CRUI and Elsevier reach agreement for subscription and open access publishing

We are More than 70 Italian institutions will continue to benefit from access to Elsevier’s high-quality scientific content via ScienceDirectdiligently to find a mutually acceptable solution with the Hochschulrektorenkonferenz (HRK) and to put a new agreement in place this year, ensuring uninterrupted access


Following constructive and forward-looking negotiations at the end of 2017, the Conference of Italian University Rectors (CRUI) has finalized the details of their subscription agreement with information analytics business Elsevier, extending our partnership until 2022. The 5-year contract applies to more than 70 Italian research institutions, allowing them to benefit from access to Elsevier’s high-quality scientific content via Elsevier’s e-platform ScienceDirect and improving the way Italian researchers search for, discover, read and share scholarly research.

CRUI and Elsevier have also initiated a pilot program that encourages Italian researchers to publish their articles open access in support of CRUI’s open access ambitions.

With Italy being one of five leading European research nations, Italian research published by Elsevier increased by 21 percent between 2011 and 2015, while the total number of Italian articles published grew by 13 percent. These numbers also demonstrate the value Italian scientists attach to publishing in Elsevier’s journals.


Written by

Tom Reller

Written by

Tom Reller

As Vice President, Global Communications and Head of Business Partnerships at Elsevier, Tom Reller leads a team responsible for linking Global Communications to the Business Units (BUs) and is responsible for understanding BU business needs and applying the right set of communications messages, tactics and programs to help them achieve their objectives. Together, his team works to build on Elsevier's reputation by promoting the company's numerous contributions to the health and science communities, many of which are brought to life in Elsevier’s online community and information resource: Elsevier Connect. Tom also serves as Elsevier’s lead communications representative, acting as the company’s spokesperson and develops and implements strategies for external and internal corporate communications, including media relations, issue management, policy communications, and other proactive outreach.


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