January 22, 2022

University of California / Elsevier Negotiations: Announcements and Coverage

We will update this page when new material becomes available.

February 1, 2019

University of California and Elsevier Continue Contract Negotiations as One-Month Extension Ends; Access to Elsevier Journals Will Continue (via UC Davis)

January 23, 2019

UC Engaged In Necessary Fight For Open Access To Research-Based Knowledge (via The Daily Bruin/UCLA)

January 16, 2019

UC Libraries Battle For Open Access to Academic Research (via The Triton/UC San Diego)

UC’s Demand For Open Access to Academic Publications Stalls Renewed Contract With Elsevier (The California Aggie/UC Davis)

January 8, 2019

Elsevier Contract Extended to Jan. 31 (via UC Davis News)

UC in Negotiations with Publisher Elsevier for Open Access to Journal Articles (via The Daily Bruin/UCLA)

January 3, 2019

Listen Online: University of California/Elsevier and Other Open Access Issues Discussed on San Francisco Public Radio Program (via KQED)

December 25

Media: University Of California Leads Fight Over Access to Research (via Mercury News/Bay Area News Group)

** UPDATE (December 21): Deadline Extension **
University of California/Elsevier Negotiations Continue; Full Access to Articles During January (via University of California Office of Scholarly Communication)

December 19

Media: University of California Squares Off Against Major Publisher, With Big Stakes for Access to Research (via STAT)

UC Negotiations with Journal Publisher (UC Santa Cruz)

December 14

Media: UC to Negotiate Terms with World’s Largest Publisher of Scholarly Articles (via The Daily Californian/UC Berkeley)

December 13

Media: Heavyweight Showdown Over Research Access (via Inside Higher Education)

Media: University of California and Elsevier Locked in Negotiations (via The Scientist)

December 12

Media: In Talks With Elsevier, UCLA Reaches for a Novel Bargaining Chip: Its Faculty (via Chronicle of Higher Education)

December 7

Media: In University of California Battle With the World’s Largest Scientific Publisher, the Future Of Information is at Stake (via LA Times)

December 3

Potential Changes to University of California’s Relationship with Elsevier in January 2019 (UC Davis)

Elsevier Journal Negotiations (UCLA)

Conference Presentation: “Negotiating Based On Principles: The University of California Approach”
Presentation by Ivy Anderson and Rick Schneider at 14th Berlin Open Access Conference.


University of California Office of Scholarly Communication Elsevier Negotiation Info Page

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