Italian Association for the promotion of Open Science: Hybrid Open Access: why paying twice? 


« The Italian Association for the promotion of Open Science wishes to draw the attention of researchers, students, librarians and administrators of universities and research institutions on an add on of the CARE license with the Elsevier publisher covering the period 2018-2022, the so-called ” Pilot Open Access Gold “.

CARE is a e-resources licensing consortium lead by the Conference of Italian University Rectors: its task, according to a strategy set out almost twenty years ago, is to negotiate modular collective agreements to which individual institutions can selectively join so that no Italian research library is left alone when negotiating subscription based scholarly journals with global scientific publishing oligopolists. (…) »