The cost of knowledge

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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.
* [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://studi.kurier.at/news/2439-protest-gegen-teueres-wissen.php Protest gegen teures Wissen], KURIER.at, February, 20, 2012. (Austrian)
* [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.
* [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.
* [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.
* [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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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 since been many reactions to this protest:

Contents

Reactions from blogs

News aggregators

Coverage by the media

Open letters to Elsevier

Responses by Elsevier

Other coverage

See also this list of links, which is focused more around the Research Works Act, but also contains many links regarding the boycott, as well as Math 2.0, a discussion forum for all topics related to the future of mathematical publishing.

Other related links may be found at the page on journal publishing reform.

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