Germany’s strategy for life without Elsevier | THE News

lterrat's bookmarks 2017-09-05


"A consortium of all German research organisations is locked in hostile and so far unsuccessful contract negotiations with Elsevier, demanding full open access for German-authored papers and a model in which they pay per article published, not a flat journal subscription fee.

Part of their strategy is to demonstrate that German academics can operate without Elsevier subscriptions, and an increasing number of institutions have said they will not renew their contracts at the end of the year, now including the vast majority of Helmholtz centres, which have a combined revenue of €4.38 billion (£4 billion)."


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Tags: oa.germany oa.elsevier oa.publishers oa.negotiations oa.cancellations oa.hei

Date tagged:

09/05/2017, 19:37

Date published:

09/05/2017, 15:37