Tapas Ray on Sat, 5 Dec 2015 05:36:38 +0100 (CET)

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Re: <nettime> In Solidarity with Library Genesis and Science Hub

In the past, I have published papers in for-profit journals (Sage,
Intellect), and a book through a university press. Subsequently, when I
came across the argument attributed here to a former director of Harvard
Library, I decided to publish papers ONLY in open-access journals and
books ONLY through independent or university publishers. I have offered
my latest paper to a peer-reviewed open-access journal. I am either
working on, or will be working on in the next few months, four edited
volumes and a monograph, and have requested the publications consultant
of my Institute to offer these exclusively to independent publishers. I
am a latecomer to the academy and my output is small, hence the impact
of my decision cannot but be negligible. But if other academics also
were to do what I am doing, change would come. That is my hope/belief..

In solidarity,


On Saturday 05 December 2015 05:57 AM, tomislav medak wrote:

>    Dear Nettimers,
>    here's a call to action a number of us working on digital libraries and
>    archives have published on Monday in response to Elsavier's injunction
>    against Library Genesis and Science Hub. Due to a problem with
>    nettime's Mailman software, the letter failed to arrive after several
>    people have tried. Therefore, to avoid any quirk with formatting
>    preventing the letter to come through, now we're not pasting in the
>    letter. The letter can be found here http://custodians.online in
>    English and a number of translations people around the world have
>    spontaneously contributed over the last couple of days.

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times ... it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair ...
- Charles Dickens

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