The fallout from the proposed federal law called the Research Works Act continues in academia. You can learn more about the Research Works Act on our January 26, 2012 DNL blog posting here.
Elsevier, a major academic journal publisher, is being boycotted for its support of the Research Works Act along with its pricing and policies that restrict access to work. You can learn more about the boycott at the Web site The Cost of Knowledge, where over 2,600 academic researchers so far have signed up, pledging not to publish, referee, or do editorial work for any Elsevier journal.
You can read the full-text of the Chronicle of Higher education's January 31, 2012 article As Journal Boycott Grows, Elsevier Defends Its Practices