Updated On July 10, 2019 - 4:30pm

Elsevier Discontinues UC Access to New Journal Articles: Information & Next Steps

The University of California has been out of contract with Elsevier since January, but until now the publisher continued to allow access to 2019 articles via ScienceDirect. As of July 10, 2019, UC’s direct access to new Elsevier articles has been discontinued. 

The systemwide faculty Senate has issued a UC Academic Council Statement on Supporting Alternative Access to Elsevier Journals (PDF), encouraging stakeholders across UC to use alternative access methods or contact their campus library for assistance in obtaining articles, and to refrain from any new independent subscriptions to Elsevier journals at this time. If you need help accessing an article, please don’t hesitate to contact your UCLA Library subject librarian at any time. UC is hoping to reenter formal negotiations with Elsevier if the publisher indicates that they are willing to discuss a contract that integrates UC's goals of containing costs and facilitating open access to UC research. 

Please refer to the BruinPost for more information about what articles are and are not affected, how to get the articles you need, and next steps.