The Japan Alliance of University Library Consortia for E-Resources (JUSTICE) and Elsevier, a global leader in research publishing and information analytics, have signed an agreement on a new three-year proposal for subscription publishing with measures to support Japan’s open access (OA) goals, effective January 1, 2021. This is the first such agreement for Elsevier in Japan and the Asia Pacific region.
Based on the proposal, member universities affiliated with JUSTICE have the choice to choose from the subscription proposal and the proposal to promote Gold OA. The Gold OA proposal aims to reduce the financial burden of authors wishing to publish OA while continuing to provide access to ScienceDirect, Elsevier’s leading platform of peer-reviewed scholarly literature. This allows researchers from these universities access to 16 million publications from over 2,500 journals published by Elsevier and its society partners.
In addition, Elsevier and JUSTICE have worked together to provide options for more than 500 Japanese institutions and their researchers to support national goals around green OA and offer incentives to support open access publishing across Elsevier journals.
Elsevier helps researchers and healthcare professionals advance science and improve health outcomes for the benefit of society. Elsevier has built a wide-ranging portfolio of OA publishing options for authors and researchers across all subject areas. Nearly all of Elsevier’s journals offer immediate open access options to find a sustainable path and extend this to all titles. The agreement that supports JUSTICE’s open access goals is an example of the many tailored pilot or transformative agreements Elsevier has similarly established with other universities and consortia around the world, supporting open access. Each of the agreements is tailored to the specific needs of Elsevier’s partners, ranging from reading and publishing services, to broader areas such as reproducibility, transparency and collaboration in research. Elsevier seeks to test and learn, to better understand how it can support customers’ differing needs.
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