Tag Archives: Elsevier

Leaked document on Elsevier negotiations sparks controversy

(6 Nov 2019)  In exchange for full open access Elsevier requests full cooperation in a number of (meta)data projects, a leaked negotiating document reveals. Initial responses to the proposed deal show a fear of ‘vendor lock-in’ and condemn tying open access to open science goals. ScienceGuide has more details here.  


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Hungary and Elsevier agree pilot national license for research access and Open Access publishing

(31 Oct 2019) Hungarian Electronic Information Service National Programme (EISZ) and Elsevier, a global information analytics business specializing in science and health, today agreed a new pilot license for research access and Open Access publishing in Hungary. The three-year agreement means researchers affiliated to EISZ consortium member institutions across Hungary have access to 16 million publications from over 2,500 journals […]


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Elsevier launches the Research Data Management Librarian Academy (RDMLA)

The RDMLA, a free online professional development program for librarians, information professionals and other professionals, is now available and will provide opportunities for individuals to develop research data management skills (24 Oct 2019)  Elsevier, a global information analytics business specializing in science and health, today announced the launch of the Research Data Management Librarian Academy (RDMLA), an online […]


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UC faculty protest Elsevier by suspending work for Cell Press

(8 Aug 2019)  Faculty members at a number University of California schools have stopped serving on the editorial boards of journals published by Cell Press in protest of its parent company, Elsevier, not having reached a deal with UC for access to its publications. The 31 signatories of a letter to Elsevier, posted yesterday (August 7) online, write […]


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Elsevier to acquire Parity Computing Inc., a company applying artificial intelligence to some of the most difficult disambiguation challenges in science, technology and medicine

(29 Jul 2019) Elsevier, a global information analytics business specializing in science and health, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Parity Computing Inc. (“Parity”), a California-based business that employs artificial intelligence to provide high-accuracy entity resolution, profiling and recommendations for STM content and applications in the world of research. Parity provides disambiguation technology for […]


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Access to ScienceDirect, Scopus and SciVal open for the Hungarian research community, as EISZ and Elsevier work towards an open access pilot agreement

(4 Jul 2019) Hungarian Electronic Information Service National Programme (EISZ) and Elsevier, a global information analytics business specializing in science and health, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding and Letter of Intent, as they move towards finalizing a new innovative pilot agreement for research access and Open Access publishing in Hungary. As a result, EISZ consortium member […]


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Elsevier announces the International Center for the Study of Research

(19 June 2019) A groundbreaking new Center tasked with examining and advancing the evaluation of research across all fields of knowledge production has been launched by Elsevier, the information analytics business specializing in science and health. The International Center for the Study of Research (ICSR) will work closely with the research community to review and develop the use of qualitative and […]


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Net ESolutions Corporation and Elsevier collaborate to improve information systems supporting research evaluation

(3 June 2019) Information analytics business Elsevier, and Netelabs, a research unit within Net ESolutions Corporation (NETE), have signed an agreement to partner in codeveloping new tools for research evaluation. Through the collaboration, data, digital design and product development from both organizations will be combined into larger and improved information systems supporting researchers, institutions, funders and policymakers. The driving […]


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Norway and Elsevier agree on pilot national licence for research access and publishing

(23 Apr 2019)  The Norwegian consortium for higher education and research and Elsevier, the global information analytics business specializing in science and health, today agreed to a pilot national license, providing Norwegian researchers with access to global academic research while making Norwegian research accessible through open access publishing. The agreement is the result of close cooperation between […]


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France preserves ‘Big Deal’ with Elsevier

(17 Apr 2019)  The Couperin consortium, which represents 240 higher education and research institutes in France, has renewed its bundled journal subscription deal with Elsevier, the publisher. The consortium’s decision is noteworthy because other large European consortia recently have gone in the other direction. More details can be found from the original news here.  


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Norway joins list of countries canceling Elsevier contracts

(13 Mar 2019)  Norway has become latest country to cancel its contracts with Elsevier following a dispute over access to research papers. In a statement published yesterday (March 12), the Norwegian Directorate for ICT and Joint Services in Higher Education and Research (UNIT), which represents a consortium of research institutions in the country, rejected Elsevier’s offer […]


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The Reaxys PhD Prize 2019 for students in the chemical sciences is now live

(17 January 2019) Elsevier, the information analytics business specializing in science and health, today announced that its prestigious ReaxysPrize for PhD students in the chemical sciences is now open for submissions. Celebrating top research by leading young chemists across the globe, the Reaxys PhD Prize recognizes innovative and original research in chemistry. The award, which receives hundreds […]


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Elsevier Acquires Science-Metrix Inc., Provider of Research Analytics Services and Data

(19 December 2018)  Elsevier, the information analytics business specializing in science and health, has acquired Science-Metrix Inc., a research evaluation firm that provides science research evaluation and analytics to assess science and technology activities. Headquartered in Montréal, Canada, Science-Metrix is known for high-quality and independent bibliometric analysis and research evaluation. “Science-Metrix was an early adopter of Elsevier’s abstract […]


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Dutch universities and Elsevier: six-month extension to current license agreement

(18 December 2018)  The Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) and information analytics business Elsevier are to extend their current agreement by six months. These six months will be used to continue discussions. The VSNU continues to strive to secure commitment to 100% open access by 2020, as set out in the National Open […]


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Sci-Hub blocked in Russia following ruling by Moscow court

(3 December 2018) Sci-Hub, the popular pirate site that bypasses paywalls to illicitly host millions of pay-to-read scientific papers, is being blocked in Russia after a court in the country ruled against the site. Last month, the Moscow City Court ruled that Sci-Hub should be blocked in the country following complaints from the academic publishers […]


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