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Research Operations Office


Published on Fri, 01/10/2021 - 11:21

Journals published by Elsevier are among the most read and published-in at the University of Cambridge but are also consistently the most paywalled of all publications, and the most expensive in which to publish.  

 Current members of the University of Cambridge with a Raven password can now explore data visualisations describing the relationship between Elsevier and the University of Cambridge compared to other publishers – discover how much we read, how much we publish and cite, and what we pay.   

 These findings, from the Data Analysis Working Group at Cambridge University Libraries, will inform Cambridge’s involvement in ongoing negotiations between UK Universities and the academic publisher Elsevier. The University hopes a ‘read and publish’ agreement will be reached to enable members of UK Universities to both publish in and access Elsevier publications at a sustainable cost, whilst meeting the requirements of funders to make research openly available.  

 The outcome of these negotiations may affect how you publish and access research, so make sure you get the full story and have your say now.