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"Dialogue" with Elsevier - story-2 ("Despicable" Legal Weasel Words)

ContentMine is going to mine the whole scholarly literature (10,000 articles every day). We'd hoped to do this some months ago and one of the reasons is the massive pushback from major publishers. Technically, legally , politically. UK government note: … Continue reading

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"Dialogue" with Elsevier - story-1 (Will Elsevier publish Crystallographic Data?)

TL;DR. I continue to try to get public data out of Elsevier. I think I should be able to - every other publisher has no problem. After some not-very-useful replies Elsevier simply give up answering me. Over the last 7-8 … Continue reading

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Taxi Ken and I discuss the UK's negotiations with Elsevier

When I go the airport by taxi [1] I try to get the same taxi driver, Ken [2]. Ken is a shining example of why every citizen of the world needs access to the whole scholarly literature - open and … Continue reading

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Elsevier's paywalling of Zika papers is systematic

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Elsevier still charge for papers on Zika

II thouhj I thought that all major publishers had agreed to make papers on Zika available for free as a public service. But I was wrong. Elsevier are charging people. Admittedly I haven't read this paper as I'd have to … Continue reading

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Should Wikipedia work with Elsevier?

This story has erupted in the last 2 days - if it had been earlier I would have covered it at my talk to Wikipedia Science]. TL;DR. Elsevier has granted accounts to 45 top editors at Wikipedia so they can … Continue reading

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32-year old Elsevier paper could have averted Ebola but Liberians would have had to pay to read it

I am very angry with the publishing industry. Last week the NY Times reported that the Ministry of Health in Liberia had discovered a 30-year old paper that, if they had known about it, might have alerted Liberians to the … Continue reading

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How publishers destroy science: Elsevier's XML, API and the disappearing chemical bond. DO NOT BUY XML

TL;DR Elsevier typsetting turns double bonds into garbage. Those of you who follow this blog will know that I contend that publishers corrupt manuscripts and thereby destroy science. Those of you who follow this blog will know that Elsevier publicly … Continue reading

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Elsevier's Bumpy Road; Unacceptable licence metadata on "Open Access"

I am looking for Open Access articles to mine and since I have recently become an astrophysicist I started with http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1384107614000426 Can I mine it? "Open Access" means virtually nothing. Let's try RightsLink, the tax-collector for the toll-access scholarly publishers. … Continue reading

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Elsevier's French TDM licence conditions

There 's a very useful blog post http://scoms.hypotheses.org/276 on Elsevier's content-mining conditions in France. I assume this is layered on the recent French five-year mega-deal with Elsevier.  My school French isn't good enough for technico-legal terms, so I cannot comment … Continue reading

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