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Benefits for Publishers

We aim to provide you with an efficient, cost-effective way to negotiate offers to the academic and research communities at a national level. You will also have the endorsement of working with the JISC Collections brand and a contract with us.

From negotiations with a single body, through to a targeted and timely dissemination of your proposal and follow-up on levels of interest or intention to subscribe, we aim to make the process of doing business with us and our members as simple as possible for you. We distribute and publicise offers to named NESLI2 representatives at each of the eligible institutions in the UK.

In return, we ask that you help make life easier for potential subscribers by agreeing to:

  • use the Model NESLi2 Licence for Journals
  • make your pricing model as attractive and transparent as possible
  • deliver proposals in a timely fashion in order for libraries to make purchasing decisions in line with their budgetary and renewal cycles

In addition to the Model Licence for Journals, which will be signed by each institution that agrees to purchase a particular offer, participating publishers sign an overarching Contract with us.

If the efficiency of receiving a single, centralised payment on behalf of our participating institutions is attractive to you, we will be pleased to discuss the benefits of our Single Payment Model as part of our overall negotiations. We also offer a related facility for completing and managing the licences covering the agreement we reach with you.

Please refer to the banding section of our website to view the lists of the Higher Education and Further Education institutions, Specialist Colleges, and Research Councils that are eligible for NESLi2 agreements, and for further details on the JISC banding model.