Jon Eisen has now expanded this, asking that researchers also refrain from promoting work published in Elsevier journals (Boycotting Elsevier is not enough - time to make them invisible). Don't write blog posts about them, don't choose them for journal club, don't even cite them if a reasonable alternative is available (he didn't say that last one, but I do).
This is all very well in principle, but if you're like me you have only a very fuzzy idea of which journals in your field are part of the Elsevier empire. The information is available for all fields on Elsevier's web site, but I thought I'd do my bit by listing here the journals in my field. But then I saw how many there are! Of course my 'field' is an unusual overlap of genetics and molecular biology and microbiology and evolutionary biology, but still. Here are a few you might recognize:
- Current Opinion in Microbiology
- FEBS Letters
- Journal of Molecular Biology
- Microbiological Research
- Mutation Research
- Trends in Biochemical Sciences
- Trends in Cell Biology
- Trends in Ecology & Evolution
- Trends in Genetics
- Trends in Microbiology
Elsevier's list (94 journals): Microbiology and Virology
Elsevier doesn't have a list for Evolution or any related topic, so I did a search. Although that identified 179 journals, most are not focused on evolution. Here's a link to the first 25 on the list.