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April 23, 2012

10,000

Posted by Tom Leinster

Ten thousand people have joined The Cost of Knowledge boycott.

Posted at April 23, 2012 4:10 AM UTC

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Re: 10,000

Someone pointed out this article to me:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/apr/24/harvard-university-journal-publishers-prices

Posted by: Tim Porter on April 25, 2012 3:26 PM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: 10,000

There is another article in Le Monde:

http://www.lemonde.fr/sciences/article/2012/04/25/harvard-rejoint-les-universitaires-pour-un-boycott-des-editeurs_1691125_1650684.html

Posted by: Tim Porter on April 26, 2012 7:32 AM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: 10,000

Thanks, Tim. Since you mention it here, I’ll repeat my post from Math 2.0:

The good old Guardian has got the bit between its teeth. Here are three more articles from the last few days:

Harvard University says it can’t afford journal publishers’ prices

Life after Elsevier…, by Tyler Neylon

Academic publishing doesn’t add up (yes, that’s the obligatory lame-o math pun right there. Also features photo of Tim Gowers with a halo)

Posted by: Tom Leinster on April 26, 2012 12:31 PM | Permalink | Reply to this

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