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Major German Universities Cancel Elsevier Contracts

"In Germany, the fight for open access and favorable pricing for journals is getting heated."

Consortiums in both Germany and Finland are pushing back against the policies and practices of the large academic publishers who have annual increases that average 5% regardless of the economic climate and cover up to 50-60% of library budgets.

Read the full article at here.


Do you speak Open Science? Discover why you should!

Research is becoming progressively more open, transparent and accessible to society. Open Science is all about making publications free to access (Open Access), rendering data and code available to re-use and share (Open Data, Open Source) and changing towards more transparent and collaborative practices.

Do you speak Open Science? You might still be unsure what is in it for you! Why is it beneficial and how can it be implemented? What better way than hearing from successful fellow researchers who have built their career doing Open Science!

Mark your calendar for Luxembourg’s first National OpenAIRE conference on 26 October 2017 and attend either physically at the Belval Campus (Esch-sur-Alzette) or online through our event live stream!

You will hear from Prof. Lennart Martens (Ghent University, Belgium) about the benefits from Open Science, while Prof. Conchita D'Ambrosio (University of Luxembourg) will give you insights on its link with society and how we may be "Open in order tofight inequality". The talks will be followed by an opportunity to discuss, debate and social network around a standing buffet!

Be sure to register your interest and get informed when registration is open.

Feel free to contact the National Open Access Desk representative in Luxembourg (OpenAIRE) if you would like to get further information about the event: Jonathan England -


This event is organised by the University of Luxembourg and OpenAIRE in partnership with FNR, LIH, LIST, LISER, MPI, LuxDoc and EURAXESS.


Need help on your OA requirements for FP7 or H2020?

OpenAIRE is offering three webinars to help clear up any confusion on your Open Access obligations in FP7 or H2020.

  1. OA Publications in H2020 - 29 May at 14h00
  2. Open Research Data in H2020 - 30 May at 14h00
  3. Post-Grant OA Pilot for Publications in FP7 - 1 June at 14h00

For full details and to register, please see the event announcement on the OpenAIRE website.


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