The university, its open access policy, the academics and their freedom – Lizzie Gadd

“However, I am naive enough to hope that if academics, supported by their universities, have an informed debate about IP, OA and academic freedom, that there will be enough agreement to lead us towards something better than the situation we find ourselves in now.”

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Referring Elsevier/RELX to the Competition and Markets Authority

We finally got around to doing this..

Today, along with Stuart Lawson and Jon Tennant, I have submitted the below as a complaint to the Competition and Markets Authority, making good on the advice of Ann McKechin, MP at the BIS Inquiry into Open Access in 2013. The document is also available as a PDF.

Source: Referring Elsevier/RELX to the Competition and Markets Authority | Martin Paul Eve | Professor of Literature, Technology and Publishing

Referring Elsevier/RELX to the Competition and Markets Authority | Martin Paul Eve

TL,DR: We’re finally attempting to initiative legal action against Elsevier for their market practices. It’s on.

Today, along with Stuart Lawson and Jon Tennant, I have submitted the below as a complaint to the Competition and Markets Authority, making good on the advice of Ann McKechin, MP at the BIS Inquiry into Open Access in 2013. The document is also available as a PDF.

Source: Referring Elsevier/RELX to the Competition and Markets Authority | Martin Paul Eve | Professor of Literature, Technology and Publishing

Shaping an Open World

I think the ‘Open movement’ might have an image problem.

From the outside, and even from within, it might seem as though it’s a very low level affair. To many, I get the impression that it looks like it’s about toppling an industry, or implementing a policy change here or there. And with this lots of squabbling between different parties as we debate intricate things like appropriate licensing for creative works and the role of copyright, or how much we should pay for Open Access to research papers.

But for me, the ‘Open movement’ is about something much deeper.

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