New transformative agreement with Elsevier enables unlimited open access to Swedish research

Published Nov 25, 2019

All KTH researcher will be able to publish in Elsevier journals from January 1, 2020.

The Bibsam Consortium is signing a Read & Publish agreement with the scientific publisher Elsevier. This means that KTH researchers will have access to the publisher's 2000 journals once more. In addition, all Swedish research articles will be published open access.

The previous agreement with Elsevier was terminated in 2018, as Bibsam and Elsevier were unable to reach a solution that met both parties’ requirements for sustainable prices and open access. But after negotiations, a new agreement is now in place that meets Bibsam’s requirements and reflects fair value for both sides.

– I am very happy about the new agreement with Elsevier. It is so important with openly accessible research, and it feels wonderful that KTH researchers once again can share their research in all of Elsevier's journals, says Maria Haglund, Head of KTH Library. 

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