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French academic consortium for higher education and research and Elsevier sign new national license agreement -

Couperin, the French academic consortium for higher education and research, and Elsevier, a global information analytics business specialising in science and health, have signed a new national license agreement. This four-year agreement (2019-2022) will provide researchers at universities and research institutions across France with equal access… Read More

Elsevier divests local author books portfolio in Brazil to GEN -

Elsevier, a global information analytics business specialising in science and health, part of RELX, has sold its Portuguese-language books portfolio in Brazil to Grupo Editorial Nacional (GEN). Elsevier also signed an agreement to license the translation and distribution of certain Elsevier titles in Portuguese to GEN.… Read More

Elsevier suspends University of California’s access to new articles -

The University of California recently lost access to new articles in the publishing giant Elsevier’s journals. This is reportedly the latest development in the ongoing negotiations between Elsevier and the University of California (UC) for a new licensing agreement. UC’s previous contract… Read More

Elsevier and the Polish consortium announce national license agreement to boost access to high quality research -

The Polish consortium for higher education and Elsevier, the information analytics business, have agreed on a national license agreement for access to critical academic research, while advancing Poland's open access objectives. The new three-year national license is based on a thorough analysis of the Polish requirements… Read More

Library Consortium for Saxony renews De Gruyter e-book license -

The Konsortium Sachsen (Library Consortium for the German Land of Saxony), which groups the libraries of universities, colleges and professional academies, has renewed its agreement with academic publisher De Gruyter using the evidence-based selection (EBS) model for e-books for 2019 and 2020. The agreement, which… Read More

Dutch universities and Elsevier extend current license agreement by six months -

Agreements about subscription fees for academic journals are made with academic publishers on behalf of all Dutch universities. The Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) is currently negotiating with these publishers on the universities' behalf. The universities are only willing to renew the subscription agreements… Read More

EUROfusion accepts AIP Publishing’s standard license to publish -

AIP Publishing has announced that authors whose work was carried out within the framework of the EUROfusion Consortium will now be able to accept AIP Publishing's standard license to publish. Previously, EUROfusion required authors who belong to research institutes and universities that are members of… Read More

CRKN Board of Directors reject proposal to charge Francophone and bilingual CRKN member institutions a significantly higher price than Anglophone institutions for a full collection -

Under the direction of its Content Strategy Committee (CSC) and with approval from its Board of Directors, the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) will not be renewing its national license with Cairn, an aggregator of Francophone publications in the social sciences and humanities. This decision comes… Read More

Elsevier and the Russian Foundation for Basic Research sign national license agreement to provide Russian-based researchers access to ScienceDirect -

Elsevier, the information analytics business specialising in science and health, and the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) have signed a national license agreement for research and educational organisations in the Russian Federation. This collaboration will provide Russian-based researchers with scientific information… Read More

Wiley announces new license agreement with Brazil to provide unlimited access to the Cochrane Library -

Publisher John Wiley and Sons Inc. has announced a new license agreement with the country of Brazil providing unlimited access to the Cochrane Library. From academics to clinicians to patients, the two-year agreement provides one-click access to 7,000 published systematic reviews in healthcare interventions to more… Read More


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