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  • UC launches toolkit for negotiating transformative agreements with scholarly publishers

    Following the 2018 release of the provostial Systemwide Library and Scholarly Information Advisory Committee’s Call to Action, the University of California (UC) Academic Senate and Libraries partnered to utilize publisher negotiations to address the issues of journal subscription affordability and open access (OA) transformation. UC’s publisher negotiations have since been closely followed around the globe. In the United States, UC’s actions and stance, particularly with Elsevier, have prompted a national conversation about how research institutions can restructure their publisher contracts in the service of OA publishing. While UC has not yet secured a transformative agreement with Elsevier, the university has […]

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  • Cambridge University Press and the University of California Agree to Open Access Publishing Deal

    The University of California and Cambridge University Press have entered into a transformative agreement that will advance the global shift toward an open access future for research. The agreement is designed to maintain UC’s access to Cambridge’s journals, while also supporting open access publishing for UC authors. The partnership is UC’s first open access agreement with a major publisher, and Cambridge’s first such deal in the Americas.

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  • Open Statement: Why UC terminated journal negotiations with Elsevier

    March 20, 2019 (revised April 25, 2019) The University of California has taken a firm stand on both open access to publicly funded research and fiscal responsibility by deciding not to renew its journal subscriptions with Elsevier, the world’s largest scientific publisher. Here’s why: Elsevier’s proposal Under Elsevier’s proposed terms, the publisher would capture significant new revenue on top of the university’s current multimillion-dollar subscription while significantly diminishing UC’s rights to Elsevier content. Elsevier’s latest proposal, dated January 31, 2019, did consider some of UC’s conditions, including providing UC authors with open access publishing options across much of the publisher’s portfolio of journals. […]

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  • UC and Elsevier – March 2019

    Note: this is a copy of the “UC and Elsevier” page on this site as it appeared March 6, 2019, maintained as an archive. An October 2019 version is also available. For current information about UC and Elsevier, see the actively maintained page. UC terminates subscriptions with Elsevier in push for open access to publicly funded research As a leader in the global movement toward open access to publicly funded research, the University of California is taking a firm stand by deciding not to renew its subscriptions with Elsevier. Despite months of contract negotiations, Elsevier was unwilling to meet UC’s […]

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  • UC and Elsevier: FAQs

    Note: After more than two years of negotiations, in March 2021 the University of California announced a transformative open access agreement with Elsevier. This is a copy of the old “UC and Elsevier: FAQs” page maintained as an archive. For current information about UC and Elsevier, see the actively maintained page. How to Access Elsevier Articles Negotiations with Elsevier Moving Towards Open Access Managing Costs Impact on Faculty and Researchers Expand All | Collapse All How to Access Elsevier Articles Moving Towards Open Access Managing Costs Impact on Faculty and Researchers

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  • UC and Elsevier: Why It Matters

    This is a copy of the “UC and Elsevier: Why it Matters” page on this site as it appeared in June 2020, maintained as an archive. For current information about UC and Elsevier, see the actively maintained page. Following UC’s break with Elsevier, messages of support from around the world pour in On Thursday, Feb. 28, the University of California announced its separation with Elsevier, one of the world’s largest — and most profitable — publishers of academic research. In the days since, messages of support and congratulations have come pouring in from around the world. Here is a sample of the […]

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  • UC terminates subscriptions with world’s largest scientific publisher in push for open access to publicly funded research

    This announcement is cross-posted from the University of California Press Room. As a leader in the global movement toward open access to publicly funded research, the University of California is taking a firm stand by deciding not to renew its subscriptions with Elsevier. Despite months of contract negotiations, Elsevier was unwilling to meet UC’s key goal: securing universal open access to UC research while containing the rapidly escalating costs associated with for-profit journals. In negotiating with Elsevier, UC aimed to accelerate the pace of scientific discovery by ensuring that research produced by UC’s 10 campuses — which accounts for nearly […]

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