Mathematicians Organize Boycott of a Publisher
By Thomas Lin
New York Times – February 13, 2012
As many of you might know, the issue of open access and journal publishers making money from unpaid authors has been a contentious issue for several years, and it may be reaching a tipping point. More than 5,700 researchers have joined together to boycott academic publisher Elsevier, stating they will no longer submit papers to nor serve as journal editors. This action grew out of a blog post by Cambridge University mathematician Timothy Gowers in his reaction to the US Congress considering bills to strike down federal agencies requiring open access to publicly-funded research. Stay tuned for more developments….