Elsevier gives back some rights

I ride the bus to campus in the mornings with a man who is the Assistant Editor of an Elsevier journal here at UNC. I don’t know if he’d want me to name him, so I won’t. We’ve been talking over the course of a few months about scholarly publishing and Elsevier and predatory pricing and institutional repositories and the scholarly communications convocation. Anyway, this morning he hands me a.. Read More

Open Access

Gratifying that the issue of open access publishing is getting some ink in the popular press. Even if the coverage is a bit simplistic: “… it doesn’t make sense for journals to charge fees for access to primary research articles when that research is supported largely by public funding.” Open Access, from Slate