Not able to attend LOA 2018? Conference recordings and slides are now available 

All video recordings, slides, and posters from the conference LOA2018 are now available via LOA2018 was arranged by the National Library of Sweden on 1 June in Stockholm and dedicated to licenses and open access, with a focus on the transition from a subscription-based to an open access publishing system. The morning sessions were held in English.


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Alternative routes to scholarly articles and research outputs

Many scholarly and peer-reviewed articles can be read open access today on the web. A number of free services and archives have developed tools and services helping users to discover research output in an easy and simple way: through installing a browser extension or plug-in; by using academic search engines and archives, or, by contacting the author directly. In the following text, we list a selection of services and ways to find scientific articles. The choice is yours.

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Frågor och svar när Bibsamavtalet med Elsevier upphör 1 juli

Varför förnyas inte avtalet med Elsevier?


Elsevier har inte kunnat tillmötesgå Bibsamkonsortiets krav om omedelbar öppen tillgång till alla artiklar publicerade i Elseviers tidskrifter av forskare som är affilierade till konsortiets deltagande organisationer; läsrättigheter till Elseviers 1900 tidskrifter för deltagande organisationer; samt en hållbar prismodell som möjliggör en omvandling till öppen tillgång.

När sägs avtalet med Elsevier upp?

Avtalet för tidskrifter har sagts upp per den 30 juni 2018.

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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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