Based on the recommendation of The Association of Swedish Higher Education Institutions, Swedish research libraries have decided to cancel the agreement with the scientific publisher Elsevier. How will this affect you as a member of staff or student at JU?
The current agreement will be discontinued as of July 1, 2018. After that, access to the full text of some journals will be limited. Read more in the press release from the National Library of Sweden.
Journals published by Elsevier between 1995 and June 2018 will still be available in full-text due to previously negotiated archival rights. Elsevier's journals are found in the ScienceDirect database.
Furthermore, the library has secured the archival rights, with a span from starting years of publication, to several journals within technology and economics. Here is a list of these titles.
There are a number of options. Researchers have the right to share articles with colleagues by what is commonly known as "scholarly sharing". There are web browser plugins, like Open Access Button, Unpaywall, Kopernio, Google Scholar Button, and Lazy Scholar which can be downloaded and make it easier to send enquires to authors regarding an article behind a paywall. Researchers can also share articles on social networks, such as ResearchGate and Academia.edu.
The University Library can also help with library loans of articles. However, it is uncertain which libraries will be able to handle article requests.
Yes. You can continue to publish in Elsevier's journals.
Yes. All journals are still searchable in database like ScienceDirect and Scopus, and abstract and bibliographic information will still be there. It is only the full text that will not be available.
Content updated 2018-06-19