connotea.org/tag/oa.petitions oa.petitions]
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** [http://www.connotea.org/tag/oa.pledges oa.pledges]
  
* [http://blog.mathunion.org/journals/?no_cache=1&tx_t3blog_pi1%5BblogList%5D%5BshowUid%5D=17&tx_t3blog_pi1%5BblogList%5D%5Byear%5D=2011&tx_t3blog_pi1%5BblogList%5D%5Bmonth%5D=12&tx_t3blog_pi1%5BblogList%5D%5Bday%5D=07&cHash=bb9177d8192db5b5756aca088ea79677 What might be done about high prices of journals?], IMU blog on mathematical journals, July 12 2011.
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== Other blog posts, letters, and opinion pieces ==
* [http://gowers.wordpress.com/2012/01/21/elsevier-my-part-in-its-downfall/ Elsevier - my part in its downfall], Timothy Gowers, January 21, 2012.
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* [http://math.berkeley.edu/~kirby/journals.html Comparative price of math journals], Rob Kirby, May 27, 1997.
* [http://gowers.wordpress.com/2012/01/23/httpthecostofknowledge-com/ The cost of knowledge], Timothy Gowers, January 23 2012.
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** [http://math.berkeley.edu/~kirby/elsevier.html Open letter to Elsevier], Rob Kirby, December 30, 1997.
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** [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.
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* [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.
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* [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.
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* [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.
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* [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://people.ccmr.cornell.edu/~ginsparg/blurb/pg02pr.html Can Peer Review be better Focused?], Paul Ginsparg, March 2003.
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* [http://www.ams.org/notices/200402/commentary.pdf Fleeced?], Rob Kirby, Notices of the American Mathematical Society, 161-162, February 2004.
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* [http://www.ams.org/notices/200405/commentary.pdf We can make a change], Gerard van der Geer, Notices of the American Mathematical Society, May 2004.
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* [http://www.math.columbia.edu/~neumann/journal.html What we can do about journal pricing], Walter Neumann, September 2005.
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** The discussions mentioned in that email led to the [http://web.archive.org/web/20110525195311/http://members.cox.net/banffprotocol/ Banff protocol] (web site now only available through web archive).
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* [http://www.scottaaronson.com/writings/journal.html Review of The Access Principle by John Willinsky], Scott Aaronson, 2006
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* [http://digitalstrategies.blogspot.com/2008/06/scientific-publication-in-internet-era.html Scientific Publishing in the Internet Era] Efthymios Constantinides June 17, 2008
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* [http://arstechnica.com/science/news/2008/11/elsevier-beyond-the-pale-of-scientific-respectability.ars Publishing economics harm science's credibility], Chris Lee, Ars Technica, November 2008.
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* [http://www.ima.umn.edu/~arnold/siam-columns/integrity-under-attack.pdf Integrity under attack: The State of Scholarly Publishing], Douglas Arnold, SIAM news, December 2009.
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* [http://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2010/01/04/why-hasnt-scientific-publishing-been-disrupted-already/ Why Hasn’t Scientific Publishing Been Disrupted Already?], Michael Clarke, January 4, 2010.
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* [http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/journals.html What We Can Do About Science Journals], John Baez, January 24, 2011.
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* [http://blog.mathunion.org/journals/?no_cache=1&tx_t3blog_pi1%5BblogList%5D%5BshowUid%5D=17&tx_t3blog_pi1%5BblogList%5D%5Byear%5D=2011&tx_t3blog_pi1%5BblogList%5D%5Bmonth%5D=12&tx_t3blog_pi1%5BblogList%5D%5Bday%5D=07&cHash=bb9177d8192db5b5756aca088ea79677 What might be done about high prices of journals?], IMU blog on mathematical journals, July 12, 2011.
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* [http://www.monbiot.com/2011/08/29/the-lairds-of-learning/  The lairds of learning] George Monbiot, August 29, 2011.
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** [http://sedgemore.com/2011/09/serials-crisis-and-corn-laws/ Serials crisis and corn laws], Francis Sedgemore, September 7, 2011.
