Since November 2016, more than 2700 members of the academic community in Finland have signed tiedonhinta.fi online petition which called for fair pricing for academic journal subscriptions and increased open access in the ongoing negotiation with international publishers. More than two thirds of those who signed the petition were prepared to abstain from editorial and reviewer duties in journals whose publishers are unwilling to meet the demands of the Finnish negotiators. It’s time to stand by that commitment: no deal, no editing and reviews.
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Unless a fair deal is presented by Elsevier, the Finnish library consortium (FinElib) will not renew its subscriptions to Elsevier journals in:
Through this boycott we, the research community, signal strong demand for long-overdue change, wishing to accelerate the ongoing negotiations towards fair terms so that Finnish researchers can uninterruptedly continue to access and publish in Elsevier resources.



Elsevier continues to show disregard for its most valuable resource: the research community and its members. This has become clear during the 2016 and 2017 negotiations on journal subscription prices and conditions of open access.

In Finland, Elsevier has kept returning to the negotiating table with nothing to offer, in terms of sustainable pricing and reasonable open access, thus neglecting the FinELib consortium negotiation goals and the opinion of the Finnish research community (as manifested in the tiedonhinta.fi statement).

In Germany, the negotiations have similarly stalled, resulting in researchers having to go for weeks without access to Elsevier journals, many of the same journals they have published in, reviewed and performed editorial duties for without compensation.

It is evident that the publishing giant is unwilling to meet the European demands on open access. As contract renewal negotiations progress in other countries, we are likely to see new gridlock situations emerge, if calls for fair prices and universal access keep hitting a wall at Elsevier.

We, the members of the research community, need to put a stop to this. Since Elsevier doesn’t want to support our demands for open access, we should stop supporting Elsevier.

No deal should mean no review.

Below, you can do one or several of the following:

  1.  Join the boycott and abstain from all editorial and reviewing requests from Elsevier journals
  2.  Find a template suitable for responding to such requests from Elsevier journals
  3.  Let us know that you have declined a request from Elsevier journal.
  4.  Subscribe to email updates on this boycott campaign


How can I access the literature I need if subscriptions expire?

There are many ways to get your hands on a paper, ranging from contacting the authors to using the #icanhazpdf hashtag on Twitter. One of the easiest solutions is to install Unpaywall, a free browser extension, that tells you if there is an open access version available of the paywalled article that you are interested in. The system scans for papers in more than 5,300 repositories worldwide, including preprint servers and institutional databases. You can download it here: http://unpaywall.org/.

How much are the current subscription costs?

Exact subscription costs are kept secret in most cases, due to confidentiality clauses in contracts. Fortunately at least in some countries this confidentiality has been successfully challenged through freedom of information requests. One of such countries is Finland. In 2015 Finnish research organisations paid a total of 27 million euros in subscription fees. In recent years these costs have risen by as much as ten percent in a single year. Information on costs paid in Finland for 2016 is currently being collected and will be published soon on the government run openscience.fi website.

Why boycott only Elsevier?

Elsevier has consistently proven itself to be the single biggest opponent to open access publishing. For example in Finland, despite tough negotiations, FinELib has been able to strike acceptable deals with Francis & Taylor and Sage and  keep negotiations going in a meaningful way with Wiley and the American Chemical Society. This has not been the case with Elsevier.

How is this boycott different from tiedonhinta.fi?

Tiedonhinta.fi was a statement directed at the Finnish research community. The aims were to inform the research community about the difficult negotiations and the possibility of losing subscription based access to many journals, and to create support for FinELib, so that they would pursue with their ambitious negotiating goals and not give in to an unfair deal under pressure. Tiedonhinta.fi flashed the possibility of a boycott, but didn’t yet pursue it. “No deal, no review” is that boycott put into action. Because of similar struggles in other countries, we wanted to make the boycott open also to people outside Finland. We also felt that in order to challenge Elsevier’s divide and conquer negotiating strategy, an international action would be necessary.

Will I hurt my career by joining the boycott?

Most likely not. Even if you join the boycott you can still publish in Elsevier journals. Articles are chosen for publication based on scholarly content and quality, not authors opinions, so you will be just as likely, or unlikely, to get your article into a high ranking journal as before. However, editorial and reviewer duties are to the merit of a researcher and often mentioned in CV’s, but they weigh far less than publications when making funding or recruiting decisions.

Can I only participate if I work currently in Finland?

