Page Body

Page Main

Post Main

Post Article

German Research Institutions Boycott Elsevier

Linked by Paul Ciano on December 15, 2016

Well, this is good news.

A few days ago, Elsevier proposed a first offer for a nationwide licence. The publisher rejects more transparent business models that are based on the publication service and would make publications more openly accessible. Its offer does not comply with the principles of Open Access. Despite its current profit margin of 40 percent, the publisher is still intent on pursuing even higher price increases.

Therefore, the negotiations had to be interrupted. The Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany rejects Elsevier’s offer (PDF 25 KB). As a consequence, no access to full texts of Elsevier journals is expected to be available from 1 January 2017 on.

Paul Ciano

Enjoyed this post?

Let me know you appreciate it by signing up for my newsletter.