[Oa-italia] ICTP - Trieste- non rinnova contratto con ELSEVIER
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Mer 20 Giu 2018 17:09:33 CEST
Il Centro internazionale di Fisica teorica Abdun Salam con sede a Trieste
si aggiunge alle altre istituzioni che hanno deciso di non rinnovare il
contratto con Elsevier, segue comunicato stampa
07/06/2018 - Trieste
ICTP has decided to cancel its subscription to Elsevier's bundle of science
journals after negotiations with the publisher failed to produce an
acceptable solution for the Centre.
The growing costs of the contract, which has been in effect since 2001, did
not represent a good value for money, according to ICTP Director Fernando
Quevedo, who made the decision after lengthy discussions with ICTP
"ICTP remains committed to offering the highest level of research support
to its scientists, many of whom come from countries that lack resources
such as access to top science journals," he said. However, he added, the
costs of the subscription contract with Elsevier were becoming
unsustainable, and negotiations with the publisher failed to produce a
satisfactory result. "The proposed new contract did not allow the
flexibility that a relatively small institute like ICTP requires to
strategically distribute its budget," explained Quevedo.
Quevedo assured the ICTP community that the Centre, through its Marie Curie
Library, would do its best to minimize the impact of the Elsevier
cancellation. He noted that ICTP will keep post-termination access rights
to 53 journals that it has historically subscribed to, for contents
published between 1995 and 2017.
Scientists with further questions can contact the Marie Curie Library
information desk. The Library has prepared a web page listing alternative,
legal, full-text sources
for science papers. Scientists can also use the Library's document delivery
request papers. The Library will monitor the trend of requests to measure
the effects of the Elsevier cancellation. Any comments/suggestions are
Science institutes and universities around the world have been steadily
staging revolts against the high costs of large publishers' bundled journal
packages by cancelling their subscriptions. The Scholarly Publishing and
Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)
advocates for open access to research output, tracks these cancellations.
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