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Thu 16 Sep 2021
11:00 - 12:00

Venue: Cambridge University Libraries Online

Provided by: Office of Scholarly Communication


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What do the Elsevier negotiations mean for me? A town hall event to discuss rationale, impact and options

Thu 16 Sep 2021


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:

You can submit questions in advance of the meeting through this form:

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

Target audience
  • Researchers at the University of Cambridge
  • Library staff at the University of Cambridge
  • Other staff and students at the University of Cambridge

Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainers
1 Thu 16 Sep 2021   11:00 - 12:00 11:00 - 12:00 Cambridge University Libraries Online Adeline Nicol,  Jessica Gardner,  Professor Stephen J. Eglen

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System requirements

The event will take place on Zoom


One hour

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