Dutch research institutions and Elsevier reach framework agreement

1 May update

Dutch research institutions and Elsevier: 1 May update

by | 1 May 2020

VSNU, NFU, NWO and Elsevier have agreed on a brief extension to finalise the agreement. For Maastricht University and MUMC+, this means that we continue to have access to all online Elsevier journals and that researchers do not pay APC for OA publishing in Elsevier journals until further notice.

Open Science services agreement

VSNU, NFU, NWO and Elsevier are pleased to update that they are in the final stages of signing a new Open Science services agreement, which is the first of its kind in the world. Given the unprecedented global health crisis, the partners have agreed on a brief extension to the original 1st May date to finalise the agreement.

Current extended Open Access publishing deal

For the information about the current (extended) Open Access publishing deal, see the Elsevier page in the publisher section of our Open Access portal.

We will inform you about the progress of the negotiations as soon as we have news.

Our previous post about the Elsevier framework agreement

Elsevier journals 100% open access: Dutch research institutions and Elsevier reach framework agreement

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About VSNU

In the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU), Dutch universities work together towards a strong university sector. The 14 Dutch universities within the VSNU show the outside world how they fulfil their social function, formulate shared ambitions relating to academic education and research and valorisation, and lobby for the preconditions needed to realise these ambitions.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a global information analytics business specializing in science and health.

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