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UK researchers get extended access to ScienceDirect

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The UK’s National e-Journals Initiative 2 (NESLi2) has signed a four-year licence for Elsevier’s ScienceDirect.

Under the agreement, most of the NESLi2 members will continue to have access to the ScienceDirect Freedom Collection, which contains approximately 1,900 journals – almost the entire ScienceDirect journals portfolio – as well as an increasing number of backfiles.

NESLi2 is a product of the UK’s Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC). Lorraine Estelle, CEO at JISC-Collections said: ‘We are very pleased with the four-year agreement with ScienceDirect. This will create a lot of stability and predictability for the 140 NESLi2 members. Experience demonstrates that the usage of ScienceDirect has always been very high, that’s why we are confident that this contract will contribute to the scientific ambitions we have in the UK.’