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University of Prince Edward Island Unplugs Web of Science

Official news here that the University of Prince Edward Island is giving up on licensing Web of Science in the face of a 120% subscription increase. Better yet, they are taking the forward-looking step of building a consortium to develop a free and open alternative to it. Congratulations and thank you UPEI.

Web of Science is a product sold by Thompson Reuters. Part of its bundle of services is the proprietary system of citation indexes and impact factor rankings that has gummed up much of the legacy journal system.

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