Elsevier backtracks on research billCBC News.
The change of heart by Dutch publisher Elsevier follows a boycott of its journals and publishing ventures by thousands of researchers around the world. More than 7,400 researchers publicly declared they would not publish in Elsevier journals or peer-review papers for those journals, or do editing work for them as part of a ‘Cost of Knowledge’ boycott launched in January. The researchers normally provide those services for free to scientific journal publishers.
Elsevier said in a statement last Monday that it hopes its withdrawal of support for the US bill "will address some of the concerns expressed and help create a less heated and more productive climate for our ongoing discussions with research funders".
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