Friday, May 20, 2016

Elsevier’s Purchase of Social-Sciences Hub May Signal a Strategy Shift

The Chronicle of Higher Education
Jeffrey R. Young
May 20, 2016

The publishing giant Elsevier announced this week that it had bought the Social Science Research Network, an online community where scholars in the humanities and social sciences freely share preprints of their academic work. You may have heard about this on social media, where much of the reaction was fierce and frustrated.

As George Siemens, a prominent innovator in education, put it on Twitter: "Weird. Kinda like 'Satan buys the Vatican.'"