The University will shift from a large bundled package of Elsevier titles to a smaller number of individual subscriptions once the current contract expires April 30, 2020.
University affiliates may provide feedback at jounalsurvey.lib.unc.edu through March 30,2020.
Renewal negotiations will continue into 2020.
The agreement will enable researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to publish open access articles in SAGE journals at no cost to the researcher.
In an era of rising costs and declining revenues, the traditional model of academic publishing is unsustainable for universities.
Statement from University Librarian Elaine L. Westbrooks on the UC System’s Termination of Elsevier Subscriptions
Westbrooks supports and applauds the UC system for taking a bold step to transform scholarly publishing. Carolina’s University Libraries must also work toward solutions that fit our campus.