Finnish Researchers Launch Boycott Against Elsevier
From the No Deal No Review Website:
The group behind Tiedonhinta.fi statement urges researchers to refrain from peer review and editorial duties for journals owned by publishing giant Elsevier.
The boycott is launched on a new website nodealnoreview.org. The site welcomes also signatures from international colleagues all around the world, who are worried about cost of and access to research literature in their own countries.
Tiedonhinta.fi statement, published in November 2016, quickly gained over 2700 signatures. It’s aim was to support library consortium FinELib while it negotiated with publishers to stop the unsustainable rise of subscription fees and mainstream open access publishing.
Finnish research libraries paid about 27 million euros in subscription fees in 2015, and the fees have been increasing at a 10 % yearly rate.
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