March 12, 2019 | Norwegian Business School
The Norwegian Directorate for ICT and Joint Services in Higher Education & Research has indicated that there will be no agreement with Elsevier in 2019.
“Norway’s goal is that all publicly-funded Norwegian research articles should be made openly available by 2024, and the government has established guidelines and measures for open access to research articles. Institutions and consortia that negotiate agreements with publishers shall ensure that these agreements promote open access without increasing total costs, and that the terms and conditions are open and transparent. Elsevier has not made and offer that was acceptable for the Norwegian consortia.”
The same situation currently applies for institutions in Sweden and Germany where agreements have not been reached. France and the Netherlands are two further outstanding contracts renegotiations ongoing.