News

FinELib’s negotiations with Elsevier progressing

19.10.2017

FinELib and Elsevier have progressed in their negotiations regarding access to Science Direct Freedom Collection and advancing open access.

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Negotiations with Elsevier: The crucial issues for the FinELib consortium

22.8.2017

Elsevier has approached academic institutions and researchers in Finland. The letter states Elsevier’s view on the negotiations between the FinELib consortium and Elsevier. The crucial issues for the negotiations are cost development and open access. The FinELib consortium’s view differs from Elsevier’s on both issues.

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Finnish academic society gives strong support to FinElib’s negotiations

21.6.2017

There has been no advancement in FinELib’s Elsevier negotiations in June. However, the commitment of the Finnish academic society to the goals of the negotiations is strong. This is clearly seen in two recent statements:

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Elsevier trusts in traditions – no advancement in FinELib-Elsevier negotiations

5.6.2017

FinELib and Elsevier negotiators met recently to continue the negotiations started in 2016. FinELib’s requirements remain unchanged: Affordable prices for accessing Elsevier’s journals (SD Freedom collection) and advancing open access. Unfortunately the first meeting showed that Elsevier is not willing to develop open access business models.

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open access benefits

During negotiations, open access benefits have been agreed upon regarding the journals of the following publishers: Elsevier, Taylor & Francis, Sage. Emerald.

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