Thousands of scientists run up against Elsevier’s paywall

peter.suber's bookmarks 2019-02-06


"Researchers at German institutions that have let their Elsevier subscriptions lapse while negotiating a new deal are hitting the paywall for the publisher’s most recent articles around 10,000 times a day, according to Elsevier — which publishes more than 400,000 papers each year.

But at least some German libraries involved in negotiating access to Elsevier say they are making huge savings without a subscription, while still providing any articles their academics request.

A major stumbling block to getting deals signed is institutions’ desire to combine the price they pay for subscriptions to pay-walled journals with the cost that libraries and researchers pay to make articles open-access...."


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Tags: oa.elsevier oa.paywalls oa.cancellations oa.access oa.offsets oa.germany oa.projekt_deal oa.budgets

Date tagged:

02/06/2019, 12:21

Date published:

02/06/2019, 07:21