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Possible UC Boycott of Nature Journals

UC's Reshaping Scholarly Communication ( carries the Public Statement from the Nature Publishing Group and the response from the University of California.


June 9, 2010:

UC faculty members and researchers are considering a possible boycott of the Nature Publishing Group (NPG) journals. UC Libraries will face an unprecedented 400% increase in the cost to license access to 67 Nature journals for the calendar year, 2011. This increase is the equivalent of over $1 million per year. An informational update ( is presented for your review. Please direct comments and concerns to Steven Inchcoombe, managing director of NPG, or other members of the executive committee at In addition, we would appreciate receiving a copy of your correspondence with any member of the Nature Publishing Group's executive committee.

Please send copies of your correspondence to either your librarian subject specialist ( or Gail Yokote, Acting Co-University Librarian, Also, we welcome additional questions and concerns.

Published: June 10, 2010


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