[open-science] Elsevier (again) and Community Networks

William Gunn william.gunn at gmail.com
Wed Oct 22 07:57:31 UTC 2014

I don't work for the journals division and can't speak for them.

Elsevier does offer the option to publish under an open access license for
many journals, and some of them may also be willing to extend a fee waiver.
I just mentioned the other journals because I know they definitely do.


William Gunn | 6506141749 | @mrgunn

On Oct 22, 2014 12:50 AM, "William Waites" <ww at eris.okfn.org> wrote:

> On Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:07:00 -0700, William Gunn <william.gunn at gmail.com>
> said:
>     > You should publish it in an open access journal that offers fee
>     > waivers to those who can't pay, such as PLOS ONE, PeerJ, eLife,
>     > or F1000Research.
> Is that to be taken as the official line from Elsevier? Because if so
> it's pretty disappointing to hear "go somewhere else" rather than
> addressing the problem. I have my favourite Open Access journals
> for normal academic use but this specific case is special. In many
> places community networks are built because of and to address economic
> exclusion and in a spirit of sharing, yet we have a volume being
> produced on exactly this topic in a way designed to practice economic
> exclusion. Something is wrong here.
> -w
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