The Polish consortium for higher education and Elsevier today agreed on a national license agreement for access to critical academic research, while advancing Poland’s open access objectives.
The new three-year national license is based on a thorough analysis of the Polish requirements for access to research, the country’s publishing choices and its focus on research quality. It provides over 500 universities and research institutions across the country with access to ScienceDirect as well as SciVal and Scopus.
As part of the agreement, Elsevier will also help the Polish consortium, led by the Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling (ICM), University of Warsaw (UW), to support open access publishing.
“We’re delighted to reach this agreement with Elsevier as it enables access to the high-quality research that is vital for our students and researchers. It will advance our ambitious research agenda,” said Dr. Marek Michalewicz, Director at ICM, UW. “In addition, through the inclusion of an open access component, we have made important steps towards enabling Polish research to gain free accessibility and visibility.”
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