Elsevier maintains German access despite failure to strike deal

Posted in Research on January 7th, 2018 by steve

“The publishing giant Elsevier has said that it will maintain German universities’ access to its journals, despite failing to negotiate a new deal before many institutions’ contracts expired on 1 January. Germany’s research institutions and Elsevier have been locked in an at times rancorous negotiation for more than a year, as the country’s research organisations for the first time collectively try to strike what they regard as a better deal on open access, pricing and payment models …” (more)

[David Matthews, Times Higher Education, 4 January]

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Brexit: More than 2,300 EU academics resign amid warning over UK university ‘Brexodus’

Posted in Governance and administration on January 7th, 2018 by steve

“More than 2,300 EU academics have resigned from British universities over the past year amid concerns over a ‘Brexodus’ of top talent in higher education. New figures show a 19% increase in departures of European staff from universities last year compared to before the EU referendum, and a 10% rise from some 2130 resignations in 2015-16 …” (more)

[Lizzy Buchan, Independent, 6 January]

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