Winston Hide, the associate editor of Elsevier’s Genomics has resigned due to the Elsevier’s high subscription charges (see my previous post on the matter).
No longer can I work for a system that provides solid profits for the publisher while effectively denying colleagues in developing countries access to research findings.
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.