The agreement with Elsevier is cancelled – Sweden stands up for Open Access

May 17, 2018 | Research/Cooperation

The cancellation affects the access to content from ScienceDirect.

In order to take steps towards the goal of immediate open access by 2026 set by the Swedish Government, the Bibsam Consortium has after 20 years decided not to renew the agreement with the scientific publisher Elsevier. To be able to make the necessary transition from a subscription-based to an open access publishing system the Bibsam Consortium requires:

  • Immediate open access to all articles published in Elsevier journals by researchers affiliated to participating organisations.
  • Reading access for participating organisations to all articles in Elsevier’s 1,900 journals.
  • A sustainable price model that enables a transition to open access.

Access to articles

The cancellation affects the access to content from ScienceDirect.

Researchers and students at MDH will continue to have access to articles published during 1995–2017 according to the post termination terms in the current agreement, however the publisher will not give access to new subscription-based content that is published after June 30th on the publisher’s platform.

Copies of articles published in the publisher’s journals after June 30 can be ordered as an interlibrary loan.

Publish in Elsevier’s journals

This will not affect the opportunity to publish in the publisher’s journals.

For more information, read the press release

https://www.kb.se/om-oss/press.html#/pressreleases/sweden-stands-up-for-open-access-cancels-agreemen