This acquisition by Elsevier seems smart, forward thinking to me. It would be interesting to hear the opinions of researchers on this deal, with Mendeley being such a popular tool. Better Elsevier than ThomsonReuters in my opinion…just a better fit.
Elsevier In Advanced Talks To Buy Mendeley For Around $100M To Beef Up In Social, Open Education Data | TechCrunch.
Frankly, I am a bit turned off by it. Elsevier sometimes good at forward thinking steps in terms of technology, but many researcher thinks that they are too much profit oriented, overpriced with low quality journals.
I agree, they are definitely over-priced!