News

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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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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FinELib signed an agreement with American Chemical Society

9.8.2018

The FinElib-consortium and the American Chemical Society (ACS) have signed a 3-year agreement (2018-2020). The agreement covers access to ACS journals and free credits for open access publishing.

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FinELib agreements published

17.5.2018

The following agreements have now been published as a response to the FOI request: Emerald agreement 2018-2020 and IEL agreement 2018. 

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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: Elsevier, 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.