Tulane University announces first transformative agreement with Elsevier

09 Feb 2023 | Network Updates | Update from Elsevier / RELX
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Elsevier, a global leader in research publishing and information analytics, and Tulane University, a leading research institution in the Gulf Coast of the United States, are pleased to announce the institution’s new transformative agreement for reading and publishing. The transformative agreement will continue to provide access to the same extensive portfolio of ScienceDirect journals that enhance the learning and research experience for the Tulane community while now also supporting all researchers in publishing their research Open Access at no extra cost to the author.

Through this agreement, Tulane faculty, students, and staff will have access to Elsevier's extensive library of scholarly journals and eBooks on ScienceDirect. This will give Tulane researchers the tools they need to stay at the forefront of their fields and make and share essential discoveries.

In addition to providing access to these resources, the agreement also includes support for open access publishing, allowing Tulane researchers to share their work more broadly and collaborate with colleagues worldwide.

“We are very pleased to have worked in partnership with Elsevier to expand the scope of our agreement to now include Open Access publishing options for our scientific and medical communities,” said Tulane University Interim Dean of Libraries Andy Corrigan. “This new arrangement accomplishes three important goals. It supports public access to grant funded research, addresses cost sustainability within our library budget, and it increases the university’s overall return on investment in supporting the acquisition of high-quality library resources such as important ScienceDirect journals that are relied upon by our students, faculty and researchers.”

“Elsevier is committed to supporting Tulane’s open access objectives" said James Tonna, Vice President, Elsevier. "We are thrilled to be able to provide Tulane researchers with the tools they need to make important discoveries and contribute to advancing knowledge."

This article was first published on February 7 by Elsevier.

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