No-deal with Oxford University Press
Following extensive negotiations, the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries and Oxford University Press (OUP) could not reach mutually acceptable terms towards renewing EPFL license and transitioning to a Read and Publish 2022 agreement, thus leading to a no-deal. This no-deal situation may affect EPFL researchers in the future.
The negotiations for a Transformative Agreement started two years ago. The Consortium of Swiss University Libraries regrets that due to different requirements regarding prices and conditions, it was not possible to find a solution that satisfies all needs. In addition, whether in terms of cost neutrality or Open Access conditions for the benefit of the authors, this agreement does not meet swissuniversities' requirements.
In anticipation of an impeding access cut, we invite EPFL researchers to check and use effective alternatives put in place by EPFL Library to legally access publications no longer available through OUP. Please note that continuing access is guaranteed for articles published up to the end of 2021.