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United Arab Emirates University Establishes First Read and Publish Agreement with Elsevier

May 22, 2024

Elsevier and United Arab Emirates University Forge Key Read and Publish Agreement.

Elsevier, a global leader in research publishing and information analytics, has established its first read and publish agreement with United Arab Emirates University. Launched in January 2024, the three-year agreement grants researchers access to Elsevier journals on ScienceDirect and allows corresponding authors affiliated with UAEU to publish their research open access in select journals, without incurring article processing charges.

Dr Naeema Alhosani, Acting Library Director of UAEU said, "The transformative agreement with Elsevier is a milestone for academic publishing at the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU). It opens a new chapter in research dissemination, giving our scholars greater freedom to publish. As the Acting Director of UAEU Libraries, I am thrilled to see UAEU leading the way in the region and setting standards for academic excellence. This agreement aligns with our goals to boost the international reach and accessibility of our scholarly work.”

Amina Itani, E Resources Librarian at UAEU said: "This transformative agreement with Elsevier marks a significant leap forward for the United Arab Emirates University. As the E Resources Librarian, I'm thrilled about the opportunities this partnership opens up for our researchers. By facilitating open access publishing, we're not only expanding our academic community's access to a wealth of prestigious journals but also enhancing the visibility of our research on a global scale. This agreement aligns perfectly with our commitment to making research accessible and fosters a vibrant scholarly communication environment."

William Rubens, Regional Vice President at Elsevier, added “We’re thrilled about collaborating with the United Arab Emirates University to propel open access forward. This partnership represents a significant leap towards cultivating a research environment that is inclusive and accessible to all. Our combined efforts will advance knowledge and innovation, ensuring that more researchers’ can contribute to and benefit from scientific progress.”

About United Arab Emirates University

The United Arab Emirates University stands as the first and foremost comprehensive national university in the United Arab Emirates. Founded in 1976 by the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, UAEU is dedicated to evolving into a distinguished, research-driven university. At present, it enrols approximately 14,968 Emirati and international students.

With an unwavering commitment to attaining global recognition in research, UAEU collaborates closely with industry partners to address challenges of national, regional, and international significance. Through the establishment of strategically vital research centers, UAEU is at the forefront of advancing knowledge across critical domains, spanning from water resources to enhancing cancer treatments. Notably, UAEU holds the esteemed position of being ranked #6 in the Arab World and #290 worldwide. Learn more about the UAEU here.opens in new tab/window

About Elsevier

As a global leader in scientific information and analytics, Elsevier helps researchers and healthcare professionals advance science and improve health outcomes for the benefit of society. We do this by facilitating insights and critical decision-making with innovative solutions based on trusted, evidence-based content and advanced AI-enabled digital technologies.

We have supported the work of our research and healthcare communities for more than 140 years. Our 9,500 employees around the world, including 2,500 technologists, are dedicated to supporting researchers, librarians, academic leaders, funders, governments, R&D-intensive companies, doctors, nurses, future healthcare professionals and educators in their critical work. Our 2,900 scientific journals and iconic reference books include the foremost titles in their fields, including Cell Press, The Lancet and Gray’s Anatomy.

Together with the Elsevier Foundationopens in new tab/window, we work in partnership with the communities we serve to advance inclusion and diversity in science, research and healthcare in developing countries and around the world.

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