Why are scientists like me getting so worked up over Elsevier and other journal publishers? It must seem strange from the outside. This cartoon explains it very clearly. It's hilarious - but unfortunately, it's TRUE!!! This is why we need a revolution.

(True except for one small thing: in math and physics, Elsevier does let us put our papers on our websites and free electronic archives... though not the final version, only the near-final draft.)

Thanks to +Jordan Peacock for pointing this out!
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