News

Additional time for negotiations with Wiley

5.4.2019

FinELib consortium continues negotiations with Wiley on open access and the right to read Wiley’s journals. During the negotiations, it has been agreed that the current subscription agreement will be extended until the end of 2019. The current agreement does not include any open access rights.

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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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FinELib’s negotiations with Taylor & Francis hit a wall

28.1.2019

Negotiations between the FinELib consortium and Taylor & Francis ended with no positive results. The end of the negotiations means that access to Taylor & Francis journals will end on 1 February 2019.

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season’s greetings and good wishes for the new year

19.12.2018

During holiday season please contact our service e-mail finelib@helsinki.fi in addition to personal e-mail addresses.

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FinELib’s negotiations with Taylor & Francis and Wiley: A Challenging situation

14.12.2018

FinELib’s current contracts with Taylor & Francis and Wiley will expire on December 31, 2018. As that date approaches, the FinELib consortium members are preparing for various scenarios to provide scholars access to necessary articles with minimal disruption or delay, regardless of what happens with the negotiations.

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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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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.