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UCSF Faculty Launch Petition to Boycott Elsevier in Support of Open Access


On February 28, 2019, the UC Libraries chose not to renew journal subscriptions from the publisher Elsevier. Following many months of negotiations, Elsevier was ultimately unwilling to meet UC’s key goal of securing universal open access to UC research at a reasonable cost. The Academic Senate signaled its collective and resolute commitment to support UC’s negotiating position with Elsevier. UC joins Germany, Sweden, and Hungary in seeking transformative change in the way scholarly information is … Read more