Why I chose to decline an invitation to review by Elsevier
Connotea Imports 2012-07-31
"[A]fter the first pulse of anger had passed, I found that I was still angry at Elsevier’s actions. And so, when a request to review a manuscript for an Elsevier journal appeared in my inbox, I opted to decline. I gave as the reason for my refusal the revelations about how the publisher was providing support for the Research Works Act. This triggered an email from Elsevier which, in the interests of further discussion, I reproduce in part below...."