Finland: FinELib Consortium and Elsevier Announce Three-Year Agreement for Subscription Access and Open Access Publishing
As noted in the background links at the bottom of this post, a boycott of Elsevier by FinELib was announced last June.
From a Joint News Release:
The FinELib consortium and Elsevier today signed an agreement making Elsevier’s globally published research articles available to Finnish academic institutions, while providing Finnish researches with incentives to publish open access if they so choose.
The three-year contract applies to 13 Finnish universities, 11 research institutions and 11 universities of applied sciences, and grants subscription access to around 1,850 journals on Elsevier’s ScienceDirect e-platform.
To support Finland’s goal of transitioning to open access publishing, Elsevier and FinELib have initiated an Open Access pilot program that stimulates Finnish researchers to publish their articles open access in Elsevier journals.
Read the Complete Announcement
Background: Finland: Elsevier Sends Letter to FinELib Consortium Re: Negotiations (August 28, 2017)
Background: Finnish Researchers Launch Boycott Against Elsevier (June 25, 2017)
On a Related Note…South Korean Universities Settle With Elsevier (via Science)
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