Thursday, July 11, 2019

Elsevier Stop Confirmed

Starting today (Wednesday, July 10), Elsevier, the world’s largest provider of scientific, technical and medical information, has shut off the University of California’s direct access to new articles. Its 2,500-journal portfolio includes such highly-regarded publications as The Lancet and Cell...

Last summer, UC began negotiating with Elsevier over its subscription contract with the publishing giant. The university’s goal was to tamp down costs and to provide default open access publishing of UC research. The desired outcome was that, unless the author requested otherwise, the results of publicly-funded UC research would be made public — free and accessible to everyone.
But in February, UC announced it had ended talks with Elsevier, as the publishing giant and UC were far apart on key issues. The UC’s decision to terminate subscriptions with Elsevier was hailed far and wide as a big win in the movement toward open access. However, it also made a shutoff imminent...
Full UC-Berkeley announcement at

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