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South Korean Universities Make Deal with Elsevier
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 17, 2018
A consortium of 300 universities and college libraries had taken a strong stance against the publishing giant’s price hikes.
A Turbulent Year in the Publishing World
Diana Kwon | Dec 15, 2017
In 2017, scientists, regulators, and publishers clashed in a series of lawsuits, boycotts, mass resignations, and more.
ResearchGate Restricts Access to Nearly 2 Million Articles
Catherine Offord | Nov 9, 2017
The academic social network is bending to pressure from publishing giants that demand it removes copyrighted material from its site.
German Scientists Resign from Elsevier Journals’ Editorial Boards
Diana Kwon | Oct 18, 2017
These researchers join around 200 research institutions that have cut ties with the publishing giant to support the ongoing push for open access and favorable pricing.
Judge Recommends Ruling to Block Internet Access to Sci-Hub
Diana Kwon | Oct 4, 2017
The American Chemical Society seeks a broad order that includes millions of dollars in damages and demands action from Internet service providers and search engines.
Elsevier Signs Up to Transparency Guidelines
Catherine Offord | Sep 5, 2017
The publisher will ask its journal editors to adopt widely accepted standards on transparency and openness in scientific communication.
Major German Universities Cancel Elsevier Contracts
Diana Kwon | Jul 17, 2017
These institutions join around 60 others that hope to put increasing pressure on the publishing giant in ongoing negotiations for a new nationwide licensing agreement.
“WikiGate” Ruffles OA Feathers
Bob Grant | Sep 16, 2015
A partnership between Wikipedia and scholarly publishing behemoth Elsevier has open-access advocates up in arms.
Journal Price Tags Revealed
Jef Akst | Jun 18, 2014
Economists explore the wheelings and dealings of universities and publishers during largely secret negotiations regarding access to scientific journals.
Reading Into the Future
Richard Smith | Apr 1, 2012
Will traditional scientific journals follow newspapers into oblivion?