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Topology Editors Resign En Mass

The New York Sun reports, “A Rebellion Erupts over Journals of Academia:”

“Elsevier’s prices are very high,” said an emerita mathematics professor at Barnard College, Joan Birman, who resigned a few years ago from the board of an Elsevier journal, Topology and Its Applications. She said her feeling was, “We do the work, we check each other, we referee the articles, edit and typeset them and send them to the publisher, which slaps them between two covers and charges a huge amount.”

Via Eugene Volokh, (at his conspiracy) “Editorial Board of Topology — a Leading Mathematics Journal — Resigns