Springer and Dutch universities reached agreement on open access

This post is slightly overdue, but good news deserves just as much attention as bad news, so here we go. The Springer publishing group and the Dutch universities have reached a negotiation agreement on the transition to open access. I haven’t found much on how this will be implemented yet, but we’ll let you know once we do.

The Springer press release:Springer and Dutch universities reach wide-ranging agreement on access
The VSNU press release: Springer and universities take key step towards open access

Food for thought
Let Elsevier Go: The potential savings from cancelling journal subscriptions would cover the Open Access transition (blogpost The Impact of Social Sciences from LSE)

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