The Twitter account @FakeElsevier: fighting against high costs of journals

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The Twitter account @FakeElsevier informs about initiative worldwide against the costs that libraries have to sustain for subscribing to Elsevier journals. Today the Department of Mathematics at the Technological University of ┬áMunich has decided to cancel Elsevier journal’s subscriptions for 2013:

Aufgrund unzumutbarer Kosten und Bezugsbedingungen hat das Direktorium des Zentrums Mathematik beschlossen, alle abonnierten Elsevier-Zeitschriften ab 2013 abzubestellen.

Because of unsustainable subscription prices and conditions, the board of directors of the mathematics department has voted to cancel all of its subscriptions to Elsevier journals by 2013.