FinELib reaches agreements with publishers – Some negotiations continue in 2017

FinELib is pleased to tell that it has reached agreements with Taylor & Francis for years 2017-2018, and with Sage for 2017-2019. These agreements will enhance the possibilities of Finnish researchers to publish open access in T&F and Sage journals. The agreement with Taylor & Francis grants a 60% discount for hybrid journal APC’s (Article Processing Charges), bringing the APC to 860 EUR. The agreement with Sage includes a 87,5% discount on APC’s for hybrid journals, the discounted APC being 200 GBP. More practical information will be provided for researchers by the participating institutions in early 2017.

FinELib has made one year agreements for 2017 with Wiley, American Chemical Society, and Elsevier. To our disappointment a common understanding on open access was not reached during this year, and these single year agreements were necessary to gain more time for the negotiations. The target of the negotiations will remain the same as before: increased open access and affordable pricing. Negotiations with Wiley, ACS and Elsevier will continue in 2017. (More information on the negotiations with Elsevier on a separate announcement.)

FinELib is at the moment collecting subscriptions from its members to these agreements, and agreements will be signed in early 2017. Access to the e-journals of these publishers will stay open for current subscribers during the renewal process.

More information on negotiations:

Scholarly publications - FinELib negotiations

FinELib office: finelib@helsinki.fi

Last updated: 21.12.2016