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Open access forum bought by Elsevier

VU International News and Reviews No. 04 April 22 2013

April 2013

Mendeley, a webbase platform that serves as a free reference manager and academic social network that can help academic scholars to organize their research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research, has been taken over by Elsevier. The news triggered dismay among some researchers concerned about what the acquisition would mean for Mendeley’s commitment to openness. Some of its 2.3 million users said on Twitter that they were going to delete their Mendeley accounts (many used the hashtag #mendelete) or that they were considering alternative services, such as Zotero, run by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University.

See Chronicle report.

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