Cassandra has moved. Ugo Bardi publishes now on a new site called "The Seneca Effect."

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Boycotting Elsevier

I said I would do it; and I am doing it. I wonder how many of these letters they are receiving and what they are thinking about that.


  1. I admire your strong, brave position in this affair. Unfortunately I cannot do the same, and I guess that many like me are in the same position.

    1. Why cannot you do the same, do you fear reprisals?

  2. Well. I must say that I felt strange in sending that message to Elsevier. It was as if I had desecrated some kind of solemn temple of knowledge. But the ancient Gods are dead - no fear of their dark curses

  3. Bravo!

    It will take quite a few strong spines like yours before we can topple those who have erected a paywall between publicly financed research and the public.

    Well done!



Ugo Bardi is a member of the Club of Rome, faculty member of the University of Florence, and the author of "Extracted" (Chelsea Green 2014), "The Seneca Effect" (Springer 2017), and Before the Collapse (Springer 2019)