28. November 2020

German universities take on Dutch publishing giant Elsevier

Consortium seeks country-wide licence for journals at reduced prices

Humboldt University is among a number of German universities that have cancelled contracts with publishing giant Elsevier.

A consortium of German universities, research institutes and public libraries has rejected the latest offer from Dutch publishing giant Elsevier for a new country-wide licensing agreement for its research portfolio. Germany's chief negotiator says the offer does not meet the requirements of German researchers.