There is growing momentum on the web for a boycott of Elsevier publishers. Started by Timothy Gowers of the University of Cambridge who asked for a boycott on his blog on January 21st, the online petition now has more than 2500 names.
Read more background and commentary:
- Timothy Gowan’s blog: Elsevier- My part in its downfall
- The Chronicle of Higher Education: Elsevier Publishing Boycott Gathers Steam Among Academics
- Forbes- Elsevier’s publishing model might be about to go up in smoke
- LSE-Impact of Social Sciences- Comfort is the death knell of academia: why I’m standing down as a journal referee