How to deal with journal publishers

U Cal has published an open-access guide

In April, the University of California system walked away from negotiations with journal publisher Elsevier. The university was keener on making its authors’ articles available open-access than the publisher, CMM March 4.  A month later UCal did a deal with more amenable Cambridge University PressCMM April 12.

Universities ask how it was done and so UCal is telling them, publishing tool-kit on negotiating with publishers.


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