[Duraspace] BishopBlog: Will Elsevier say sorry?
hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Mon Mar 23 12:14:22 SAST 2015
Elsevier, the publisher of Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders (RASD) and
Research in Developmental Disabilities (RIDD) is no stranger to
controversy. It became the focus of a campaign in 2012 because of its
pricing strategies and restrictive practices. Elsevier responded that the
prices it charged were fair because of the added value it brought to the
publishing process. Among other things they claimed that: "We pay editors
who build a distinguished brand that is set apart from 27,000 other
journals. We identify peer reviewers."
*Well, the claim of added value is exploded by the recent revelations of
goings-on at RASD and RIDD as documented in my recent blogposts here and
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