You know what’s worse than regular spam? Academic spam. “Please send us your paper, who cares about the actual field of research”. I especially hate this type of spam because it can sometimes be hard to distinguish from proper calls for papers.
A website that maintains a list of those who have chosen to boycott Elsevier (the scientific literature publisher) because of excessively high subscription charges. Some of the researchers have added their own comments:
Science requires the exchange of ideas. Anything that impedes that exchange obstructs progress. Elsevier’s practices are anti-science.
As a researcher I’m public servant. Society pays me for education and research activities. Results belong to society.