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Possible UC Boycott of Nature Journals

June 10, 2010:

UC's Reshaping Scholarly Communication (http://osc.universityofcalifornia.edu/) carries the Public Statement from the Nature Publishing Group and the response from the University of California.

 

June 9, 2010:

UC faculty members and researchers are considering a possible boycott of the Nature Publishing Group (NPG) journals. UC Libraries will face an unprecedented 400% increase in the cost to license access to 67 Nature journals for the calendar year, 2011. This increase is the equivalent of over $1 million per year. An informational update (http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/ul/news/items/nature-faculty-letter.pdf)PDF is presented for your review. Please direct comments and concerns to Steven Inchcoombe, managing director of NPG, or other members of the executive committee at exec@nature.com. In addition, we would appreciate receiving a copy of your correspondence with any member of the Nature Publishing Group's executive committee.

Please send copies of your correspondence to either your librarian subject specialist (http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/ul/about/directories/subjspec.php) or Gail Yokote, Acting Co-University Librarian, gyokote@ucdavis.edu. Also, we welcome additional questions and concerns.

 

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