Q&A about the cancellation of the agreement with Elsevier commencing 1 July

Why was the agreement with Elsevier not renewed?

Elsevier has not been able to meet the demands of the Bibsam Consortium: immediate open access to all articles published in Elsevier’s journals by researchers affiliated to one of the consortium’s participating organisations; reading access to Elsevier’s 1900 journals for participating organisations, and, lastly, a sustainable price model which makes a transition to open access possible.

 

 

 

 

When will the Agreement with Elsevier be terminated?

The current agreement for Elsevier’s journals has been cancelled as of the 30th of June 2018.

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Sweden commits to Open Science with new Open Access publishing deal with Frontiers

Swedish researchers can now publish their articles in Frontiers’ Open Access journals through a simplified process with discounted fees, thanks to a national agreement announced today between Frontiers and the National Library of Sweden (NLS), on behalf of the organisations participating in the Bibsam Consortium.

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Bibsamkonsortiets avtal med Elsevier upphör: länkar och mer information

Styrgruppen för Bibsamkonsortiet har beslutat att efter 20 år inte förnya avtalet med Elsevier. För att nå regeringens mål om omedelbar öppen tillgång år 2026 och genomföra den nödvändiga omvandlingen från ett prenumerationsbaserat till ett öppet tillgängligt publiceringssystem kräver Bibsamkonsortiet följande: omedelbar öppen tillgång till alla artiklar publicerade i Elseviers tidskrifter av forskare affilierade till konsortiets deltagande organisationer, läsrättigheter till Elseviers 1 900 tidskrifter för deltagande organisationer samt en hållbar prismodell som möjliggör en omvandling till öppen tillgång. Elsevier har inte lyckats erbjuda ett avtal med en modell som motsvarar Bibsamkonsortiets krav och det pågående avtalet kommer inte att förnyas efter den 1 juli 2018

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Recommendations for the renegotiations of Springer Compact: Interim report 3 of the Evaluation of the Swedish Springer Compact agreement

The Swedish pilot agreement named Springer Compact with the publisher Springer Nature comes to an end this year. The present agreement covers the time period 2016-07-01 – 2018-12-31. Springer Compact was the first Swedish agreement signed with the intent to offset publishing costs with subscription costs.

 

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Nordic consortia endorse LIBER’s open access principles

LIBER, the Association of European Research Libraries, has recently published a new strategy for publisher negotiations containing five open access principles. The new strategy aligns with OA2020 and their mission outlined in ”Expression of interest in the large-scale implementation of open access to scholarly journals,” which all Nordic consortia have signed. As a consequence, the Nordic consortia would hereby jointly like to endorse LIBER’s principles and aim to meet them in negotiations. As all Nordic countries have different national open access strategies, the relevance of all LIBER’s principles may differ from country to country.

 

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