company publishing hundreds of journals, among them Economics Letters, European Economic Review, European Journal of Political Economy, International Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Research Policy.
accused of charging exorbitantly high prices for subscriptions to individual journals, abusing market power to force libraries to buy bundles of journals many of which libraries do not actually want. Elsevier is accused to make huge profits by exploiting the fact that some of their journals are essential. Furthermore, they are accused to support measures such as SOPA, PIPA that aim to restrict the free exchange of information. It is therefore boycotted by thousands of scientists: http://thecostofknowledge.com