A standoff between Dutch universities and publishing giant Elsevier is finally over. After a lot more than a 12 months of negotiations—and a danger to boycott Elsevier’s 2500 journals—a deal happens to be struck: For no extra cost beyond membership charges, 30% of research posted by Dutch scientists in Elsevier journals may be open access by 2018.
“It is maybe perhaps maybe not the 100% that we expected,” claims Gerard Meijer, the pres >Radboud University in Nijmegen, holland, additionally the lead negotiator from the Dutch part. “But here is the future. There is no-one to anymore stop this.”