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Beyond transformative agreements

The Swedish Bibsam Consortium aims to switch from read-and-publish agreements to pure publish deals after 2024.

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In an article published on EUA’s Expert Voicesexternal link” platform, Astrid Söderbergh Widding and Wilhelm Widmark from Stockholm University together with Anna Lundén and Britt-Marie Wideberg from the National Library of Sweden states that this next generation of contracts should ensure transparency in pricing, be more cost-effective and have fewer transaction costs than the current, single-paper charging system.

“We plan to work with publishers who demonstrate leadership in this important new era of research reporting and with all stakeholders to develop new business models, which will make journals open to users all over the world”.