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.