Reading and publishing agreement with Elsevier extended until 2020

Reading and publishing agreement with Elsevier extended until 2020

Updated on 11 Nov 2019 | Published on 01 Jul 2019

In late 2018, when the ‘current’ contract with Elsevier ended, VSNU and Elsevier agreed to continue the talks on a new contract while the existing agreements were maintained. Now the current contract will be extended for an additional six months to allow more time for the negotiations.

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Researchers of Maastricht University (UM) and Maastricht University Medical Centre (MUMC+) can publish without any extra costs (APC) in almost 400 peer-reviewed Elsevier journals. Researchers and students also have access to read articles in all Elsevier journals. 

During the ongoing negotiations with Elsevier, a new contract that includes access to publications and free open access publishing in more journals will be discussed. Also, the National Plan Open Science (NPOS) and the final Plan S guidance will be part of the negotiation. 

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