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The Cost Of Knowledge: researchers taking a stand against Elsevier

Tim Gowers recently started a large-scale discussion of Elsevier by scientists, by blogging to explain that he will no longer be submitting papers to Elsevier journals, refereeing for Elsevier, or otherwise supporting the company in any way. The post now has more than 120 comments, with many mathematicians and scientists voicing similar concerns. Following up from the discussion on Gowers's post, Tyler Neylon has created a website called The Cost of Knowledge, where researchers can declare publicly their unwillingness to support Elsevier.

For more information, see http://michaelnielsen.org/blog/on-elsevier/ or http://thecostofknowledge.com/.

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