The giant journal company said it was merely protecting its own proprietary system. But a wave of critics on social media said they were suspicious of its motives.
It typically takes months to shepherd a piece through the peer-review process at top publications. What should scholars do when their work examines how an outbreak might spread within days?
Aided by a public outcry, the publisher thwarted a plan to shut it down. It’s now on firmer footing, but like other university presses, it is still weathering the challenges of a shifting market.
Hal Plotkin, a longtime supporter of open educational resources, says efforts like the Zero Textbook Cost degree could save students billions of dollars.
Three years after the university system’s Academic Senate approved a bold plan to make faculty research freely available, only 25 percent of professors are putting their papers in a state-created repository.
Well before Allen J. Frantzen’s comments on feminism were widely condemned by fellow medievalists, scholars started compiling a work celebrating his career. Five years later, some are getting cold feet.
We spoke with a few of them, and for the most part, they had no problem with being popular on the piracy network.
A website called Library Genesis, apparently a sister site to the notorious Sci-Hub, has ripped off thousands of university-press titles.
Superstar biologists have grabbed headlines by putting their work directly online. For the rank and file, though, the system still runs on peer review.
Under fire from critics, PLOS ONE retracted the article and promised a "deep dive" into its article-approval process. But some say it may have overreacted.
Last year PLOS ONE published 10 percent fewer papers than it did two years ago. Its editors say that’s a sign that more major publishers are taking open-access publications seriously.
The takeover of a family-run press by an industry giant has its authors worried anew about consolidation in scholarly publishing.
All the editors and their entire editorial board resigned after Elsevier refused to make Lingua fully open access and to transfer ownership of the 66-year-old journal to them.
Of course you haven’t. But Cow Country — a newish novel that one critic thought was secretly written by the famous author — takes on the subject.
Federal agencies are putting new rules into effect this fall, with hundreds of millions of dollars at stake.
As more institutions create repositories of their own researchers’ work, the publisher is telling them they must respect waiting periods before allowing free access to Elsevier-owned content.