Elsevier redefines the meaning of “free”…their open access articles in fact cost over £10 each to download.
Originally posted on Sauropod Vertebra Picture of the Week:
Well, I’ve spent a lot of time on this blog trying to determine what the terms are for Elsevier’s elective open-access articles — what they term “Sponsored Articles“. [For anyone who needs to catch up: part 1, part 2, part 3, unofficial part 3-and-a-bit, part 4.]
We are as far as ever from getting a good, clear, explicit statement like the one Springer provide on their “Open Choice” page (“all Open Choice articles are published under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license”. There — that wasn’t so hard, was it?) But we do have an important new nugget of information, thanks to a pair of tweets from Erin McKiernan (@emckiernan13).
We start at this page, the table of contents for Neuron 73(5). Neuron is published by Cell Press, which is an imprint of Elsevier. As you…
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