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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].
 
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].
* The statement [http://old.lms.ac.uk/newsletter/412/412_issue.pdf has been published in the London Mathematical Society newsletter], together with responses by Susan Hezlet (from LMS publishing) and David Clark (from Elsevier), March 2012.  It has also been [http://www.austms.org.au/Publ/Gazette/2012/Mar12/MathsMatters.pdf published concurrently in Volume 39 of the Australian Mathematical Society Gazette for March 2012, pages 6-13].
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* The statement [http://old.lms.ac.uk/newsletter/412/412_issue.pdf has been published in the London Mathematical Society newsletter], together with responses by Susan Hezlet (from LMS publishing) and David Clark (from Elsevier), March 2012.  It has also been [http://www.austms.org.au/Publ/Gazette/2012/Mar12/MathsMatters.pdf published concurrently in Volume 39 of the Australian Mathematical Society Gazette for March 2012, pages 6-13], and a French translation has also been published as part of a debate in the [http://smf4.emath.fr/Publications/Gazette/2012/132/ April 2012 edition of the Gazette des Mathématiciens of the Société Mathématique de France].
  
 
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].

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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:

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.