Stevan Harnad: Elsevier's PURE: self-interest and exploitation - Open Access Archivangelism | 2015
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"Alicia Wise (ELS-OXF) wrote in GOAL: 'Hi everyone, PURE enables universities and researchers to comply with the HEFCE open access policy. ...Elsevier sharing policies are also consistent with the HEFCE policy....' If the British research community, universities, and government heed the siren call of all the disinformation summed up by Elsevier above, what can one say but that we deserve everything that’s coming to us? Every single talking point above is the exact opposite of the truth, and of what is best for the research community, researchers and the British tax-paying public in the online era.... We don’t need Elsevier (or any publisher) and its PURE Trojan Horse to handle the archiving, access-provision, accounting and assessment of our research output! We only need publishers to manage the peer review (which we also provide ourselves, for free, the same way we provide our articles for free)...."