[Irtalk] The Growing Big Three Boycott: Understanding why scientists are publically boycotting Cell, Nature and Science Journals

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Sun Jan 11 16:24:13 SAST 2015

*Nevertheless, despite the continuous growth in paper submissions,
established scientists have begun to publicly criticize these elite
journals.* One notable example is biologist Dr. Randy Scheckman, 2013 Nobel
Laureate in Physiology or Medicine. Upon receiving the Nobel Prize,
Scheckman wrote a brief commentary in The Guardian2 describing the damaging
effects of “glamour journals.”

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