University of California Has Resumed Formal Negotiations with Elsevier
While we are still out of contract, UC has resumed negotiations with the publisher in hopes of finally achieving a deal that provides for more open access publishing of UC research in Elsevier journals and restores UC’s access to the latest Elsevier journal articles on ScienceDirect.
In the past year we have reached major new agreements with Springer Nature, the second largest journal publisher in the world, as well as Cambridge University Press, Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR), Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), and the Public Library of Science (PLOS). Though the details vary, UC’s contracts generally provide for the library to subsidize any open access publishing fee for articles with a UC corresponding author. For authors that cannot pay the balance of a publishing fee, the library will help. For more information, visit the library’s Open Access Publishing page.
These successes with other publishers helped pave the way for the resumption of negotiations with Elsevier last month.
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