University of Toronto Renews Elsevier Contract

From: Larry Alford, Chief Librarian  
Date:   April 29, 2020
Re:  University of Toronto Renews Elsevier Contract

 The University of Toronto (U of T) has renewed their contract with Elsevier for 2021-2023 through the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN). Driven by a bold negotiation strategy, this deal significantly reduces costs for U of T and participating institutions across Canada, supports U of  T authors publishing their research open access, and ensures transparency of the agreement.  

Through this agreement, U of T researchers are now eligible for a 20% off discount on Article Processing Charges (APCs) for both hybrid and gold open access journals. Cell Press, Lancet, and some other society-owned journals are excluded from this deal. 

For more information explaining how this agreement works, visit UTL’s Publishing Discounts webpage.  

For further support, contact your liaison librarian or  

Read the full announcement from UTL and CRKN