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  • Dutch universities and Elsevier fail to reach consensus

    Dutch universities and Elsevier fail to reach consensus2

    VSNU called upon academics to play a vital role in breaking deadlock. Recently, scholars and several research libraries have rolled out a petition to boycott Elsevier, the biggest scholarly materials publisher, in protest of its new open access policy. Elsevier, an Amsterdam based company, again faced another set of challenges- this time it’s homegrown. Pressure

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  • Academics Protest Against Major Publisher Elsevier0

    Nearly 6000 academics, have put their names to a petition declaring their intention to boycott the academic publisher Elsevier. “The Cost of Knowledge” petition claims Elsevier charges ridiculously high prices for its journals and criticises its practice of selling journals in large quantities leaving libraries with many unwanted journals. Furthermore it says the publisher makes

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