Oxford University and Elsevier Science Direct deal consultation
The contract between the academic publisher Elsevier and UK Universities is due for renewal in December 2021, and is changing to incorporate funding for scholars to publish in Open Access in journals published by the Elsevier Group (including Lancet and Cell Press).

Please join Richard Ovenden, Bodley’s Librarian, and Professor Patrick Grant, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research, for an online consultation to discuss the future of this important publishing deal. The journals are heavily read in Oxford, and the new deal will be critical to making our research as accessible as possible across ScienceDirect (Elsevier) journals.

This event will be an opportunity to both find out more about and have your say on these negotiations, so that the University can secure an evidence-based solution that is both effective and sustainable. Background information on the negotiations can be found here: openaccess.ox.ac.uk/oxford-and-elsevier

The Oxford University Elsevier ScienceDirect Deal Consultation will take place on Thursday 11 November from 12-1.30pm.
Date: 11 November 2021, 12:00 (Thursday, 5th week, Michaelmas 2021)
Venue: Venue to be announced
Speakers: Richard Ovenden, Prof Patrick Grant FIMMM, FREng (Head of Materials Department, Oxford)
Organisers: Ruth Mallalieu (Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford), Sarah Humphreys (Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford)
Organiser contact email address: openscholarship@bodleian.ox.ac.uk
Booking required?: Required
Booking url: https://bit.ly/OxfordElsevierTownHall
Cost: Free
Audience: Members of the University only
Editor: Sarah Humphreys