You are most welcome to join the boycott, whoever you are and where ever you work, as long as you consider yourself a member or the research community. We feel that affordable and open access to research literature is a matter that affects the whole society, but the boycott aims at mobilizing especially researchers, whose unpaid labor is what the profits of Elsevier are built upon. If you don’t feel like this boycott suits you, but you still want to do something to support it, there are many things that you can do: speak out on social media using the hashtag #nodealnoreview, make your researcher friends aware of the campaign, write a blog, etc. If you are from outside Finland and Elsevier’s subscription fees are not public information in your country, you can perhaps make a freedom of information request, in which case you might want to contact us at info@tiedonhinta.fi to hear about our succesful FOI.

I have already signed Tiedonhinta.fi, why do I have to sign again?

Tiedonhinta.fi was about the possibility of a boycott towards five possible publishers. Since then that list has dwindled to just one name: Elsevier. Also some time has passed since the statement was launched and most of the signatures gathered (November 2016). To show that the Finnish research community stands consistently behind its commitment, we need a renewed show of force and determination.

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First name Last name Country and institution
Pekka Jääskeläinen Tampere University of Technology
Frank Martela University of Helsinki, Finland
Jarmo Juga University of Helsinki
Kimmo Tuominen Finland, University of Helsinki
Jaakko Hirvelä Finland, University of Helsinki
Christos Ioannou UK, University of Bristol
Kristiina Regina Natural Resources Institute Finland
Ilona Steiler Finland, University of Helsinki
Matias Autio Singapore, GIS
Claire Morandin University of Helsinki
Elina Salmela Finland, University of Helsinki
Jan Hecker Germany, Humboldt University of Berlin
Raimo Pohjanvirta Finland; University of Helsinki
Hervé Elettro Chile, Universidad de Santiago de Chile
Lydie Staron France, Institut D’Alembert
Paolo Vannucci University of Versailles, France
Mathias Legrand Canada, McGill University
Pavel Mokry Czech Republic, Technical University of Liberec
Kalle Ruokolainen Finland, University of Turku
Birgit Schmook Mexico, El Colegio de la Frontera Sur
Inkeri Kontro Finland, University of Helsinki
Gerrit Groenhof Finland, University of Jyvaskyla
Magnus Hellström Finland, Åbo Akademi University
Jürgen Dengler Germany; University of Bayreuth
Pertti Panula Finland, University of Helsinki
Pekka Orponen Aalto University, Finland
Anne Karppinen Finland, University of Jyväskylä
David Perez-Suarez UK – University College London
Pekka Härkönen Finland, Lappeenranta University of Technology
Eero Haapala Finland, University of Eastern Finland
Otso Ovaskainen University of Helsinki
Kai Norrdahl Finland, University of Turku
Lasse Makkonen Finland, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd
Arttu Jutila Finland, University of Helsinki
Eric Tannier France, Inria
Francesco Maria Sabatini Germany, Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin
Frédéric Hélein France, Université Paris Diderot
Pyry Kettunen
Tuomo Alhojärvi Finland, University of Oulu
Oula Silvennoinen Finland, University of Helsinki
Asko Lehmuskallio Finland, University of Tampere
Tiina Paloniitty Finland, University of Helsinki
Anouar Belahcen Finland/Aalto University
Jari Lyytimäki
Emma Terämä Finland, Finnish Environment Institute
M. J. Orzech US, SUNY College at Brockport, Brockport, NY
Jenni Prokkola
Leena Lindén Finland, University of Helsinki
Aili Pyhälä Finland, University of Helsinki
Juhani Pirhonen Finland University of Jyvaskyla
Jaakko Kopra Finland, University of Helsinki
Tommi Kokkonen Finland, University of Helsinki
Fabian Yáñez Chile, Student
Johanna Ilmakunnas Finland, University of Turku
Eliisa Kylkilahti Finland, University of Helsinki
Pierre Guillon France, CNRS
Marie Farge France, CNRS (Centre National a la Recherche Scientifique)
Liselotte Sundström Finland, University of helsinki
Lionel Vaux Aix-Marseille Univ, France
Camilla Böckelman University of Helsinki, Finland
Guillemette Chapuisat France, Aix-Marseille Université
Anna Rawlings Finland, University of Helsinki
Pierre Arnoux France, Université d’Aix-Marseille
Yann Bugeaud France, Université de Strasbourg
Jani Väisänen Jyväskylä
Maria Tuomi Finland, University of Turku
David Israel Finland, University of Helsinki
Johanna Jääsaari Finland, University of Helsinki
Jukka-Pekka Keskinen Finland, University of Helsinki
César Garcia Portugal. Universidade de Lisboa.
Saija Merke Finland, University of Helsinki
Corey Bradshaw Australia, Flinders University
Johan Himberg Finland, Aalto University (alumni)
Tim Luoto Finland, freelancer researcher
Juuso Tervo Aalto University, Finland
Sneha Das Finland, Aalto University
Catherine Granier France, Université Grenoble Alpes
Antti Poikola Finland Aalto University
Saara Jäntti Jyväskylä
Eduardo Restrepo Colombia, Universidad Javeriana
Riikka Taavetti Finland, University of Helsinki
Otso Peräkylä Finland, University of Helsinki
Leena Salmela Finland, University of Helsinki
Arto Pesola University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Corinna Howland University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Terhi Moisala Finland, University of Jyväskylä
Susanne Suvanto Finland, Natural Resources Institute Finland
Rebecca Pointer South Africa, WITS university
Mirka Hintsanen Finland, University of Oulu
Celia Díaz SPAIN, University Complutense of Madrid
Laura Palmgren-Neuvonen Finland, University of Oulu
Angel Oleas Ecuador
Jyrki Hakapää Finland
Vilja Varho Finland, Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke)
Yrsa Neuman Finland Åbo Akademi University
Torsti Schulz Finland, University of Helsinki
Marjaana Jauhola Finland, University of Helsinki
Kaisa Haverinen Finland
Sirpa Tarvainen University of Helsinki, Finland
Juho Pääkkönen Helsinki
Lutz Fromhage Finland, University of Jyvaskyla
Leena Vastapuu Finland, University of Turku
Ulla Savolainen University of Helsinki, Finland
Anbu Poosakkannu Finland, University of Jyväskylä
Markku Åkerblom Finland, TUT
Shahram Khosravi
Taina Meriluoto Finland, University of Jyväskylä
Lena Hulden Finland, University of Helsinki
Aapo Kahilanien Finland, University of Helsinki
Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho Finland: University of Jyväskylä
Élise Féron Finland, Tampere Peace Research Institute
Ari-Elmeri Hyvönen Finland, University of Jyväskylä
Antti Honkela Finland, University of Helsinki
juha pekkanen Finland, University of Helsinki
Pertti Hurme Finland
Iain Davidson University of New England, Australia
Juan Galarza Finalnd. University of Jyvaskyla
Annick Wibben USA, University of San Francisco
Niko Pyrhönen Finland, University of Helsinki
Ainur Elmgren
Christel Geiss Finland, University of Jyväskylä
Joel Dapello MIT, USA
Maili Malin Finland migrant institute of finland
Pedro Cardoso Helsinki
Jenni Hokka Finland, University of Tampere
Suvi Viranta-kovanen Finland University of Helsinki
Salla-Maaria Laaksonen Finland, University of Helsinki
Piia Naukkarinen Finland, University of Helsinki
Sara Norja Finland, University of Turku
Maria Ruuska Finland, Kaskas Media
Kinga Polynczuk-Alenius Finland, University of Helsinki
Samuli Kaislaniemi Finland, University of Helsinki
Mikko Virtanen Finland, University of Helsinki
Antti Laherto Finland, University of Helsinki
Ilpo Helén Finland, University of Eastern Finland
Meri Kytö Finland, Univeristy of Tampere
Susanna Mäkinen Finland, University of Turku
Erkki Thuneberg Finland, University of Oulu
Päivi Rauste Finland, CSC
Olli Lampinen-Enqvist Finland, University of Helsinki
Hannu Laitinen Finland
Lars Kaislaniemi Finland, University of Helsinki
Tomas Lindén Finland, HIP
Rakshith Shetty Germany, Max Planck Institute of Informatics
Minna Kaarakainen Finland, University of Helsinki
Teemu Karlsson Finland, Geological Survey of Finland GTK
Laura S Lauri Finland, GTK
Noora Ottman Sweden, Karolinska Institutet
Tere Vaden Finland, University of tampere
Lauri Piispa Finland, University of Turku
Jari Syväranta Finland, University of Eastern Finland
Kaj Ahlsved Åbo Akademi, Finland
Merja Elo Finland, University of Jyväskylä
Jussi Heinonen Finland, University of Helsinki
Kaarina Kilpiö Finland, University of the Arts Helsinki
Ditte Taipale Finland, University of Helsinki
Juho Kaitajärvi-Tiekso University of Tampere, Finland
Anni Arponen Finland, University of Helsinki
Riitta Savolainen Finland, University of Helsinki
Juho Kopra Finland, University of Jyväskylä
Aura Nortomaa University of Helsinki, Finland
Johannes Enroth Finland, University of Helsinki
Mari Siiroinen Finland, University of Helsinki
Teemu Peltonen Finland, University of Jyväskylä
Mikael Fortelius Helsinki
Risto Kalliola Finland, University of Turku
Hermanni Aaltonen Finnish Meteorological Institute, Finland
Janne Alahuhta Finland, university of Oulu
Adrian Goldman Finland, University of Helsinki
Jarno Yltävä tampere TAMK
Tommi Himberg Finland, Aalto University
Tuomas Tammisto Finland, University of Helsinki
Karine Gagnon Finland, Åbo Akademi University
Yann Salmon University of Helsinki
Anna Lintunen Finland, University of Helsinki
Ari Korhonen Aalto University, Finland
Arturo García-Horsman Finland, University of Helsinki
Esa Pitkänen Germany, European Molecular Biology Laboratory
Luis Puerto
Teea Kortetmäki Finland, University of Jyvaskyla
Diego Pavón Jordán Finland, Finnish Museum of Natural History
Martti Nissinen Finland, University of Helsinki
Markku Roinila Helsinki
Marja Kokkonen Finland, University of Jyväskylä
Unni Leino University of Tampere, Finland
Krister Lindén Finland, University of Helsinki
Kari Vepsäläinen Finland, University of Helsinki
Matti Nummelin
Lauri Oksanen Norway, UiT – The Arctic University of Norway and Finland University of Turku
Mikko Harjusaari Finland
Jari Hämäläinen Finland, Lappeenranta University of Technology
Leevi Tuikka Finland, University of Helsinki
Anna Salomaa University of Helsinki, Finland
Joona Havukainen Finland, Helsinki Institute of Physics
Joel Röntynen USA, Princeton University
Elina Numminen Finland, University of Helsinki
Lionel Tafforeau University of Mons, Belgium
Leif Schulman Finland, University of Helsinki
Tuomas Aivelo Switzerland, University of Zürich
Iiris Hovatta University of Helsinki, Finland
Phillip Gienapp Finland, University of Helsinki and Netherlands, NIOO-KNAW
Elina Palmgren Finland, University of Helsinki
Anders Sirén Finland, University of Helsinki
Noora Alasuutari Finland, University of Helsinki
Mikko Salo Finland, University of Jyväskylä
Timo Nousiainen Finland
Katja Valaskivi University of Tampere, Finland
Osma Suominen National Library of Finland, Finland
Fred Saarinen Finland, University of Turku
Mikko Poutanen Finland, University of Tampere
Aleksi Räsänen
Patrick Bastien France, University of Montpellier
Syed Ashraful Alam Finland, University of Helsinki
Virginie Rougeron France, CNRS
Eric Le Tortorec University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Antonin Demange
Sophie Delerue-Ricard Belgium, University of Leuven
Mikko Räkköläinen Finland, University of Tampere
Paavo Nieminen Finland, University of Jyväskylä
Ralf Eggeling University of Helsinki, Finland
Salla Kangas Finland, University of Oulu
Anu Koivunen Finland, University of Helsinki
Eini Nieminen Finland, University of Jyväskylä
Jaana Hallamaa Finland, University of Helsinki
Sanna Olkkonen Finland, University of Jyväskylä
pompon julien IRD, France
Xochtil CORMON IHF Hamburg University Germany
Maisa Martin University of Jyväskylä, Finland
István Heiler Finland, Finnish Meteorological Institute
Laurence Despres France, UGA
Franck GUY France, CNRS
Irene Ylönen Finland, University of Jyväskylä
matti airaksinen
Arto Klami Finland, University of Helsinki
Suleiman Khan Finland, University of Helsinki
Matti Javanainen Finland
Johanna Ruusuvuori Tampere
Francesco Montanari Finland, University of Helsinki
Johanna Vendelin Helsinki
Philippe Forêt Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan
Anu Lahtinen Finland, University of Helsinki
Stephan Dudeck Finland, Arctic Centre, University of Lapland
Jouni Räisänen Finland
Iryna Herzon Finland, Uni of Helsinki
Jari Valkama Finland, University of Helsinki
Mikko Peltola University of Tampere, Finland
Tiina Käkelä-Puumala Finland, University of Helsinki
Samuel Alizon France, CNRS
Olli Kärkkäinen Finland, University of Eastern Finland
Frantz Depaulis France
Guillaume Martin Montpellier
Jessica de Bloom Finland, University of Tamoere
Abel Souriau Department of Ecology, Charles University in Prague
Päivi Rannila Finland, University of Turku
Thomas Condamine Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, FRANCE
Mikko Joronen University of Tampere
Ville Kivioja Finland, University of Jyväskylä
Miguel Bordallo López Finland, University of Oulu
Mikael Ehn Finland, University of Helsinki
Antti Saari Finland University of Tampere
Patrick Speissegger Canada, McMaster University
Stefania Passera Finland, Aalto University
Henna Fabritius Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet, Sverige
Heikki Patomäki Finland, University of Helsinki
Virve Peteri Finland, University of Tampere
Aura Pyykönen Finland, University of Helsinki
Gunnar Ólafur Hansson University of British Columbia, Canada
Cory Wright California State University Long Beach
John Wilkins Australia; University of Melbourne
Stephen Eglen UK, University of Cambridge
Brian Hole United Kingdom, University College London
Antti Karttunen Finland, Aalto University
Keijo Hämäläinen Finland, University of Helsinki
Samuli Björninen Finland/University of Tampere
Benjamin Cowley Finland, University of Helsinki
Karl-Erik Sveiby Dept of Management and Organisation
Tommi Tenkanen United Kingdom
Sami Yli-Karjanmaa University of Helsinki, Finland
Ville Rantanen Finland, Tampere University of Technology/University of Tampere
Timo Laaksonen Finland, Tampere University of Technology
Jouko Lindstedt Finland, University of Helsinki
Mika Silvennoinen Finland, University of Jyväskylä
Ulla Hytti Finland, University of Turku
Jennifer Kay USA, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Vicente Sedano Wageningen UR The Netherlands
Johanna Lilja Finland, Ph.D. Information studies
Sirpa Wrede Finland, University of Helsinki
Eric Coatanea Finland, Tampere University of Technology
Ville Harjunen Finland, Helsinki Institute for Information Technology, Aalto University
Adam Borch Åbo Akademi, Finland
Hanna Tuomisto Finland, University of Turku
Theo Kurtén Finland, University of Helsinki
Maxim Makartsev Russia, Institute of Slavic Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences
Svetlana Vetchinnikova University of Helsinki, Finland
Robert Jäschke L3S Research Center, Germany
Reijo Sund University of Helsinki, Finland
Anna Haapalainen Finland, University of Turku
Enrico Di Minin Helsinki
Maarit Granberg Finland
Jari-Matti Kuusela Finland, University of Oulu
Ville Keiski Finlandu, University of Jyväskylä
Outi Merisalo Finland, U of Jyväskylä
Jenni Mäenpää Finland, University of Tampere
Matthew James University of Tampere
Hannu I Heikkinen Finland University of Oulu
Antti-Ilari Partanen Canada, Concordia University / Finland, Finnish Meteorological Institute
Maria Mäkelä University of Tampere, Finland
Erik Litonius Finland, University of Helsinki
Katarina Leppänen Sweden, Gothenburg University
Elina Late University of Tampere
Jaana Vuori Finland, University of Eastern Finland
Chris Hartgerink Tilburg University, NLD
Danbee Kim United Kingdom, Sainsbury Wellcome Center for Neural Circuits and Behavior
Jacob Mickelsson Finland, Hanken School of Economics
Syksy Räsänen Finland, University of Helsinki
Aleksi Kallio Finland, CSC
Saana Svärd Finland, University of Helsinki
Sakari Lahti Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Sanna Mäki Finland, University of Turku
Filip Ginter Finland, University of Turku
Vesa-Matti Hiltunen University of Jyväskylä Finland
Nicola Tuveri Finland, Tampere University of Technology
Ann-Charlotte Palmgren Finland, Åbo Akademi University
Cesar Pereida Garcia Finland, Tampere University of Technology
Johan Strang Finland, University of Helsinki
Vinodh Ilangovan Germany, Max Planck Society
Jussi Malila University of Oulu, Finland
Annika Lillrank Finland, university of Helsinki
Konsta Särkimäki Aalto University, Finland
Marko Nieminen Canada, Biodiversity Institute of Ontario; Finland, University of Helsinki
