Journal publishing reform
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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.
Contents
Pledges, boycotts, and petitions
- Research Without Walls
- Open Access Pledge
- Appel pour des négociations équilibrées avec les éditeurs de revues scientifiques - a petition concerning the bundling and pricing practices of Springer
- The Cost of Knowledge
- A petition to stop the Research Works Act
- See these tag libraries from the Open Access Tracking Project (more comprehensive after April 2009 than before):
Blog posts and opinion pieces
- Comparative price of math journals, Rob Kirby, 27 May, 1997.
- Fleeced?, Rob Kirby, Notices of the American Mathematical Society, February 2004.
- We can make a change, Gerard van der Geer, Notices of the American Mathematical Society, May 2004.
- What we can do about journal pricing, Walter Neumann, September 2005.
- Publishing economics harm science's credibility, Chris Lee, Ars Technica, November 2008.
- Integrity under attack: The State of Scholarly Publishing, Douglas Arnold, SIAM news, December 2009.
- What We Can Do About Science Journals, John Baez, January 24, 2011.
- What might be done about high prices of journals?, IMU blog on mathematical journals, July 12, 2011.
- The lairds of learning Article by George Monbiot, August 29, 2011.
- Serials crisis and corn laws, Francis Sedgemore, September 7, 2011.
- Peers, review your actions, Michael Taylor, Times Higher Education, September 29, 2011.
- How might we get to a new model of mathematical publishing?, Timothy Gowers, October 31, 2011.
- A more modest proposal, Timothy Gowers, November 3, 2011.
- A timeline of the debate initiated by this post, Peter Krautzberger, November 26, 2011.
- Academic publishers have become the enemies of science, Mike Taylor, the Guardian, January 16, 2011.
- Elsevier - my part in its downfall, Timothy Gowers, January 21, 2012.
- Fields medalist Tim Gowers: Elsevier — my part in its downfall, Hacker News, January 21, 2012
- One mathematician's stance against Elsevier, Reddit, January 22, 2012.
- A response by David Clark at Elsevier, January 23, 2012.
- Why boycott Elsevier?, Adam Harrow, January 27, 2012.
- The cost of knowledge, Timothy Gowers, January 23, 2012.
- The Cost of Knowledge: Researchers taking a stand against Elsevier, Hacker News, January 23, 2012.
- Ban Elsevier, John Baez, January 26, 2012.
- The cost of knowledge, Terence Tao, January 26, 2012.
- Scientists organize Elsevier boycott, Slashdot, January 27, 2012.
Media
- 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.
- Reed Elsevier makes its final farewell to arms, article in The Guardian, May 2008. Summary: Reed Elsevier was until 2009 organizing arms trade fairs.
- 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.
- The wikipedia page on these six journals.
- The Elsevier fake-journal tally eventually rose to nine.
Other Information
- On Elsevier
- Reed Elsevier's 2009 report Elsevier reported a profit of 1.1 billion dollars on revenue of 3.2 billion dollars
- Criticism and controversies of Elsevier (Wikipedia)
- Elsevier support for the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) (Gizmodo)
- Elsevier support for the Research Works Act (RWA) (Michael Nielsen)
- Elsevier needs to get out more (Richard Poynder)
- Elsevier-funded NY Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney Wants to Deny Americans Access to Taxpayer Funded Research (Michael Eisen)
- A response by Tom Reller (Vice President and Head of Global Corporate Relations at Elsevier)
- Why commercial publishers are good for research, Arie Jongejan, CEO Science & Technology, Elsevier, Autumn 2003
- On open access
- Open Access
- Open Access Directory
- Open Access Overview (Peter Suber)
- On scholarly journals
- The serials crisis Judith Panitch and Sarah Michalak, A White Paper for the UNC-Chapel Hill Scholarly Communications Convocation, January, 2005
- AMS Journal Price Survey
- Journal subscription prices have increased far more rapidly than either inflation or spending on research
- Open access journal business models (from the Open Access Directory)
- Miscellaneous links
- The Crisis in Scientific Publishing - a collection of links hosted by the University of Maryland.
Elsevier mathematics journals
This list is taken from here
- Acta Mathematica Scientia
- Advances in Applied Mathematics
- Advances in Engineering Software
- Advances in Mathematics
- Annales de l'Institut Henri Poincaré (C) Analyse Non Linéaire
- Annals of Pure & Applied Logic
- Annual Reviews in Control
- Applied & Computional Harmonic Analysis
- Applied Mathematical Modelling
- Applied Mathematics & Computation
- Applied Mathematics Letters
- Applied Numerical Mathematics
- Artificial Intelligence
- Automatica
- Biometric Technology Today
- Biosystems
- Bulletin des Sciences Mathématiques
- Chaos, Solitons & Fractals
- 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.
- The Wikipedia section on this issue
- Nature journal libel case begins, Pallab Ghosh, BBC News, November 11, 2011.
- Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation
- Comptes Rendus Mathematique
- Computational Geometry
- Computational Statistics & Data Analysis
- Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering
- Computers & Mathematics with Applications
- Control Engineering Practice
- Differential Geometry and its Applications
- Discrete Applied Mathematics
- Discrete Mathematics
- Discrete Optimization
- Electronic Notes in Discrete Mathematics
- Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science
- Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements
- Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence
- European Journal of Combinatorics
- European Journal of Operational Research
- Expositiones Mathematicae
- Finite Fields and their Applications
- Fuzzy Sets and Systems
- Historia Mathematica
- Indagationes Mathematicae
- Information Sciences
- International Journal of Forecasting
- International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics
- Journal de Mathématiques Pures et Appliquées
- Journal of Algebra
- Journal of Algorithms
- Editorial board resignation, 13 December 2003
- Journal of Applied Logic
- Journal of Approximation Theory
- Journal of Combinatorial Theory, series A
- Journal of Combinatorial Theory, series B
- Journal of Complexity
- Journal of Computational & Applied Mathematics
- Journal of Computer and System Sciences
- Journal of Differential Equations
- Journal of Discrete Algorithms
- Journal of Econometrics
- Journal of Functional Analysis
- Journal of Geometry and Physics
- Journal of Mathematical Analysis & Applications
- Journal of Mathematical Economics
- Journal of Multivariate Analysis
- Journal of Number Theory
- Journal of Process Control
- Journal of Pure & Applied Algebra
- Journal of Statistical Planning & Inference
- Journal of the Franklin Institute
- Journal of the Korean Statistical Society
- Linear Algebra and its Applications
- Mathematical and Computer Modelling
- Mathematical Biosciences
- Mathematical Social Science
- Mathematics and Computers in Simulation
- Neural Networks
- Nonlinear Analysis
- Nonlinear Analysis: Hybrid Systems
- Nonlinear Analysis: Real world applications
- Operations Research Letters
- Pattern Recognition
- Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications
- Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena
- Simulation Modelling Practice & Theory
- Statistical Methodology
- Statistics and Probability Letters
- Stochastic Processes and their Applications
- Systems & Control Letters
- Topology
- Topology & its Applications
Open Access mathematics journals
- This list is taken from the Directory of Open Access Journals (limited to peer-reviewed journals).
- Perhaps someone could spell out or cut/paste the two DOAJ lists below, like the Elsevier list above.
- In mathematics
- In statistics