May 17, 2022

Netherlands: Open Access Deal Between Elsevier and Dutch Universities Extended Until December 2019


At the end of 2018, the VSNU and Elsevier agreed to continue discussions about a new contract. From July 1, 2019, the current contract will be further extended by six months to give the negotiations more time.

There is now a broader conversation between Elsevier and NWO, VSNU and NFU about how to work together toward future Dutch open science infrastructure services. 

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