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Please take the pledge not to do business with Elsevier. 404 scientists have done it so far: • The cost of knowledge . You can separately say you 1) won’t publish with them, 2) won’t referee for them, and/or 3) won’t do editorial work for them. At least do number 2): how often can you do something good by doing less work?
The Dutch publisher Elsevier publishes many of the world’s best known mathematics journals, including Advances in Mathematics, Comptes Rendus, Discrete Mathematics, The European Journal of Combinatorics, Historia Mathematica, Journal of Algebra, Journal of Approximation Theory, Journal of Combinatorics Series A, Journal of Functional Analysis, Journal of Geometry and Physics, Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, Journal of Number Theory, Topology, and Topology and its Applications. For many years, it has also been heavily criticized for its business practices. Let me briefly summarize these criticisms. 1. It charges very high prices — so far above the average that it seems quite extraordinary that they can get away with it. 2.