Inside Higher Ed article describes actions by Journal of Informetrics editors:
Editorial Mutiny at Elsevier Journal
“Following in the footsteps of linguistics journal Lingua, the editorial board of the Elsevier-owned Journal of Informetrics has resigned and launched a rival journal that will be free for all to read.” By Lindsay McKenzie January 14, 2019
Checkout the new journal launched today, Quantitative Science Studies.!
“The entire editorial board of the Elsevier-owned Journal of Informetrics resigned Thursday in protest over high open-access fees, restricted access to citation data and commercial control of scholarly work.”