Unit / Elsevier Deal: "What Are The Main Features of the Elsevier Agreement?"

Unit – The Norwegian Directorate for ICT and Joint Services in Higher Education and Research has published "What Are The Main Features of the Elsevier Agreement? in Open Access Is about the Free Availability of Scientific Research for Everyone (Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License).

Here's an excerpt (via Google Translate):

The agreement is referred to as a pilot agreement. It will run for two years and includes the following:

  • Full reading access to the entire Science Direct Freedom Collection.
  • Articles with Norwegian corresponding authors will be published openly with CC-BY license from January 2019. Authors who have already published at Elsevier in an approved journal are contacted by the publisher and offered to make the article openly available at no extra cost. If the article is published as Hybrid OA, the researcher / research group will be refunded the publication fee (APC).
  • The pilot will make sure that approx. 90% of the articles from Norwegian institutions in Elsevier journals are issued with an open license in gold and hybrid titles. . . .
  • There is no increase in costs, and no standard publishing fee.
  • Lasting access rights ("perpetual access") included on the same terms as before.
  • Significant savings for the institutions compared to earlier.

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Author: Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Charles W. Bailey, Jr.