University of California professors say they will not edit academic journals of the academic publisher Elsevier



UC professors have announced that they will not edit academic journals published by Cell Press, an affiliate of Elsevier, in a deal with the University of California and the academic publisher Elsevier. .


Jennifer Dudna, known as the co-developer of the gene editing technology “CRISPR-Cas9”, and Elizabeth Blackburn , the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, expressed this opinion in an open letter. The letter acknowledges that Cell Press journals are useful to the life sciences community, but due to contract issues, colleagues at the University of California are unable to access Cell Press or other Elsevier journals. Therefore, it is declared that no editing will take place until a new contract is signed.

With this issue, Elsevier has refused to reduce subscription fees to the University of California and create an open access mechanism in cooperation with the university. At the beginning of August 2019, the University of California responded that there is a lie in what Elsevier claimed to have claimed.

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