New agreement with Elsevier enables access to over 2000 journals

25 November 2019

The Bibsam Consortium has signed an agreement with the scientific publisher Elsevier. The agreement, valid from 1 January 2020, will give researchers and students access to over 2,000 journals from the publisher. In addition, all Swedish research articles will be published open access.

The key elements of the new agreement

The previous agreement with Elsevier was terminated in 2018. The new agreement meets the requirements of both sides and contains:

  • Unlimited access to the Science Direct Freedom Collection (approximately 2,000 journals) from 1995, and as an additional option Cell Press (14 journals)
  • Unlimited open access publishing in Elsevier hybrid and fully gold titles, society journals, Cell Press and The Lancet titles
  • Open access publishing of 100 articles per year in Cell Press hybrid journals, which covers the entire consortium's publication output in these journals
  • Publishing with CC-BY license (or another open license, according to the author's wishes)

The publication output within the agreement is expected to be approximately 3,800 articles per year. The new agreement will run for three years, starting on January 1, 2020.

Read more about the agreement at the National Library of Sweden's web page

About the Bibsam Consortium

Since 1996 the National Library of Sweden negotiates license agreements for electronic information resources on behalf of Swedish universities, university colleges, governmental agencies and research institutes. 83 organisations participate in at least one of the 65 agreements.

About the Bibsam Consortium at the National Library’s website

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a global information analytics business that provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, 39,000 e-book titles and many reference works, including Gray’s Anatomy.

Read more at Elsevier’s website