The ESAC community regularly discusses the mechanisms and terms of Transformative Agreements to ensure that they continue to effectively achieve their aim of accelerating the transition to open access. Get in touch with the ESAC Initiative to learn what steps you can take to initiate such a strategy.
The ESAC OA Market Watch illustrates the current status of the major subscription publishers in terms of paywalled, open access and hybrid publishing. Details on existing transformative agreements can be found in the ESAC Transformative Agreement Registry.
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The Norwegian consortium for higher education and research organized by Unit,and global information analytics business Elsevier agreed to a pilot national license, providing Norwegian researchers with access to global academic research while making Norwegian research accessible through open access publishing. Read the press release
Education International just released a new report as part of their global response to the growing commercialisation and privatisation of education, Democratising Knowledge: a report on the scholarly publisher, Elsevier, by Dr. Jonathan Tennant. The report aims to provide the foundations for a critical study into Elsevier’s business model and practices. Go to the report
Researchers Prof. Björn Brembs and Prof. Johnathan Tennant made a formal complaint regarding RELX (Elsevier) and the wider scholarly publishing market to the EU competition authority. See the document at Zenodo