Wikipedia Getting Criticism for Elsevier Relationship

Wikipedia is getting criticism for its relationship with Elsevier. “Ars Technica reported on Elsevier’s recent deal with Wikipedia — the publisher has given 45 free ScienceDirect memberships to “top editors” on Wikipedia. Open-access advocate Michael Eisen — co-founder of the Public Library of Science (PLOS) and supporter of numerous other ventures — criticized the deal on Twitter and dubbed it ‘WikiGate.’ His main fear is that those with access to ScienceDirect’s database will add links to its content on Wikipedia articles.”

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