FinELib

Welcome!

FinELib is a consortium of Finnish universities, research institutions and public libraries. It negotiates e-resource license agreements for the Finnish scholarly community. On these pages, you can monitor the progress and results of these negotiations.

Our Goals  

Prices of scholarly publications must be reasonable.

→ Information must be openly available.

→ Transition to open access must be possible without any additional costs.

→ Terms of use for articles must be appropriate and easy to understand.

Read more about our goals and their backgrounds

Status of
Negotiations

Ongoing negotiations

News  

FinELib’s Springer Compact deal: An easy route for open access publishing

25.10.2018

The FinELib consortium and Springer Nature have signed an agreement regarding Springer Compact. The agreement ensures access to over 2200 scholarly journals as well as open access publishing in almost 1900 hybrid journals.

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University rectors demand scholarly publishers to transition to open access

25.9.2018

The license negotiations with scholarly publishers must advance the transition to open access publishing, the Finnish university rectors demand in a statement published today. Universities Finland UNIFI gives its full support to FinELib consortium’s negotiation goals.

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New FinELib agreements published

9.8.2018

FinELib agreements with Wiley, Wolters Kluwer and the American Chemical Society have now been published as a response to the FOI request.

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Discussion  

Take advantage of
open access benefits

During negotiations, open access benefits have been agreed upon regarding the journals of the following publishers: Elsevier, Taylor & Francis, Sage, Emerald, Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott, American Chemical Society, Springer Nature.

More information about publisher- and organisation-specific open access benefits is also available from your own library.