Springer Nature and the Hungarian Academic Consortium (EISZ) announced today an agreement that combines reading access and open access (OA) publishing in one single framework. Effective from January 2019, researchers from the participating consortium institutions will gain access to over 2,000 Springer journals and will have the right to publish their research via the OA model in more than 1,850 Springer hybrid journals without any direct costs, allowing wider reach of current findings and a greater benefit for both science and society.
EISZ initiated negotiation process with Elsevier in March 2018 regarding the subscription to ScienceDirect, Scopus, and SciVal for 2019. The goal of the negotiation was to reach a read & publish agreement which would facilitate a swift and full transition to Open Access.
Principles for transitional Open Access agreements under the framework of Electronic Information Service National Programme
On its meeting on the 14th of December 2018, EISZ Programme Board, governing council of EISZ National Programme, representing the participating institutions and the financing authorities, made the following declaration: