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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Divide and conquer: Elsevier approaches Finnish academic institutions and individual researchers

FinELib told in their recent news release about Elsevier approaching individual Finnish researchers and academic organizations with a letter stating their perspective on the ongoing, difficult negotiations between FinELib and the publishing giant. While FinELib answered Elsevier’s claims in the release, the letter itself wasn’t published. We felt that for the sake of transparency and […]