Publisher ‘threat’ to open access

UK“Elsevier approaches v-cs about taking repositories out of universities’ hands. A multinational journal giant is understood to be courting vice-chancellors in an effort to win their support for an alternative to open-access institutional research repositories. Elsevier is thought to be mooting a new idea that could undermine universities’ own open-access repositories. It would see Elsevier take over the job of archiving papers and making them available more widely as PDF files …” (more)

[Zoë Corbyn, Times Higher Education, 30 July]

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