This passage is from Jason Baird Jackson's blog:
"Last year, did you get paid nothing to work hard for a multinational corporation with reported revenues of over 1 billion dollars in 2008? 
If you have (1) done peer-reviews for, (2) submitted an article to, (3) written a book or media review for, or (4) taken on the editorship of a scholarly journal published by giant firms such as Springer, Reed Elisevier, or Wiley, then you belong to a very large group of very well-educated people whose unpaid labor has helped make these firms very profitable. Their profitability in turn has positioned them to work vigorously against the interests of (1) university presses and other not-for-profit publishers in the public interest, (2) libraries at all levels, (3) university and college students, (4) scholars themselves, and (5) particular and general publics with a need to consult the scholarly record.I am not willing to freely give my labor to large multinational corporations whose interests align with their shareholders but that are antagonistic to my own."
You can read the whole thing here.
Jackson urges scholars like you and me to take these five steps:
- "Choose not to submit scholarly journal articles or other works to publications owned by for-profit firms.
- Say no, when asked to undertake peer-review work on a book or article manuscript that has been submitted for publication by a for-profit publisher or a journal under the control of a commercial publisher.
- Do not seek or accept the editorship of a journal owned or under the control of a commercial publisher.
- Do not take on the role of series editor for a book series being published by a for-profit publisher.
- Turn down invitations to join the editorial boards of commercially published journals or book series."
*** NEVERTHELESS *** I am now editing my initial post here, curbing my enthusiasm somewhat, and arguing that readers should consult Steven Harnad's comment below. While I can feel indignant about commercial publishers, what is really needed is the development of institutional repositories by universities and professional organizations. We need to post our publications on the internet, and then it matters much less what happens to commercial publishers or OA journals. The key point is to make our scholarly output available on the internet, and it is much easier and faster to post one's publications than to wait around for big corporations to change their ways to please scholars.