The FinELib consortium and Elsevier have signed a 3 year agreement regarding the Science Direct Freedom Collection. The agreement ensures access to around 1850 scholarly journals for 35 FinELib members . The total value of the license agreement is slightly under 27 M euros.
The agreement offers researchers a new opportunity to publish their articles open access with a 50 % discount on article processing charges (APC). This discount is available for all corresponding authors in organisations that are parties to the agreement. The discount is offered for articles published in over 1500 subscription journals and over 100 full open access journals. Further information about the discount and process available here.
Press release about the agreement available here.
Last updated: 17.1.2018