Tagged: Elsevier

Monday Micro: wiley bacterium makes ‘stem cells’ to aid dissemination - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Jan 21, 2013

Mycobacterium leprae was apparently the first bacterium to be identified as causing disease in humans. The year was 1873. The disease was leprosy, also known as Hansen’s disease. Despite popular belief, leprosy doesn’t make your arms and legs fall off. But if left untreated, it can cause permanent damage to the skin, nerves, limbs and eyes, … Read More

Academic dilemma - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Aug 01, 2012

I’ve just been listening to Cambridge mathematician Sir Tim Gowers interview from last night on Radio New Zealand National’s Nights programme. He wrote a blog post which sparked the recent boycott of academic publishing giant Elsevier. Currently 12,541 academics have pledged to either not publish, review for or do editorial work for an Elsevier owned journal. I … Read More

Elsevier withdraws support for the Research Works Act - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Feb 28, 2012

The Research Works Act raised concerns that it threatened the NIH open-access policy and statements from many organisations expression opposition to it. Elsevier emerged as one of the key players behind the act. Tonight Elsevier has put up a web page withdrawing their support for the Research Works Act. One would hope that this … Read More

Academic publishing – are the winds of change starting to blow? - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Feb 02, 2012

Ages ago I wrote about the academic publishing model we biologists are subjected to*. Finally it seems as though the winds of change are beginning to blow. Here’s hoping a gale develops. Currently doing the rounds is a site where academics can pledge to take a stand against the giant publishing house Elsevier. The objections are: 1. They … Read More

Wrapped up in books: Don Easterbrook drags Elsevier through the mud - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Oct 30, 2011

Don Easterbrook, the retired geology professor with an unhealthy obsession about Greenland ice cores, is back. His latest book, the punchily titled Evidence-Based Climate Science – Data opposing CO2 emissions as the primary source of global warming, was published last month by Elsevier, “the world’s leading provider of science and health information” (they publish The [...] … Read More