Deal or no-deal: Elsevier Town Hall meeting

Monday 1 November 2021
11:00am - 12:30pm
Online event
Staff only

If you read, cite or publish in Elsevier journals, come to one of the online Town Hall meetings about the Elsevier journals negotiations.


The online Town Hall meetings will be held on the following dates:

  • Monday 1 November 2021,11am–12.30pm
  • Tuesday 9 November 2021, 2pm–3.30pm

Book onto a Town Hall meeting (University of Leeds login required). 

Event details

Hear about the Elsevier contract negotiations so far and the implications of deal or no-deal for us here at Leeds once our current contract expires on 31 December. This includes what alternative routes there are to access Elsevier content.

At present, UK universities are paying a subscription fee to read Elsevier content, whilst also paying article processing charges (APCs) to make research outputs openly available. National negotiations between the publisher Elsevier and UK Universities aim to secure a read-and-publish deal with Elsevier. A read-and-publish deal means that the publisher is paid so that we can both read their articles and publish articles in their journals under one contract.

The sector has two key aims: firstly the deal must be affordable for all HE institutions; secondly all research published with Elsevier from UK HE institutions must be immediately open access to ensure the widest reach and to maximise impact.

Town Hall meetings will be hosted by Jane Saunders, Head of Collection Services, and Claire Knowles, Head of Research Support and Digital Libraries, at University of Leeds Libraries.

More information

Find out more about the Elsevier negotiations at Library news.