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Scientists call for a boycott of Cell Press

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7423.1070-b (Published 06 November 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1070
  1. Jeanne Lenzer
  1. New York

    Two research scientists at the University of California at San Francisco have called for a boycott of Cell Press publications, saying the price for electronic access is exorbitant. Peter Walter and Keith Yamamoto, both professors at the University of California in San Francisco, have asked fellow scientists to stop submitting papers to Cell Press and to resign from the editorial boards of Cell Press, among other actions.

    Cell Press, owned by Elsevier, publishes nine journals, including Celland Neuron.Lynne Herndon, president and chief executive officer of Cell Press, said their pricing is reasonable as they estimate their charges at $1.50 (90p; €1.30) per journal per subscriber per year.

    But the additional $90 …

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