"University of California terminates subscriptions with world’s largest scientific publisher in push for open access to publicly funded research"
Context for those not in the US: this is huge. UC is a uniquely enormous and influential university system in our country. When they do things, many other universities follow suit.
@darius hell yeah!!!!
@juicebat it's so good!!!
@darius public access to public research is a huge step forward 👌 such lovely news
@darius "Despite months of contract negotiations, Elsevier was unwilling to meet UC’s key goal: securing universal open access to UC research while containing the rapidly escalating costs associated with for-profit journals."
Very similar to the situation in NL, where Elsevier does not want to participate in the "big deals".
@darius amazing. I went to a UC and def good/interesting news for sure!!
@darius whoa hell yeah
@darius this is great news. There have been many push backs from many universities over last years. Fingers crossed that this is enough for all of them to be pushed over the threshold
@darius For those who *are* in the US: also read up on Plan S! There's serious movement here, and if the people behind Plan S can get US on board as well, the days of paywalled research are finally numbered!
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