SCELC Supports the University of California’s Push for Open Access to Research

Published: September 24, 2019

An Open Letter from the SCELC Board of Directors (Approved September 13, 2019) LOS ANGELES, CA—SCELC, a California based consortium of 113 private academic and nonprofit research libraries, fully supports the University of California in their decision to not renew their Elsevier subscriptions until a transformative open access agreement can be reached. As North America’s…

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Elsevier Journal Negotiations

Published: December 12, 2018

By Dawn Setzer on Dec 3, 2018 First published here. The UC Libraries are currently negotiating a new journal contract with the scholarly journal publishing giant Elsevier. Elsevier has earned international criticism for profit margins of close to forty percent, which far exceed inflation, and for its opposition to open access except in its own…

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