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* [http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/aug/29/academic-publishers-murdoch-socialist Academic publishers make Murdoch look like a socialist], George Monbiot, the Guardian, August 29, 2011.
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* [http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?storycode=417576 Peers, review your actions], Michael Taylor, Times Higher Education, September 29, 2011.
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* [http://gowers.wordpress.com/2011/10/31/how-might-we-get-to-a-new-model-of-mathematical-publishing/ How might we get to a new model of mathematical publishing?], Timothy Gowers, October 31, 2011.
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** [http://gowers.wordpress.com/2011/11/03/a-more-modest-proposal/ A more modest proposal], Timothy Gowers, November 3, 2011.
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** [http://boolesrings.org/krautzberger/2011/11/26/the-recent-publishing-debate-a-timeline/ A timeline of the debate initiated by this post], Peter Krautzberger, November 26, 2011.
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* [http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/11/opinion/research-bought-then-paid-for.html Research Bought, Then Paid For], Michael B. Eisen, New York Times opinion piece, January 10, 2012
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** [http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/23/opinion/should-research-be-more-freely-available.html?_r=1 Should Research Be More Freely Available?], Jeffrey M. Drazen (Editor in Chief of The New England Journal of Medicine), Gene D. Sprouse (treasurer of [http://www.aps.org APS]), and Joseph W. Serene (publisher at [http://www.aps.org APS]), letters to the New York Times, January 23, 2012.
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* [http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/jan/16/academic-publishers-enemies-science?CMP=twt_fd Academic publishers have become the enemies of science], Mike Taylor, the Guardian, January 16, 2011.
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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.
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** [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.
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* [http://www.michaeleisen.org/blog/?p=873 Nature’s shiny sounding copout on open access], Michael Eisen, January 26, 2012.
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* [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://occamstypewriter.org/scurry/2012/01/28/why-i-chose-to-decline-an-invitation-to-review-by-elsevier/ Why I chose to decline an invitation to review by Elsevier], Stephen Curry, January 28, 2012.
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* [http://sbseminar.wordpress.com/2012/02/01/journals-and-the-arxiv/ Journals and the arXiv], Scott Morrison, February 1, 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.
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* [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.
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* [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.
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* [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://vort.org/2012/02/09/moral-imperative-open-science/ The moral imperative for Open Science], Russell Neches, February 9, 2012.
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* [http://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2012/02/10/the-federal-research-public-access-act/ The Federal Research Public Access Act], John Baez, February 10, 2012.
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* [http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/blog/2012/feb/10/parable-farmers-teleporting-duplicator The parable of the farmers and the Teleporting Duplicator], Michael Taylor, the Guardian, February 10, 2012.
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* [http://svpow.wordpress.com/2012/02/11/why-isnt-anyone-publishing-open-access-articles-in-elsevier-journals/ Why isn’t anyone publishing open-access articles in Elsevier journals?], Mike Taylor, February 11, 2012.
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* [http://michaelnielsen.org/blog/how-you-can-help-the-federal-research-public-access-act-frpaa-become-law/ How you can help the Federal Research Public Access Act (FRPAA) become law], Michael Nielsen (interviewing Heather Joseph), February 14, 2012.
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* [http://lisnews.org/elsevier_filters_recommendation_engine_to_show_elsevier_titles_only Elsevier Filters Recommendation Engine to Show Elsevier Titles Only], LISNews, February 14, 2012.
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* [http://techcrunch.com/2012/02/15/the-dangerous-research-works-act/ The Dangerous “Research Works Act”], Richard Price, TechCrunch, February 15, 2012.
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* [http://www.ethlife.ethz.ch/archive_articles/120217_bibliothek_neubauer/index_EN A thorn in the side for science publishers], Wolfram Neubauer, February 17, 2012.
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** [http://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2012/02/20/elsevier-and-springer-sue-university-library/ Elsevier and Springer Sue University Library], John Baez, February 20, 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.
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* [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 ==
  
* [http://classic.the-scientist.com/blog/display/55679/ Elsevier Published 6 Fake Journals], article in ''The Scientist'', May 2009.  Summary: Elsevier was paid by unnamed pharmaceutical companies to publish six journals that looked like independent peer-reviewed medical journals, but which were not.
