Thanks to Lisa Huang from Collin College for sending along information about a boycott against Elsevier
that is gaining momentum.
An online pledge
was created by Timothy Gowers, a mathematician at the University of Cambridge. The pledge asks scientists not to publish, referee or do editorial work for any Elsevier title. It now has over 3,000 signers (as of Feb 2, 2012). Impressive work considering that the pledge has been up for less than a week.
Perhaps Elsevier will pay more attention to the complaints of the content creators, editors, and peer reviewers than they have to us librarians!