May 18, 2022

Seven Elsevier Journals Moving to Open Access (Gold) on January 1, 2014 + Elsevier Contacts U. of Calgary Re: Takedowns

From Elsevier:

These titles include Physics Letters B and Nuclear Physics B as part of Elsevier’s participation in the SCOAP3 (Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics) initiative.

Other titles include Stem Cell ResearchThe International Journal of Infectious DiseasesDevelopmental Cognitive NeuroscienceEpidemics and EJC Supplements.

Journals that are changed from subscription-based to open access will retain the same editorial standards and instead of through subscriptions, the publication costs of the journals will be covered through an article processing fees paid by the authors or, in the case of Physics Letters B and Nuclear Physics B, by the SCOAP3 consortium. Libraries will no longer need to subscribe to these titles, and past issues remain accessible to subscribers through their collection agreements.

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See Also:  Here Comes SCOAP3: Largest Global Open Access Initiative Ever Built Goes Live on January 1, 2014

See Also: OA Gold and Other Open Access Definitions (by Peter Suber)

In other Elsevier News…

Elsevier Contacts U. of Calgary, Authors Being Asked to Take Down Materials (via SV-POW)

Now, they’re targeting individual universities.

The University of Calgary has just sent this notice to all staff:

The University of Calgary has been contacted by a company representing the publisher, Elsevier Reed, regarding certain Elsevier journal articles posted on our publicly accessible university web pages. We have been provided with examples of these articles and reviewed the situation. Elsevier has put the University of Calgary on notice that these publicly posted Elsevier journal articles are an infringement of Elsevier Reed’s copyright and must be taken down.

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