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* [http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v445/n7126/full/445347a.html PR's 'pit bull' takes on open access], Jim Giles, Nature, January 25, 2007.  Summary: A coalition of scientific publishers (including Elsevier, Wiley, and the American Chemical Society) organises to oppose open access.
* [http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2008/may/30/armstrade.weaponstechnology Reed Elsevier makes its final farewell to arms], article in ''The Guardian'', May 2008. Summary: Reed Elsevier was until 2009 organizing arms trade fairs.
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* [http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2008/may/30/armstrade.weaponstechnology Reed Elsevier makes its final farewell to arms], Katie Allen, the Guardian, 30 May 2008.  Summary: Reed Elsevier was until 2009 organizing arms trade fairs.
* [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://www.acme-journal.org/vol8/Stafford09.pdf Lessons from the Campaign against Elsevier "We won, but how did we win?"], Tom Stafford, ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies 2009, 8 (3), 494-504.
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** [http://www.caat.org.uk/issues/armsfairs/reedelsevier.php Campaign success: Reed Elsevier sells international arms fairs], Campaign against arms trade, March 9, 2009.
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* [http://classic.the-scientist.com/blog/display/55679/ Elsevier Published 6 Fake Journals], Bob Grant, The Scientist, May 7, 2009.  Summary: Elsevier was paid by unnamed pharmaceutical companies to publish six journals that looked like independent peer-reviewed medical journals, but which were not.
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** [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australasian_Journal_of_Bone_%26_Joint_Medicine The wikipedia page on these six journals].
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** The Elsevier fake-journal tally eventually rose to [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/2009/06/elsevier-fake-journal-tally-now-9.html nine].
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** [http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/may/09/bad-science-medical-journals-companies The danger of drugs... and data], Ben Goldacre, the Guardian, May 8, 2009.
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** [http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/authored_newsitem.cws_home/companynews05_01203 Elsevier press release on this incident], May 7, 2009.
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* [http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2009/06/23/elsevier Elsevier Won't Pay for Praise], Scott Jashik, Inside Higher Ed, June 23, 2009.  Summary: Elsevier suspends its practice of offering Amazon gift cards to anyone who would give their textbooks a five-star rating.
  
 
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== Other Information ==
  
* [http://www.reed-elsevier.com/mediacentre/pressreleases/Documents/2010/Reed%20Elsevier%202009%20Results%20Announcement%2017%20February%202010%20FINAL.pdf Reed Elsevier's 2009 report] Elsevier reported a profit of 1.1 billion dollars on revenue of 3.2 billion dollars
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* '''On Elsevier'''
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serials_crisis Journal subscription prices have increased far more rapidly than either inflation or spending on research]
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** [http://www.reed-elsevier.com/mediacentre/pressreleases/Documents/2010/Reed%20Elsevier%202009%20Results%20Announcement%2017%20February%202010%20FINAL.pdf Reed Elsevier's 2009 report] Elsevier reported a profit of 1.1 billion dollars on revenue of 3.2 billion dollars.
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** [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elsevier#Criticism_and_controversies Criticism and controversies of Elsevier] (Wikipedia)
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** [http://gizmodo.com/5870241 Elsevier support for the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA)] (Gizmodo)
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*** [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_organizations_that_support_the_Stop_Online_Piracy_Act List of organizations with official stances on the Stop Online Piracy Act] (Wikipedia)
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** [http://www.michaeleisen.org/blog/?p=846 Elsevier support for the Research Works Act (RWA)] (Michael Nielsen)
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*** [http://poynder.blogspot.com/2012/01/elsevier-needs-to-get-out-more.html Elsevier needs to get out more] (Richard Poynder)
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*** [http://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/2012/01/16/elsevier-evil/ Elsevier = evil] (Phyrangula)
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*** [http://www.michaeleisen.org/blog/?p=807 Elsevier-funded NY Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney Wants to Deny Americans Access to Taxpayer Funded Research] (Michael Eisen)
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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)
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*** 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].
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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.)
