We would like to get the open letter submitted as soon as possible because the academic year has started in earnest and this issue needs addressing urgently. We had intended to submit it to the Chair of the Education Select Committee sooner but the response has been such that we are still receiving lots of signatures, so it was kept open for longer. Academic publishers are fully aware of the campaign and the outcry it has prompted and yet remain silent on the issue and show no indication of changing their approach.
We will be closing the letter for signatures at 5pm Monday 19th October. Please keep sharing and urging people to sign this week as it will be the last opportunity. Huge thanks to all who have signed so far.