Elsevier redefines the meaning of “free”…their open access articles in fact cost over £10 each to download.

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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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  1. Someone once said about software “There are lies, damn lies, and open systems”. “Open Access” is a term which should be avoided since it is used by different people to mean different things, often to deliberately create a misleading impression.

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