Fake Elsevier’s complaints about academic publishing leads to fake takedown notice

Ars Technica – “Currently, any research funded by the NIH is made open access within a year of its publication. Many academic publishers have been pushing to have the policy reversed, and a bill introduced earlier this year would have done exactly that. This triggered a public backlash, including a boycott of medical and scientific publisher Elsevier. The publishers have since backed off, and the bill was withdrawn. That hasn’t, however, stopped the boycott—its support of the bill was just one of a long list of issues academics have with Elsevier. And, in the intervening months, one researcher has turned to a bit of guerilla public relations, starting a Fake Elsevier blog and Twitter account.”

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