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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Elsevier (which happens to be an anagram of 'evil seer')

Mathematician Tim Gowers writes an interesting, inspired post about the abuses of journal publishers here (directed specifically at Elsevier, which he is boycotting):

http://gowers.wordpress.com/2012/01/21/elsevier-my-part-in-its-downfall/

excerpt:
"...I am not only going to refuse to have anything to do with Elsevier journals from now on, but I am saying so publicly. I am by no means the first person to do this, but the more of us there are, the more socially acceptable it becomes, and that is my main reason for writing this post."
As a side-note, PZ Myers, over at Pharyngula also isn't joyously thrilled with Elsevier:

http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2012/01/elsevier_evil.php

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