Open access

Openaccess.no provides information about the work with open access in Norway, primarily to researchers and research administrative communities.

Unit – The Norwegian Directorate of ICT and Joint Services in Higher Education and Research is national coordinator for the work with open access in Norway and moderator of Openaccess.no.

The political foundation for open access in Norway is based on

Unit is national coordinator for the work with open access in Norway and negotiations with publishers, accomplished by the team Unit Licence agreements and Open access.

 

Background

Norwegian institutions pay more than 330 million NOK annually to publishers for reading access to scholarly articles, included those published by researchers at Norwegian institutions. It is therefore a demand that publicly funded research should be freely accessible to all.

 

Negotiation principles

Unit is negotiating with several publishers, among them Elsevier, Wiley, Taylor & Francis, SpringerNature and Sage.

Common principles for the negotiations are

  • The articles with corresponding authors from Norway shall be openly available at the time of publishing
  • Publishing open access shall not increase total costs
  • License agreements, costs and business models must be fully transparent
  • Perpetual access to content published in subscription journals must be granted
  • Agreements should demonstrate a move towards models where costs are related to the volume of Norwegian institutions article publishing output

Press releases

Taylor & Francis: Norway’s UNIT and Taylor & Francis Group introduce flexible approach to university research access and publishing. Oct 4th, 2019

Unit: Springer nature agrees new transformative deal with Norway  Jun 27, 2019

Unit: Norway and Elsevier Agree on Pilot National Licence for Research Access and Publishing Apr 23, 2019

Unit: Wiley and The Norwegian Directorate for ICT and Joint Services in Higher Education and Research Partner to Advance Scholarly Research and Publishing in Norway  Mar 15, 2019

Published Mar. 18, 2014 11:42 AM - Last modified Oct. 17, 2019 1:42 PM