What Happens after You Boycott Elsevier (Student Union: Oct. 24, 12 noon)

Oct 18, 2012
Open Access Week Event

What Happens After You Boycott Elsevier?
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Student Union Memorial Center, Presidio Room

Last winter Fields Medalist mathematician Tim Gowers announced on his blog that he would no longer publish with, review papers for, or serve in an editorial role for the scholarly publisher Elsevier. In doing so he noted Elsevier’s high prices, their marketing practice of bundling large sets of journals to libraries, and their support for legislation that would lead to restricted access to scholarly publications. Over 12,000 researchers have signed the petition, The Cost of Knowledge, thereby refusing to similarly support Elsevier’s practices.

Three campus researchers will lead a discussion with the UA community of why make such a pledge, our expectations of scholarly publishers, and what we can do at the UA to support efforts to meet those expectations.


Brad Boyle, Research Associate, UA Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 
Chad Park, Staff Scientist, UA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry 
David Savitt, Associate Professor, UA Department of Mathematics

Co-sponsored by the University Libraries and the Arizona Health Sciences Library

Contact: Joan Schlimgen
             Arizona Health Sciences Library


Open Access Week Event
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