Saturday, August 17, 2019

Elsevier subscription costs for academic journals now a challenge to universities


In July, The University of California terminated discussions about subscription from Reed Elsevier, the Books in Print people, over high subscription rates.  The UC says this is very difficult for professors, students (both graduate and undergraduate) and possibly other community efforts like science fairs (as Jack Andraka – now at Stanford – has often argued with many tweets and public talks and in the film “Science Fair”).


The UC July link leads to a second article at UC August 2, which is quite detailed as to discussions and the use of copyright law.
  
The San Jose Mercury News had reported this matter in detail in March.
  
Tom Donoghue has an important tweet on his own research being affected. 

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