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Elsevier Repeats Offer for Free Access to ScienceDirect for Early Career Researchers Impacted by an Uncertain Job Market

“Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced that its Postdoc Free Access Program will be repeated, an initiative designed to help early career researchers who are in between research positions stay up-to-date in their field. The global economic climate for science funding is creating challenges for postdoctoral students, especially for those looking for employment. In response to this growing trend, the program was conceived by editors and publishers at Elsevier who began to hear from postdocs in countries where funding has been hit hardest. Many emphasized the mounting pressure to stay competitive and publish, in many cases without the resources to do so.” (via Elsevier)

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Elsevier and O’Reilly Media Sign New Ebook Distribution Deal

“Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, and technology publisher O’Reilly Media today announced that O’Reilly will distribute many of Elsevier’s academic, research-focused ebooks. This expands the depth of ebooks available from O’Reilly in areas such as computer security and networking, and includes leading imprints such as Morgan Kaufmann, Syngress, Academic Press, Butterworth-Heinemann, Newnes and Elsevier with more than 1,200 individual titles.” (via Elsevier)

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Elsevier Acquires Knovel, Provider of Web-based Productivity Application for the Engineering Community

“Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced today the acquisition of Knovel Corp. New York City-based Knovel provides a web-based application that integrates technical information with analytical and search tools to drive innovation and deliver answers engineers can trust.

Founded in 2001, Knovel has developed a deep knowledge of the engineering community and is a valuable tool for thousands of engineers and students in more than 700 corporations and engineering schools worldwide. Knovel integrates information and data from more than 100 engineering societies and publishers and makes it highly searchable and interactive so that engineers can easily manipulate the data they find and use it in other engineering applications.”

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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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Elsevier Journal Scandal Provokes Significant Librarian Response

Library Journal – “Since word of Elsevier's publication of a “fake” journal sponsored by pharmaceutical company Merck spread last week, the company acknowledged the publication of five more journals with similar undisclosed sponsorship between 2000 and 2005. (This publication and Elsevier have the same parent company, Reed Elsevier.)”

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