Elsevier withdraws support for Research Works Act

Here is the announcement.

Of course, the Research Works Act is probably a loser at this point, so it’s not really a big thing for Elsevier to withdraw its support. Moreover, Elsevier still says in their announcement that they continue to oppose government open access mandates. So, this seems more a low-cost political move than anything else.

Here’s a good brief summary of the situation.

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