Today's reply to an #Elsevier
Dear Professor XXXX,
Traditional scientific publishers make higher profits than almost every other legal industry, by exploiting scholars' free labor and draining university library funds. Rather than reviewing for Elsevier, I have pledged to spend my time supporting alternatives, such as open access journals.
The UK Open Access Implementation Group (http://t.co/rhgKN1bGqa
) exists to help scholarly societies transition to alternative publishing models. Vision Research has a venerable history of publishing high-quality perception research, and almost all the credit in my opinion goes to the editorial board and the reviewers, who have added a lot of value over the years by improving the quality of authors' research through the reviewing process. My recommendation is for the editorial boards of Elsevier-published journals to resign and pursue alternatives.