Not always easy without Elsevier

Not all research systems get along ok without the journal giant

 U Cal researchers are said to have done ok since Elsevier pulled its journals when subscription negotiations broke down last year (CMM March 4 2019 ). But it’s not a universal experience. A learned reader points to Sweden, when the Bibsam consortium of universities and research institutions cancelled on the for-profit journal giant in March ‘18.

A survey of life after Elsevier finds 54 per cent of researchers said their work suffered, although 42 per cent of the overall sample found articles published by Elsevier in off-publisher sites

Medicine, health science, dental surgery and social care were the most effected disciplines and most strongly opposed to the cancellation. Humanities and theology were the least.



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