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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].
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** [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.
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*** [http://openaccess.kb.se/?p=637 Elsevier tries to block institutional OA mandates], Jan Hagerlid, January 31, 2012.
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** [http://www.researchinformation.info/riaut03elsevier.html Why commercial publishers are good for research], Arie Jongejan, CEO Science & Technology, Elsevier, Autumn 2003.
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** [http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/authorsview.authors/preprints Elsevier's policy on authors making their papers available on preprint servers]  (Short version: Elsevier allows draft versions of papers to be placed on public servers such as the arXiv, and revised versions of papers to be placed on personal or institutional pages, but final versions of papers are only permitted at the journal site itself.)
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* '''Stock analyses and financial data of Elsevier and other publishers'''
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** [http://www.econ.ucsb.edu/~tedb/Journals/morganstanley.pdf Scientific Publishing: Knowledge is Power], Morgan Stanley, September 20, 2002.
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** [http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4398178/Reciprocal%20Space%20Files/001-BR-EndoftheBigDeal-2011.pdf Reed Elsevier: The inevitable crunch point – downgrading to under perform because of growing concerns on Elsevier], Bernstein Research, March 10, 2011.
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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.
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** [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.
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** [https://plus.google.com/117663015413546257905/posts/1xRiEyWnipc Noise around boycott against Elsevier offers short term trading opportunity], Exane Paribas, February 7, 2012.
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*** [http://cameronneylon.net/blog/a-tale-of-two-analysts/ A tale of two analysts], Cameron Neylon, February 15, 2012.
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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.
 +
 
 +
* '''On the Federal Research Public Access Act''' (FRPAA)
 +
** [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'''
 +
** [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_access Open Access]
 +
** [http://oad.simmons.edu Open Access Directory]
 +
** [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/overview.htm Open Access Overview] (Peter Suber)
 +
 
 +
* '''On scholarly journals'''
 +
** [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).
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** [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.
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** [http://www.ams.org/membership/mem-journal-survey AMS Journal Price Survey]
 +
*** [http://www.mathematik.uni-bielefeld.de/~rehmann/BIB/AMS/Publisher.html Math Journal Price Survey], from 2008 data.
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** [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serials_crisis Journal subscription prices have increased far more rapidly than either inflation or spending on research]
 +
** [http://www.mcafee.cc/Journal/Summary.pdf A summary of journal price averages in various disciplines including mathematics as of 2010] (see also [http://www.mcafee.cc/Journal/ the parent site, which contains more detailed information]).
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** [http://www.econ.ucsb.edu/~tedb/Journals/BundleContracts.html Big Deal Contract Project] - an analysis of journal bundling contracts, and the attempts by publishers such as Elsevier to prevent them from becoming public.
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** [http://oad.simmons.edu/oadwiki/OA_journal_business_models Open access journal business models] (from the Open Access Directory)
 +
** [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.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'''
 +
** [http://www.math.umd.edu/research/crisis.html The Crisis in Scientific Publishing] - a collection of links hosted by the University of Maryland.
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** [http://www.azimuthproject.org/azimuth/show/Academic+publishing Academic publishing] - a wiki collection of links at the Azimuth project.
  
 
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== Elsevier mathematics journals ==
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This list is taken from [http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/P11.cws_home/mathjournals here]
 
This list is taken from [http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/P11.cws_home/mathjournals here]
  
* Acta Mathematica Scientia
+
* [http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/708310/ Acta Mathematica Scientia]
* Advances in Applied Mathematics
+
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/yaama Advances in Applied Mathematics]
* Advances in Engineering Software
+
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/advengsoft Advances in Engineering Software]
* Advances in Mathematics
+
* [http://www.journals.elsevier.com/advances-in-mathematics/ Advances in Mathematics] (*)
* 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]
* Annals of Pure & Applied Logic
+
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/apal Annals of Pure & Applied Logic] (*)
* Annual Reviews in Control
+
* [http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/600714 Annales Scientifiques de l'École Normale Supérieure] (Until 2008)
* Applied & Computional Harmonic Analysis
+
** This journal is [http://www.math.ens.fr/edition/annales/ now published by the Société mathématique de France].
* Applied Mathematical Modelling
+
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/arcontrol Annual Reviews in Control]
* Applied Mathematics & Computation
+
* [http://www.journals.elsevier.com/applied-and-computational-harmonic-analysis/ Applied & Computional Harmonic Analysis]
* Applied Mathematics Letters  
+
** Ingrid Daubechies resigned her position as editor-in-chief in 2012, according to her statement on [http://thecostofknowledge.com the Elsevier boycott site].
