December 1, 2015

UK: Open-Access Advocate Tim Gowers Leads Queen’s Birthday Honours List

From Times Higher Ed.

A mathematician who led the boycott in the UK of a major publisher over the issue of open access and a vice-chancellor who served on the Browne Review are among the higher education figures recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Timothy Gowers, Royal Society research professor in the department of pure mathematics and mathematical statistics at the University of Cambridge, is knighted for services to math.

Professor Gowers is well known for his public stance on refusing to submit articles to journals published by Elsevier – helping to inspire a boycott by thousands of academics worldwide over the publisher’s perceived opposition to open access.

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