The Academic Spring

The Economist reports on the growing boycott of Elsevier by thousands of academics over open access issues.

One Comment

  1. David Collier-Brown says:

    Only some few of the learned journals are worth the money to a library
    If the publisher is spending serious effort in writing summaries and abstracts, as one does in legal publishing, they’re worth something to the reader.

    If not, the libraries and interested individuals could well band together and pay for just-in-time printing of the online journals, to allow them to circulate and be shelved/browsed in the traditional manner.

    Full disclosure: I formerly worked in legal publishing.