Dutch boycott of Elsevier – a game changer?

Danny Kingsley, Unlocking Research, Jul 03, 2015
Commentary by Stephen Downes

According to this article, "Koen Becking, chairman of the Executive Board of Tilburg University who has been negotiating with scientific publishers about an open access policy on behalf of Dutch universities with his colleague Gerard Meijer, announced a plan to start boycotting Elsevier." The Dutch have been attempting to negotiate open access, where content would be "born free" with no barriers or subscription fees, but have not been able to to come close to an agreement with Elsevier.

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