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TLCUA – Elsevier Agreement Results in Cost Savings, Greater Access

Texas Library Coalition for United Action (TLCUA) announced that negotiations with Elsevier have concluded. University of Houston (UH), UH Clear Lake, and UH Downtown (all coalition members) have signed agreements renewing Elsevier subscription journal access through December 31, 2024.

This deal represents significant cost savings for the UH system over the three-year term of our agreements and more effective stewardship of the collections budget across the system.

  • UH maintains existing high level of access to journal content with a 10% cost reduction
  • UH Clear Lake and UH Downtown each gain significant access to content partnered with 30% cost reductions

Continued and greater access to Elsevier journal content directly supports scholarship and strengthens the UH system research and learning enterprise.

As a result of the collaboratively negotiated agreement, UH authors who publish work under open access license will have access to discounted author publication charges (APCs) of 10-15% in eligible gold and hybrid journal titles, excluding Cell Press, The Lancet, and certain society titles. Publishing open access enables authors to retain rights and have greater control over how published research is used. APC discounts help defray the cost to the author.

The TLCUA collaboration has strengthened UH system relationships with Texas university libraries. The coalition will continue working together to make strategic, informed decisions through the lens of higher education needs in Texas.

Contact collections@uh.edu with any questions.

Written by Esmeralda Fisher on December 13th, 2022 and filed under Announcements, Featured