Statement against Elsevier’s sharing policy

Organizations around the world denounce Elsevier’s new policy that impedes open access and sharing

On April 30, 2015, Elsevier announced a new sharing and hosting policy for Elsevier journal articles. This policy represents a significant obstacle to the dissemination and use of research knowledge, and creates unnecessary barriers for Elsevier published authors in complying with funders’ open access policies. In addition, the policy has been adopted without any evidence that immediate sharing of articles has a negative impact on publishers subscriptions.

South African signatories on 29 May 2015:

  • SANLiC: South African National Licensing Consortium
  • National Research Foundation of South Africa
  • University of Pretoria Library Services
  • CSIR: Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
  • LIASA: Library and Information Association of South Africa

Read more and sign the COAR Statement