Olli Wilkman Finnish Geospatial Research Institute, Finland
Plinio Casarotto University of Helsinki
Patrik Hagman Finland, Åbo Akademi
Somak Chowdhury Germany Mpi for Biogeochemistry
Aaro Sahari Finland University of Helsinki
Olli Serimaa Finland, CSC
Keijo Kajantie Finland, Helsinki Institute of Physics
Jonni Lehtiranta Finnish Meteorology Institute
Alexandru Tomescu Finland, University of Helsinki
Martti Tolvanen University of Turku, Finland
Inkeri Koskinen Finland, University of Helsinki
Jemima Repo Newcastle University, UK
Graham Steel UK
Tarja Mäkinen Finland, University of Helsinki
Heli Kaatrakoski Finland, Open University, University of Helsinki
Ari Löytynoja Finland, University of Helsinki
Kari Enqvist Finland, University of Helsinki
Markku Roinila Finland
Paul Van Aerschot Finland, University of Helsinki
Frank Berninger University of Helsinki
Matti Kaivola
Stefan Werner Finland, University of Eastern Finland
Jaakko Lehtinen Finland, Aalto University
Rune Andersen uta
Eemeli Tomberg Finland, University of Helsinki, Department of Physics
Kalle Kytölä Finland, Aalto University
Matti Miestamo Finland, University of Helsinki
Ossi Rahkonen Finland, University of Helsinki
Jaana Bäck Finland, University of Helsinki
Hugo Strandberg Åbo Akademi University, Finland
Panu Raatikainen Finland, University of Tampere
Sara Negri Finland, University of Helsinki
Jaana Parviainen Finland and University of Tampere
Mike Taylor University of Bristol, UK
Joel Kuortti Suomi
Arild Husby Finland, Helsinki University
Martti Kauranen Finland, Tampere University of Technology
Vuokko Heikinheimo Finland, University of Helsinki
Sanna Lehtonen Finland, University of Jyväskylä
Merja Polvinen Finland, University of Helsinki
Matti Laine Finland, Åbo Akademi University
Juho-Erik Wilskman Finland, University o f Helsinki
Laurent Gatto University of Cambridge, UK
Eero Castrén Finland
Quan Zhou Finland, Aalto University
Pashupati Mishra Finland, University of tampere
Leo Lahti Finland, University of Turku
HALIL GURHANLI Finland, University of Helsinki
Jani Sinokki Finland, University of Turku
Derek Fewster Finland, University of Helsinki
Johanna Leppälä University of Helsinki, Finland
Eliisa Kekäläinen University of Helsinki, Finland
Hannu Lahtinen University of Helsinki, Finland
Petri Toronen Finnland, Institute of Biotechnology
Hanna-Ilona Härmävaara University of Helsinki, Finland
Florencia QUESADA Finland, University of Helsinki
Joonas Virtasalo Finland, Geological Survey of Finland
Markus Miettinen Germany, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces
Pekka Kaitaniemi Finland, University of Helsinki
Risto Niemi-Pynttäri Finland, University of Jyväskylä
Harri Waltari Finland, University of Helsinki
Liisa Laakso University of Tampere, Finland
Tommi Brander Finland, University of Jyväskylä
Timo Saloviita Finland, University of Jyvaskyla
Lisa Muszynski Finland / University of Helsinki
Jonne Arjoranta Finland, University of Jyväskylä
Kari Mikkonen Häme University of Applied Sciences, Finland
Taarna Valtonen Finland, Giellagas Institute for Saami Studies
Jaakko Koskelo Ecole Polytechnique, France
Mikael Granvik University of Helsinki, Finland
Jenni Ervasti Finland, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health
Maria Lassén-Seger Finland, Åbo akademi University
Susanna Nykyri Finland, Helsinki University Library
Minna Palmroth FI, University of Helsinki
Matti Raasakka Finland
Anna Hausmann
Johanna Ärje Finland, University of Jyväskylä
Johanna Eklund Finland, University of Helsinki
Ari Asmi Finland, University of Helsinki
Petri Haapa Nastola
Henrikki Tenkanen University of Helsinki, Finland
Max Wahlström Finland, University of Helsinki
Ville Tenhunen Finland, University of Helsinki
Jukka Rantala Finland, University of Helsinki
Camilla Kronqvist Finland, Åbo Akademi University
Linda Annala Finland, Hanken School of Economics
Samuli Junttila Finland, University of Helsinki
Stefan Baumeister University of Jyväskylä, School of Business and Economics, Jyväskylä, Finland
Arttu Miettinen University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Albert Porcar Castell University of Helsinki, FINLAND
