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Elsevier Boycott

News articles related to the boycott:

"Elsevier Publishing Boycott Gathers Steam Among Academics." The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 30, 2012.
"As Journal Boycott Grows, Elsevier Defends Its Practices." The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 31, 2012.
"Will Academics' Boycott Of Elsevier Be The Tipping Point For Open Access -- Or Another Embarrassing Flop?" Techdirt, January 31, 2012.
"Mysteries of the Elsevier Boycott." The Scholarly Kitchen, February 2, 2012.

"Maximizing the Visisbility of Research Outputs: COAR Call for Action." News and Events, Confederation of Open Access Repositories, February 6, 2012.

Researchers worldwide are engaged in a boycott of publishing in Elsevier journals. Elsevier is the publisher of a number of well-known and highly-regarded journals, including Atmospheric Environment, Optics Communications, and Fluid Phase Equilibria. The reasons given are as follows:

  1. The subscription rates are very high.

  2. Journals are bundled so that unwanted journal titles have to be purchased.

  3. The publisher's support for restrictive copyright legislation that could impede open access.

To date, over 4500 researchers have signed on to this boycott. For more information on the reasons for the boycott, read the blog entry here.

 

 

 

 

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Plasma Laboratory - Weizmann Institute of Science

The Plasma Laboratory is dedicated to studying high-energy plasma processes, and is located at the Weismann Institute of Science in Israel. In the site you can search:Weizmann Institute of Science Logo

The Plasma Laboratory site can also be searched by keyword, under the “Search” tab. It is entirely in English.

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Carnegie Institution for Science

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The institution produces a newsletter that highlights significant research across departments. The Carnegie Newsletter is available from the library's electronic journals page.

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Each Subject can be browsed by sub-discipline. To access a specific subject area simply hover over the subject heading on the main page to see the list of sub-disciplines available. A variety of media are available on ScienceDaily, including: News, Articles, Videos, Images and Books. Daily headlines can be delivered via RSS or Email newsletter.

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