Elsevier hoped for Norwegian would but it’s won’t

Norway is not renewing subscriptions to Elsevier journals for its 44 universities, colleges, hospitals and research institutions. The government wants publicly funded research to be open access by 2024, on a pay to publish basis. Norwegian researchers publish approximately 2000 articles with Elsevier.

The decision is in-line with the EU backed open access Plan S, and Swedish, Dutch and German research groups have cancelled subscriptions. The University of California has announced it is not renewing this year.


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