[open-science] Elsevier selling access to open access articles... again

Ross Mounce ross.mounce at gmail.com
Tue Feb 14 22:53:10 UTC 2017

Elsevier have a documented track record of selling access to articles that
should be open access.

It is with sadness that I report here that they appear to be doing this
again in 2017:

As a reminder, they were caught doing this in:






Can someone please remind me why we allow researchers to publish hybrid
open access at Elsevier? For such a large company, and the large sums of
money paid in the form of hybrid APCs it is simply astonishing that
Elsevier can't seem to get this right.

If you know of any other sources of information about articles that have
been paid-for to be open access at Elsevier journals (aside from Wellcome
Trust data), please let me know. I and others will do our best to check
that these articles are actually open access, not for sale behind an
expensive paywall.

Happy Valentine's Day,


Ross Mounce, PhD
Software Sustainability Institute Fellow
Dept. of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge
www.rossmounce.co.uk <http://rossmounce.co.uk/>
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