Norwegian Higher Ed Institutions Forgoing Elsevier Agreement

March 14, 2019

The Norwegian Directorate for ICT and Joint Services in Higher Education & Research (UNIT) has not reached an agreement for 2019 with publishing giant Elsevier. Like the University of California system, UNIT has announced this month that they will be going forward without a subscription to Elsevier journals.

UNIT negotiates on behalf of  the “Norwegian higher education sector and Norwegian research communities, such as national research institutes and health care institutions”.

(Read More) and (in Norwegian)



U of C ends subscription to Elsevier

The University of California system has chosen not to renew their multi-million dollar subscription with academic publishing giant Elsevier. At the heart of the issue is affordability, and the ability to make UC research available open access.

Read more in the Berkeley News: In push for open access, UC breaks ties with publishing giant ElsevierWhy UC split with publishing giant Elsevier

…see Elsevier’s official response on twitter.


(via Matthew Hukulak @jmhukulak  and Kim Nayyer @kimnayyer)