Access to scholarly journals

Access to scholarly journals

About changes in read access to scholarly journals for UiB, UiO, NTNU, and UiT, and alternative ways to find research articles

​Norwegian research institutions have decided not to renew their agreement with Elsevier

Norwegian research institutions are negotiating several journal deals with different publishers in 2019. The result of these negotiations might be that some of the previous deals might not get renewed. If that happens, the consequences, what journals are affected and alternative methods for getting a hold of literature, will be presented on this page.

For the latest updates on the different negotiations, please scroll down.

If you have questions about the agreements or technical issues, get in touch with your library at UiO, NTNU, UiB or UiT.

Signed deal with Wiley

The Norwegian Directorate for ICT and Joint Services in Higher Education and Research – Unit – have announced a combined open access and subscription agreement effective March 14, 2019, with the publisher Wiley.

This three-year agreement will provide 33 Norwegian institutions with continued access to Wiley’s subscription journals and enables their affiliated authors to publish open access articles in Wiley titles. This partnership will advance open science and discovery to create more impact on scholarly research.

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​Norwegian research institutions have decided not to renew their agreement with Elsevier

The agreement with Elsevier will not be renewed for 2019. The rectorates at the universities of Bergen, Oslo, Tromsø and Trondheim all support this decision.

Unit – The Directorate for ICT and shared services in Higher Education and Research has been in discussions with Elsevier since the introduction of the government’s national guidelines for open access in 2017. Unit negotiates and manages agreements on behalf of Norwegian research institutions. The agreement with Elsevier includes 44 member institutions comprising of universities, university colleges, research institutes, and hospitals, and is the largest of the agreements.

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