Broad agreement on the goals for this year’s license negotiations

Broad agreement on the goals for this year’s license negotiations

During this year’s license negotiations Denmark’s Electronic Research Library (DEFF) will focus on, i.a. lower prices, better and increased services from the publishers and a better transition to Open Access.

Dyveke Sijm, team leader for the DEFF negotiators, explains that all the institutions represented in these negotiations have agreed on what they expect the outcome to be:

“Already before the summer holiday we decided on a number of reasonable requirements for these negotiations. There is a clear consensus about these requirements. We must assist the transition to green Open Access in accordance to our national strategy, we must make the work at the institutions easier, and not least we must stop the abnormal price increases that the institutions quite simply can’t afford anymore.”

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No to absurd price increases on research articles

No to absurd price increases on research articles

Price increases often lack an explanation: The internet has removed many of the publishers’ publication expenses and the content is written and edited by researchers who are paid by the universities and not the publishers. That is why the Danish research and educational libraries stand together in the call for a change in the price trend!

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