Big Deals - Publisher negotiations
Since 2018 swissuniversities is negotiating with the publishers Elsevier, Springer Nature et Wiley according to the Swiss National Strategy on Open Access to obtain a Read & Publis agreement that covers both the access to journals (Read) and the possibility to publish Open Access (Publish).
In July 2020 the situation for the three publishers is as follows:
Swissuniversities signed a Read & Publish agreement with Elsevier. Researchers from the University of Fribourg have now the possibility to publish their articles (submitted from 1 January 2020) in Open Acces in a large number of Elsevier Journals. Conditions and workflow
- Springer Nature
Swissuniversities signed a Read & Publish agreement with Springer Nature. Researcher from the University of Fribourg have now the possibility to publish their articles (accepted from 1 July 2020) in Open Access in the subscription Journals published by Springer Nature. Conditions and workflow
The contract with Wiley was extended for 2020 without a prize increase, hoping to conclude a Read & Publish agreement for 2021.