* Applied Numerical Mathematics
+
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/apm Applied Mathematical Modelling]
* Artificial Intelligence  
+
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/amc Applied Mathematics & Computation]
* Automatica
+
** [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.
* Biometric Technology Today
+
* [http://www.journals.elsevier.com/applied-mathematics-letters/ Applied Mathematics Letters]
* Biosystems
+
** [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.
* Bulletin des Sciences Mathématiques
+
** [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.
* Chaos, Solitons & Fractals
+
** [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.
* Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation
+
** [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.
* Comptes Rendus Mathematique  
+
** [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.
* Computational Geometry  
+
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/apnum Applied Numerical Mathematics]
* Computational Statistics & Data Analysis  
+
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/artint Artificial Intelligence]
* Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering  
+
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/automatica Automatica]
* Computers & Mathematics with Applications  
+
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/btt Biometric Technology Today]
* Control Engineering Practice  
+
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/biosystems Biosystems]
* Differential Geometry and its Applications  
+
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/bulsci Bulletin des Sciences Mathématiques]
* Discrete Applied Mathematics  
+
* [http://www.journals.elsevier.com/chaos-solitons-and-fractals/ Chaos, Solitons & Fractals]
* Discrete Mathematics  
+
** There was a significant amount of controversy regarding the quality control at this journal during the tenure of a past editor-in-chief, who stepped down in 2009.  Unfortunately, most of the primary reporting on this has been taken down due to ongoing litigation.
* Discrete Optimization  
+
** [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elsevier#Chaos.2C_Solitons_.26_Fractals The Wikipedia section on this issue]
* Electronic Notes in Discrete Mathematics  
+
** [http://sbseminar.wordpress.com/2008/11/30/laffaire-el-naschie/ L’affaire El Naschie], Secret Blogging Seminar, November 30, 2008.
* Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science  
+
** [http://www.ima.umn.edu/~arnold/siam-columns/integrity-under-attack.pdf Integrity under attack: The State of Scholarly Publishing], Douglas Arnold, SIAM news, December 2009.
* Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements  
+
** [http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-15697636 Nature journal libel case begins], Pallab Ghosh, BBC News, November 11, 2011.
* Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence  
+
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/cnsns Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation]
* European Journal of Combinatorics  
+
* [http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/600301/description#description Comptes Rendus Mathematique]
* European Journal of Operational Research
+
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/comgeo Computational Geometry]
* Expositiones Mathematicae  
+
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/csda Computational Statistics & Data Analysis]
* Finite Fields and their Applications  
+
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/cma Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering]
* Fuzzy Sets and Systems  
+
* [http://www.journals.elsevier.com/computers-and-mathematics-with-applications Computers & Mathematics with Applications]
* Historia Mathematica
+
** [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].)
* Indagationes Mathematicae
+
*** 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".
* Information Sciences  
+
*** [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.
* International Journal of Forecasting
+
** 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.
* International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics  
+
** The editorial board [http://about.elsevier.com/pdf/LetterFromEditor.pdf was replaced in 2012].
* Journal de Mathématiques Pures et Appliquées  
+
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/conengprac Control Engineering Practice]
* Journal of Algebra
+
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/difgeo Differential Geometry and its Applications] (*)
* Journal of Algorithms
+
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/dam Discrete Applied Mathematics]
* Journal of Applied Logic
+
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/disc Discrete Mathematics]
* Journal of Approximation Theory
+
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/disopt Discrete Optimization]
* Journal of Combinatorial Theory, series A
+
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/endm Electronic Notes in Discrete Mathematics]
* Journal of Combinatorial Theory, series B
+
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/entcs Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science]
* Journal of Complexity
+
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/enganabound Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements]
* Journal of Computational & Applied Mathematics
+
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/engappai Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence]
* Journal of Computer and System Sciences  
+
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/ejc European Journal of Combinatorics] (*)
