New national agreement with Elsevier
SLU has signed a national agreement with Elsevier. The agreement entails that researchers and students once again gain access to the publisher's journals, and will also make it easier for researchers to publish open access free of charge.
The new agreement gives students and researchers free access to Elsevier's journals, which has not been possible since the previous agreement expired. Elsevier is one of the largest publishers of scientific journals, and the new agreement means that more than 2,000 journals are again available for SLU.
A new feature of the agreement is that, as of the turn of the year, researchers will be able to publish articles openly available at no additional charge in a majority of Elsevier's journals. Information about which journals are concerned will be published on the library's website before the agreement becomes active.
The agreement has been negotiated by BIBSAM, the national consortium responsible for agreements on access to electronic journals and databases.