LINK TO SURVEY


On June 30 2018 Swedish universities and government agencies, through the National Library of Sweden and the Bibsam Consortium (the Swedish library consortium), cancelled their agreement with Elsevier. Elsevier has not been able to meet the demands of the Bibsam Consortium:

  • immediate open access to all articles published in Elsevier’s journals by researchers affiliated to one of the consortium’s participating organisations;
  • reading access to Elsevier’s 1 900 journals for participating organisations, and
  • a sustainable price model which makes a transition to open access possible.

How has this affected you?

Six months have now passed since the access to Elsevier material was restricted and the Bibsam Consortium has set up an evaluation group in order to analyse the consequences of the Elsevier cancellation for researchers, for higher education institutions (HEIs) and government agencies, and for the Consortium as a whole.

They construed this survey. Deadline for replies is February 1.

LINK TO SURVEY

THE SURVEY CONSISTS OF 12 QUESTIONS AND IS EXPECTED TO TAKE 5 MINUTES TO COMPLETE.

Since the survey is anonymous it cannot be saved and resumed later.

All researchers and research students at Stockholm University are asked to respond to this survey.

The evaluation will serve as a basis for continued negotiations with Elsevier and other publishers. Its findings should be of use in strategic discussions with HEIs, research funders and representatives of the Ministry of education and research, and on future business models for OA to research publications.

The survey will remain open until 19-02-01. Then, data will be analysed and compiled with other collected materials in a report due in June 2019. The evaluation is expected to result in a scholarly publication.

Taking part in this survey is voluntary and participation can be subtracted at any time, without question. All responses are treated with confidentiality.

Should any questions arise, please contact Lisa Olsson the National Library of Sweden.