Hungarian Consortium EISZ Will Not Renew Contract with Taylor & Francis
NOTE: An official English-language of the statement below is not available on the EISZ web site at this time. We are using mechanical translation from Google Translate.
The Hungarian consortium compiled by the EISZ National Program will not renew the contract with Taylor & Francis in 2020.
The publisher has always taken into consideration the needs of the Hungarian institutions in their cooperation with the past two years: besides the periodicals, the contract provided the possibility of perpetual access to the periodicals published during the year of the contract (archiving right) .
In the fall of 2019, the publisher submitted a modified offer to the consortium, not matching EISZ’s annual workflows, in which it withdrew several prior rights. This would allow the institutions to retain the right to archive only at a substantial price increase.
At the end of 2019, the EISZ Secretariat informed the institutions concerned of the developments and, by joint decision, requested the publisher to revise the offer. The modified offer filed by Taylor & Francis in early 2020 will continue to include archiving rights at an additional cost, which would be a significant step back from the 2018 and 2019 contracts. Following consultation with the consortium member institutions and the EISZ Program Board, the EISZ National Program has decided not to extend the contract with Taylor & Francis in 2020.
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