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

Latest updates on the negotiations

Norwegian research institutions are negotiating several journal deals with academic publishers in 2019. The results may be that some deals will 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.

Negotiations with the publishers Springer Nature and Taylor&Francis are still going on.

Deals have been reached with Wiley and Elsevier. The deals cover both access to read and Open Access publishing. More info on Open Access publishing deals from your institution:

UiO : University of Oslo Library – Contact

University of Bergen Library – Contact

NTNU University Library – Contact

UiT The Arctic University of Norway Library – Contact

Norway and Elsevier agree on pilot national license for research access and publishing

The Norwegian consortium for higher education and research organized by Unit,and global information analytics business Elsevier today agreed to a pilot national license, providing Norwegian researchers with access to global academic research while making Norwegian research accessible through open access publishing. The agreement is the result of close cooperation between the Norwegian research community and Elsevier.

The pilot will run for two years, giving seven universities and 39 research institutions across Norway access to Elsevier’s world-leading platform for scientific knowledge with more than 16 million publications from over 2,500 journals published by Elsevier and its society partners. It also enables Norwegian researchers to publish their research Open Access.

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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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