[Coral-List] Elsevier's 2017 profits exceeded $1.2 billion: how to reclaim your rights as an author without feeding the beast

Nick Wehner nick at octogroup.org
Mon Feb 26 16:33:03 EST 2018

Hi Coral-Listers,

I’m hosting a webinar next month that I wanted to alert you to. Please share with your networks.

RELX Group, the holding company that owns Elsevier, the world's largest publisher, brought in profits that exceeded US $1.2 billion in 2017 alone. With a profit margin of 37%, they make more in profit than Google and Apple combined! So what can you as an author do to stop feeding this profit-hungry beast?

Elsevier and other for-profit publishers allow you to make your research available for free to the world via Green Open Access (Green OA). Papers available for free this way are cited 30% more <https://peerj.com/articles/4375/> on average. If they're licensed openly, they can also be text-mined and translated for free, too -- all without paying costly OA fees to the publisher.

Get your research published where you want (even behind a pay-wall) by making it freely-available via Green OA with MarXiv: the free research repository for the ocean and marine climate sciences <https://marxiv.org/>. Not only can you make your research Green OA for free, but you can also share your data and other research outputs for free. Give your group’s reports a free DOI and ensure they’re indexed in academic search engines like Google Scholar.

Event Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT / 5pm UTC

Register now at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Ai36NyuVTNq5l0Arh4O0_w <https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Ai36NyuVTNq5l0Arh4O0_w>


Nick Wehner
Director of Open Initiatives
OCTO | Open Communications for The Ocean
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