After the negotations between the VSNU and Elsevier about subscription rates for journals came to a deadlock in November, the publisher has made the VSNU negotiation team a new offer.
The current contract has been renewed for one year, so UvA staff and students will have access to the journals during the negotiations.
Open access is an important, if not crucial, part of the current negotiations on subscription rates between the VSNU and some large publishers (Elsevier, Springer, Wiley, Oxford University Press and Sage). To keep researchers and executives informed about the progress of these negotiations, VSNU has initiated an OA newsletter. You can subscribe via email.