Elsevier trusts in traditions – no advancement in FinELib-Elsevier negotiations

FinELib issued an update on the negotiations yesterday and it is not looking good:

Unfortunately the first meeting showed that Elsevier is not willing to develop open access business models. Elsevier insists on keeping up the traditional subscription model and the price increases linked to it. Elsevier is not responding to the severe budget cuts in Finnish universities, universities of applied sciences and research institutes nor to the scholarly community’s demand for open access publishing.


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