* Journal of Differential Equations  
+
** 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.
* Journal of Discrete Algorithms  
+
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/ejor European Journal of Operational Research]
* Journal of Econometrics  
+
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/expomath Expositiones Mathematicae]
* Journal of Functional Analysis
+
** Matthias Beck resigned his position as an editor  in 2012, according to his statement on the Elsevier boycott site.
* Journal of Geometry and Physics  
+
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/ffa Finite Fields and their Applications] (*)
* Journal of Mathematical Analysis & Applications
+
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/fss Fuzzy Sets and Systems]
* Journal of Mathematical Economics
+
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/hm Historia Mathematica]
* Journal of Multivariate Analysis  
+
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/indag Indagationes Mathematicae]
* Journal of Number Theory  
+
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/ins Information Sciences]
* Journal of Process Control  
+
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/ijforecast International Journal of Forecasting]
* Journal of Pure & Applied Algebra  
+
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/nlm International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics]
* Journal of Statistical Planning & Inference  
+
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/matpur Journal de Mathématiques Pures et Appliquées]
* Journal of the Franklin Institute  
+
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/yjabr Journal of Algebra] (*)
* Journal of the Korean Statistical Society  
+
* [http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/01966774 Journal of Algorithms]
* Linear Algebra and its Applications
+
** [http://www.cs.colorado.edu/~hal/jalg.html Editorial board resignation], December 13, 2003.
* Mathematical and Computer Modelling  
+
** [http://www.cs.colorado.edu/~hal/chronicle.txt Editorial Board of Scientific Journal Quits, Accusing Elsevier of Price-Gouging], Brock Read, the Chronicle of Higher Education, February 9, 2004.
* Mathematical Biosciences
+
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jal Journal of Applied Logic]
* Mathematical Social Science
+
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jat Journal of Approximation Theory]
* Mathematics and Computers in Simulation  
+
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/yjcta Journal of Combinatorial Theory, series A] (*)
* Neural Networks
+
** 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.
* Nonlinear Analysis
+
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/yjctb Journal of Combinatorial Theory, series B] (*)
* Nonlinear Analysis: Hybrid Systems
+
** Bruce Reed resigned his position as an editor  in 2012, according to his statement on the Elsevier boycott site.
* Nonlinear Analysis: Real world applications
+
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jco Journal of Complexity]
* Operations Research Letters  
+
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/cam Journal of Computational & Applied Mathematics]
* Pattern Recognition  
+
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jcss Journal of Computer and System Sciences]
* Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications
+
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/yjdeq Journal of Differential Equations]
* Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena
+
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jda Journal of Discrete Algorithms]
* Simulation Modelling Practice & Theory
+
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jeconom Journal of Econometrics]
* Statistical Methodology
+
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/yjfan Journal of Functional Analysis] (*)
* Statistics and Probability Letters  
+
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/geomphys Journal of Geometry and Physics]
* Stochastic Processes and their Applications
+
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jmaa Journal of Mathematical Analysis & Applications]
* Systems & Control Letters  
+
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jmateco Journal of Mathematical Economics]
* Topology  
+
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/yjmva Journal of Multivariate Analysis]
* Topology & its Applications
+
* [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.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/fi Journal of the Franklin Institute]
 +
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jkss Journal of the Korean Statistical Society]
 +
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/laa Linear Algebra and its Applications] (*)
 +
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/mcm Mathematical and Computer Modelling]
 +
** [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/mss Mathematical Social Science]
 +
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/matcom Mathematics and Computers in Simulation]
 +
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/neunet Neural Networks]
 +
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/na Nonlinear Analysis]
 +
** [http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0362546X04000409 On the second part of Hilbert's 16th problem], E. Oxenhielm, Nonlinear Analysis 57 (1), April 2004.