Mikael Kurula Finland, Åbo Akademi
Torbjörn Björkman Åbo Akademi, Finland
Jyrki Jauhiainen Finland, University of Helsinki
Andrey Ilinov University of Helsinki, Finland
Elli Koskela Finland, University of Helsinki
Markus Hamunen Finland, University of Helsinki
Mats Sjöberg Finland, University of Helsinki
Juhana Rantavuori Finland, University of Helsinki
Mikko Kaasalainen Finland, TUT
Henrik Serup Christensen Åbo Akademi University, Finland
Lauri Turpeinen Finland, University of Helsinki
Maria Salonen Finland, University of Helsinki
Gabriel Rauhoff Turku
Jon Lundberg Stockholm
arto laitinen University of Tampere, Finland
Tiina Pääkkönen Finland/University of Oulu
Konsta Happonen University of Helsinki, Finland
Joona Lehtomäki The Netherlands, VU Amsterdam
Corina Logan United Kingdom, University of Cambridge
Viveca Rabb Finland
Olli O. Silvennoinen Finland, University of Helsinki, Department of Modern Languages
Jouni Helske Finland, University of Jyväskylä
Jessica Parland-von Essen Finland. Unversity of Helsinki
Marjo Kuronen Finland, University of Jyvaskyla
Mikhail Kopotev University of Helsinki
Zalan Rajna Finland, University of Oulu
Iivari Pietikäinen Finland, University of Oulu
Pilvari Pirtola Finland, Academy of Fine Arts
Tommi Kutilainen Finland, CSC
Mikko Närhi Finland, Tampere University of Technology
Mikko Tolonen Finland, University of Helsinki
Irene Rämä Finland, University of Helsinki
Eeva-Liisa Eskelinen Finland, University of Helsinki
Sami Laine University of Oulu, Finland
Kim Holmberg University of Turku, Finland
Jani Tuorila Suomi
Tuuli Toivonrn University of Helsinki, Helsinki
Janne Hukkanen Oulu University Hospital
Juha Karvanen University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Teemu Roos University of Helsinki, Finland
Kimmo Katajala Finland
Mikael Laakso Hanken School of Economics, Finland
Reima Välimäki Finland, University of Turku
Tarmo Ketola Finland, University of Jyväskylä
Kari Rummukainen University of Helsinki, Finland
Karina Lukin Finland, University of Helsinki
Hannu Koskinen Suomi
Lassi Linnanen Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
Kirsti Salmi-Niklander FInland, University of Helsinki
Jakke Mäkelä
Jacqueline Jerney Finland, University of Helsinki
Teppo Jakonen Finland, University of Jyväskylä
Laura Helle Finland, University of Turku
Visa Kurki Helsinki
Panu Halme University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Jukka Kuva Finland, Geological Survey of Finland GTK
Heidi Laine Finland, University of Helsinki

Response template for editorial and reviewer invitations

Here, we provide a template for responding the invitations for editorial and reviewer tasks for journals that you wish to boycott. It is important also to let editors, most of whom are unpaid professional scientists, know why you are boycotting their journal. Please feel free to modify the template to suit your needs.

Thank you for your invitation to [review a manuscript / act as an editor] for XXXX. I am declining the invitation to support the No deal, no review boycott of Elsevier.

During the 2016 and 2017 subscription deal renewal negotiations Elsevier has shown disregard for its most valuable resource, the research community, by refusing to offer sustainable prices and open access for its journals.

I am worried that we will continue to see unfair deals being offered and negotiations in gridlock, as new renewal talks get underway all over the world.  

This needs to stop.

Until a fair deal is reached between [country/negotiating party] and Elsevier, I will decline from all requests by Elsevier journals.

More information: nodealnoreview.org

With kind regards,


Let us know you declined a request

Here you can let us know that you have declined either editorial or reviewer requests for an Elsevier journal. Why? Because while it is important to show your support by joining the boycott, it is equally important to be able to quantify how many requests have been declined, in Finland and elsewhere. Over time, we will be able to demonstrate the effect of the boycott more tangibly.


Updates on situation in Finland

Negotiations and deals in other countries