In light of Elsevier’s acquisition of bepress and our ongoing negotiations with them, UMMS would like to add the following requests to the negotiations:
UMass Medical School’s eScholarship@umassmed, and other UMass campus library’s IR’s using bepress/Digital Commons, will be (granted a license) able to upload (at no cost) all UMass authors full text post-print publications into their respective IR’s, regardless of journal policies to the contrary.
All UMass campus library’s using bepress/Digital Commons to publish Open Access publications will be indexed in Scopus at no cost to the UMass library’s and their institutions.
Elsevier will provide Digital Commons as a free service for UMass libraries with journal subscriptions.
Elsevier will consider appropriate offsetting charges for multiple services purchased (bepress, ScienceDirect/journal packages, Scopus, SciVal, Mendeley (although we don’t purchase Mendeley).