Segment Title: Trouble for Elsevier, the Leading Academic Publisher
Program: On the Media (WNYC)
The segment runs about seven minutes.
Late last month, a Cambridge Mathematician wrote a blog post that launched a massive boycott of the largest publisher of academic journals in the world. The boycott, now more than 6,000 academics strong, has ignited a discussion over the cost of, and access to, information published by academics. Rick Karr reports on rising discontent with the current academic publishing model.
The report features comments from:
- James Neal, Columbia University
- Timothy Gowers, Cambridge University
- Tyler Neylon, Creator of TheCostofKnowledge.com
- Heather Joseph, SPARC
- Alicia Wise, Elsevier