Topics for this story: News Releases, Business, Faculty, Humanities & Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Politics & Public Policy, Professional News, Research, Technology & ComputingFebruary 14, 2012 | Ashley Yeagerprint |
Mathematician Ingrid Daubechies is among nearly 6,000 scholars boycotting Elsevier journals. Image courtesy of Ingrid Daubechies, Duke.
Durham, NC – One of Duke’s most prominent scientists has joined a protest against a leading academic publisher, adding her name to a growing list on campus and at universities elsewhere.
Mathematician Ingrid Daubechies says she will no longer publish, referee or do editorial work for the Amsterdam-based academic publisher Elsevier. She joins biologists Laryssa Baldridge and Eric Butter, mathematician Mark Iwen, economist E. R. Weintraub and other Duke faculty members in publicly boycotting the publisher.
They and nearly 6,000 other scholars around the world seek to draw attention to what they consider Elsevier’s unfair business model and restrictions on the free exchange of information.