(3 Mar 2021) Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, and Elsevier, a global leader in research publishing and information analytics, today announced a new three-year agreement that will provide CSIRO researchers with access to global academic research and open access publishing options.
This is the first agreement that includes publishing and reading services for Elsevier across the Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) region.
The new agreement provides CSIRO researchers with access to ScienceDirect, Elsevier’s world-leading platform that brings together scientific knowledge and peer-reviewed research with more than 16 million articles from the company’s 2,500+ journals and enables these researchers to publish open access across Elsevier journals.
CSIRO’s Chief Information and Data Officer, Brendan Dalton, says the new read and publish agreement is an important milestone in CSIRO’s open access publishing position.
“CSIRO is committed to enabling open access to its research outputs to increase access to publicly funded information as our researchers seek to solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology,” Mr. Dalton said. “We’re looking forward to working with Elsevier over the next three years to make CSIRO’s research outputs freely available for anyone to read in a broad range of journals that cover CSIRO’s diverse research priorities.”
Gino Ussi, Executive Vice President, Elsevier, said: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to support CSIRO in advancing their research ambitions. Elsevier has long been committed to supporting Australian researchers and healthcare professionals advance science and improve health outcomes. Indeed, it has never been more critical. We look forward to working collaboratively with CSIRO to test and learn along the way over the next three years, and critically to apply learnings in order to improve how we support our customers’ differing needs in the future. We thank CSIRO for the collaborative approach they have taken to our discussions and look forward to fulfilling our commitment to enable open and frictionless access to scientific knowledge.”
The full press release is here.