DEFF refuses to enter into agreement with Annual Reviews

DEFF refuses to enter into agreement with Annual Reviews

The publishing house Annual Reviews demands a markedly higher price for its academic journals due to poor economy within the company. DEFF’s institutions can not - and shall not - pick up the bill.

“DEFF’s institutions refuse to be taken for granted by Annual Reviews. Here we are met with the conception that the institutions are to serve as an economic safety net for the publisher. If the production costs are too high, the publishing house must look inwards: What can be trimmed and where can cutbacks be made?

We must signal clearly that the days are long over where publishers could expect the research libraries to simply pick up any bill that the publishers made out”.  

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Optical Society of America unwilling to co-operate

Optical Society of America unwilling to co-operate

Following an unreasonable conduct of negotiations, Optical Society of America (OSA) has decided to end its cooperation with DEFF. OSA has not expressed willingness to meet the continuous compromise proposals put forward by the DEFF institutions. 

OSA has throughout the whole negotiation process adopted a take it or leave it-approach with regard to the introduction of a new pricing model that involves significant price increases for several of the institutions.

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