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Scientific publishers like Elsevier add zero value and are parasites on taxpayer funded research. How could scientists put up with this?

In fact, virtually all scientists oppose Elsevier! It goes to show how hard it is to change entrenched institutions without collective action.
Things that have long been tried with little effect:
- Individual researchers refusing to publish in (or peer review for) Elsevier journals
- Signing petitions thecostofknowledge.com
- Publicizing how Elsevier suppresses the dissemination of knowledge gowers.wordpress.com/2012/01/21/els…
Things that are having a moderate effect:
- Country-wide collective bargaining the-scientist.com/news-opinion/n…
- Violating the outdated and deeply counterproductive copyright laws that stand in the way of knowledge sci-hub.tw
- Competition from open-access publishers.
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