MIT asks Elsevier for more open access ideas

Elsevier takes another step towards open access

The for-profit journal giant has agreed to keep talking to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology about an OA agreement. With the probability of renewed negotiations with University of California, (CMM January 29) Elsevier in the US is starting to look like Elsevier in Plan S-Europe.

MIT reports the publisher has agreed to provide access to journals through to June, “to provide ample time for Elsevier to develop a new proposal.”

MIT’s position is, society benefits when published scholarship is “freely and immediately available to the entire world to access, read, and use; without restriction and for any lawful purpose.”