Someone needs to take formal action against Elsevier. Like taking them to court. In this case Wellcome.
Two days ago I posted https://blogs.ch.cam.ac.uk/pmr/2014/03/24/today-at-elseviergate-more-potholes-and-bumps-on-the-shared-journey-please-help-us-find-paywalled-openaccess-elsevier/ where I mentioned an APC-paid Open Access article behind a paywall. In response to this Elsevier lifted the paywall.
Prompted by a tweed from Ross Mounce I looked again. Now they have put the article back behind the paywall. Requiring non-subscribers to pay for Open Access. Unethical, Immoral and I suspect a clear breach of contract law.
Here’s todays’ screen shot
I simply don’t know what to say. Does anyone care? Or do we continue to pour public funds into an arrogant, avaricious, unprincipled company?
UPDATE: I’ve checked the earlier paywalled Open Access articles and they are not accessible to anyone (“we are experiencing technical difficulties”);