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  

Agreement between Royal Society of Chemistry and FinELib promotes open access in chemistry

25.2.2019

FinELib and Royal Society of Chemistry have made a new RSC Read & Publish -agreement for 2019.

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FinELib’s negotiations with Wiley continue

21.2.2019

The previous agreement between FinELib and Wiley came to an end on December 31, 2018. Prolonged negotiations haven’t yet affected the daily life of researchers and students.

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Questions and answers about FinELib’s negotiations

7.2.2019

Why aren’t we purchasing access to scholarly publications at any price necessary? Check here to find out more about the FinELib negotiations and reasons why Taylor & Francis journals are behind a paywall.

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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: American Chemical Society, Elsevier, Emerald, Royal Society of Chemistry, Sage, Springer Nature, Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott.

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