Der erste Open Access Newsletter der VSNU ist erschienen.
Mit minimalen Zusatzkosten schnell zu Gold OA bei etablierten Journals. Die Niederländer haben dies bei Springer erreicht:
Negotiations with Springer have yielded an agreement in principle for 2015 and 2016. Instead of a paid subscription model, the publisher will now charge for the open access publication of articles in almost all Springer journals (1,500 titles). This concerns all articles by corresponding authors from institutions currently entering into the new agreement with Springer. Researchers will not have to pay APC’s for these articles. All journals previously featured in the portfolio will remain accessible to Dutch researchers, who will continue to enjoy current user rights. This agreement will result in a minimal rise in costs, reflecting a win – win situation for the Dutch scientific community: no APC’s will apply for the 1,500 journals in questions!
Elsevier tut sich schwerer und kriegt trotzdem noch ein Jahr Schonfrist:
Elsevier submitted a new proposal to the VSNU negotiation team. This proposal is currently being assessed, and the negotiation teams are arranging new talks. The existing contract with Elsevier was extended by a period of one year.