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Norway has joined Germany, Sweden and the University of California in not renewing their ScienceDirect agreement.read more
UC terminates subscriptions with world’s largest scientific publisher in push for open access to publicly funded research
The University of California is taking a very bold step here as they join German and Swedish universities and research institutions in walking away from Elsevier subscriptions. Given that they their 10 campuses produce nearly 10 percent of all U.S. academic publishing output means this is most significant. By comparison, this output is more than the entire research output of South Africa. SANLiC 2019 Conference delegates will be able to learn more about this from our keynote speaker and the co-chair of UC’s negotiation team, Jeffrey MacKie-Mason.read more
Researchers have been left without access to new papers as libraries and the major publisher fail to agree on subscription deals.read more
The editorial board of an influential scientometrics journal — the Journal of Informetrics — has resigned in protest over the open-access policies of its publisher, Elsevier, and launched a competing publication.read more