Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Why boycotting the assholes at Elsevier should be one of your New Year resolutions

We finally have a confirmation of the reason why Elsevier muzzles the libraries  concerning  the price they have to pay for an Elsevier subscription. Free markets work best when information flows freely. Apparently Elsevier believes that the more we know about their bussines, the more they would stink. Wouldn't it be awesome if some  economist submitted to  an Elsevier journal a research on the anti-market attitudes of  Elsevier, and then have this  rejected. That would be so meta. In any case,  below is Elsevier in its own words (hat tip to Tim Gowers)

http://svpow.com/2013/12/20/elseviers-david-tempest-explains-subscription-contract-confidentiality-clauses/

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