The Dutch universities and Oxford University Press (OUP) were unable to come to a new agreement about access to academic journals.
It is therefore expected that as of 31 May 2017 UvA staff and students will no longer have access in the usual way (such as CataloguePlus or the journals list) to the articles in ca 350 electronic journals from this publisher which have been published after 2016. Publishing in them is still possible.
There are alternative ways to acquire recent articles. UvA staff can:
UvA students and staff can:
For the VSNU, the starting point in the negotiations was the transition to open access: freely available articles, without having academics pay twice for them. Oxford University Press made a proposal to the Dutch universities which did not include an offer for affordable open access. The universities could not agree to this.