(28 Nov 2019) Couperin, the French academic consortium for higher education and research and Elsevier, a global information analytics business specializing in science and health, has signed a new national license agreement
This four-year agreement (2019-2022) will provide researchers at universities and research institutions across France with equal access to Elsevier’s high-quality content provided through the ScienceDirect platform and enables both subscription and open access publishing options for researchers in France.
In addition, Couperin and Elsevier will work together to contribute to the French government’s open science objectives by supporting the development of Hyper Articles en Ligne (HAL) national repository. HAL is a government-backed open archive where French authors can deposit scholarly documents from all academic fields. HAL provides access to French research outputs which are published Open Access and those which become freely accessible after an embargo period.
See the full press release from Elsevier here.
LJ Infodock has Couperin’s agreement announcement here (in French and English translation)