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New Elsevier 2017-2021 ScienceDirect agreement

We are pleased to announce that Jisc Collections has signed the 2017 ScienceDirect agreement with Elsevier. Please read more in the press release on the Jisc Collections website:


The five-year contract* grants academics subscription access to globally-published research of around 1,850 high quality journals through Elsevier’s ScienceDirect e-platform. Owing to the size of the agreement, the focus of negotiations has been on pricing. We have reached an agreement that provides institutions with affordable access to core research material. The agreement includes the ability for the consortium to migrate from historical print spend and reallocate costs should we so wish.


A separate agreement is currently being negotiated with Elsevier which will assist institutions in implementing the requirements of Green Open Access in line with funder requirements. The agreement also includes the continuation of the prepayment scheme.  


We will be working with Elsevier throughout the term of the agreement to monitor its effectiveness and value.

Further detail on the offer and the licence can be found here


Elsevier are in the process of sending individual quotes to institutions. Invoicing will be in GBP. Institutions may choose to order via subscription agent or directly via Elsevier; please specify your preferred route when placing your order. The license is available for electronic acceptance.  

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