No agreement with Oxford University Press

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Institutional Communication Service

9 May 2022

The Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries and Oxford University Press (OUP) have not been able to agree on the terms for a transformative Read & Publish agreement as of 2022. After more than three years of negotiations, OUP was not willing to move towards the requirements of swissuniversities. OUP's latest asking price still exceeds available library funds by far. As a consequence, the Consortium has decided to suspend negotiations with OUP until further notice.

Without an existing agreement, articles published behind a paywall from January 2022 onwards will not be available  while USI and most Swiss universities are guaranteed continuing access rights for articles up to the end of 2021.

For these so-called "no-deal" situations, the libraries recommend some viable alternatives to retrieve, at no extra cost, articles that are not available through the libraries' institutional subscriptions.

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