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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Elsevier and Open Access Policies

'Simple and Seamless' or 'Significant Obstacle'?

Carl Starumsheim | May 21, 2015

Academic, library and technology organizations are denouncing a new sharing and hosting policy adopted last month by publisher Elsevier, saying it undermines open-access policies at colleges and universities and prevents authors from sharing their work.
Elsevier, which publishes thousands of journals, introduced the policy last month. It aims to strike a balance between making sharing “simple and seamless” and “being consistent with access and usage rights associated with journal articles,” the publisher said in a blog post.

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