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UC’s showdown with the biggest academic publisher aims to change scholarly publishing for good

MacKenzie Smith, University of California, Davis July 16, 2019 – This month, academic publisher Elsevier shuttered the University of California’s online access to current journal articles. It’s the latest move in the high stakes standoff between Elsevier, the world’s largest publisher of scholarly research, and the University of California, whose scholars produce about 10% of […]

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University of California’s break with the biggest academic publisher could shake up scholarly publishing for good

MacKenzie Smith, University of California, Davis March 8, 2019 – The University of California recently made international headlines when it canceled its subscription with scientific journal publisher Elsevier. The twittersphere lit up. And Elsevier’s parent company, RELX, saw its stock drop 7 percent in response to the announcement. A library canceling a subscription seems like […]