 +
*** [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/3243736.stm Historic maths problem 'cracked'] David Whitehouse, BBC, November 27, 2003.
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*** [http://tesugen.com/archives/03/12/elin-oxenhielm-update Elin Oxenhielm update], Peter Lindberg, December 3, 2003.
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*** [http://www.nature.com/news/2003/031209/full/news031208-4.html Mathematicians dispute proof of century-old problem], John Whitfield, Nature, December 9, 2003.
 +
*** [http://plus.maths.org/content/struggling-sixteen Struggling for sixteen], Rachel Thomas, Plus magazine, December 16, 2003.
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*** The paper was eventually [http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0362546X04000409 withdrawn from the journal by the editors].
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** [http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0362546X0500235X On some contradictory computations in multi-dimensional mathematics], L. Carvalho, Nonlinear Analysis 63 (5-7), November 2005, 725--734.  (Claims that the change of variables formula is incorrect.)
 +
*** [http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/corfield/2006/03/new-bogdanoff-affair_114355412211228579.html A New Bogdanoff Affair?], David Corfield, March 28, 2006.
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*** [http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0362546X06004597 A comment on: ''On some contradictory computations in multi-dimensional mathematics''], E. Capelas de Oliveira, W. Rodrigues, Nonlinear Anal. 67 (7), October 2007, 2316–2320.
 +
*** As of 2012, the original paper of Carvalho has not been retracted from the journal.  (However, it is no longer listed as a publication on [http://www.icmc.usp.br/~andcarva/publicac.html Carvalho's web page].)
 +
** [http://blog.mikael.johanssons.org/archive/2006/03/this-is-me-losing-all-faith-in-non-linear-analysis/ This is me losing all faith in Nonlinear Analysis], Mikael Johansson, March 28, 2006.
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* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/nahs Nonlinear Analysis: Hybrid Systems]
 +
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/nonrwa Nonlinear Analysis: Real world applications]
 +
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/orl Operations Research Letters]
 +
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/pr Pattern Recognition]
 +
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/physa Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications]
 +
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/physd Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena]
 +
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/simpat Simulation Modelling Practice & Theory]
 +
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/stamet Statistical Methodology]
 +
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/stapro Statistics and Probability Letters]
 +
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/spa Stochastic Processes and their Applications] (*)
 +
* [http://www.elsevier.com/locate/sysconle Systems & Control Letters]
 +
* [http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00409383 Topology]
 +
** [http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/topology-letter.pdf Editorial board resignation letter, 10 August 2006]
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** [http://www.nysun.com/arts/rebellion-erupts-over-journals-of-academia/42317/ A Rebellion Erupts Over Journals Of Academia], Gary Shapiro, New York Sun, 26 October, 2006.
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** [http://www.ams.org/notices/200705/comm-toped-web.pdf Jumping Ship: Topology editorial board resigns], Allyn Jackson, Notices of the American Mathematical Society, May 2007.
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** [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Topology_(journal) Wikipedia page on the journal]
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** This journal was [http://www.info.sciverse.com/techsupport/journals/jnldiscontinued.htm discontinued in 2012].
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* [http://www.journals.elsevier.com/topology-and-its-applications/ Topology & its Applications] (*)
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** 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].
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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.
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== Mathematics journal price tables ==
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 +
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, [http://www.econ.ucsb.edu/~tedb/Journals/BundleContracts.html 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.
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Data is drawn from [http://www.mathematik.uni-bielefeld.de/~rehmann/BIB/AMS/Price_per_Volume.html this set of 2007 journal price data] and [http://in-cites.com/research/2001/oct_15_2001-2.html this list of 2000 ISI impact factors].  All prices in US dollars.
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=== Top ten mathematics journals by volume list price ===
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{|
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|Title
 +
|Publisher
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|Price/volume
 +
|Price/page
 +
|-
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|J. Math. Sci. (New York)
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|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.
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|Wiley/VCH Verlag
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|4795
 +
|2.58
 +
|}
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=== Top ten mathematics journals by impact factor ===
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{|
 +
|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
 +
|}
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== 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.
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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.
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* [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://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.
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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.
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* 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 18:31, 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.