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Friday, February 20, 2004

More on the Elsevier position on OA

Tim Burt, Reed shrugs off threat from free net rival, Financial Times, February 20, 2004. Excerpt: "Reed Elsevier, one of Europe's largest media groups, on Thursday defended its dominance of scientific publishing and scorned suggestions that a free internet rival could jeopardise its business model....[CEO Crispin Davis] also questioned...the value of publications that were not subject to tough peer review." (PS: Crispin Davis' public statements about open access need some peer review. Does he think that investors will not care that his assessments are this baseless and uninformed?)