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September 2021

Thu 9

The contract between academic publisher Elsevier and UK Universities is due for renewal in December 2021. The UK Universities sector is entering negotiations with Elsevier with two core objectives: to reduce costs to levels UK universities can sustain, and to provide full and immediate open access to UK research.

The outcome of negotiations may affect how you read and publish research. If we have to step away from a deal, the way you access some publications may change. Many funders have open access requirements, and a deal could mean that you can publish in open access journals ‘for free’ as the cost are incorporated in the deal, as is already the case with many other publishers. If a deal cannot be reached, some Elsevier journals may no longer fulfil funder policies.

Come along to this virtual town hall meeting to hear more about the aims of the negotiations and their potential impacts, and to contribute your own views to the debate.

The event will include:

  • Summary of negotiation process and Cambridge approach
  • Perspectives on the negotiations from two academics
  • Audience Q&A

You can find out more about the negotiations on this webpage: https://www.openaccess.cam.ac.uk/publishing-open-access/university-cambridge-and-elsevier-draft-landing-page

You can submit questions in advance of the meeting through this form: https://forms.office.com/r/TL1Meq91E1

Please note that these talks may be recorded and shared within the University of Cambridge, although audience questions will not be.

Thu 16

The contract between academic publisher Elsevier and UK Universities is due for renewal in December 2021. The UK Universities sector is entering negotiations with Elsevier with two core objectives: to reduce costs to levels UK universities can sustain, and to provide full and immediate open access to UK research.

The outcome of negotiations may affect how you read and publish research. If we have to step away from a deal, the way you access some publications may change. Many funders have open access requirements, and a deal could mean that you can publish in open access journals ‘for free’ as the cost are incorporated in the deal, as is already the case with many other publishers. If a deal cannot be reached, some Elsevier journals may no longer fulfil funder policies.

Come along to this virtual town hall meeting to hear more about the aims of the negotiations and their potential impacts, and to contribute your own views to the debate.

The event will include:

  • Summary of negotiation process and Cambridge approach
  • Perspectives on the negotiations from two academics
  • Audience Q&A

You can find out more about the negotiations on this webpage: https://www.openaccess.cam.ac.uk/publishing-open-access/university-cambridge-and-elsevier-draft-landing-page

You can submit questions in advance of the meeting through this form: https://forms.office.com/r/TL1Meq91E1

Please note that these talks may be recorded and shared within the University of Cambridge, although audience questions will not be.