[ResearchProfessional News](https://www.researchprofessionalnews.com/rr-news-uk-open-access-2022-2-uk-universities-accept-elsevier-open-access-proposal/%0A):

> UK universities are close to sealing an open-access deal with the academic publisher Elsevier, following protracted negotiations on the replacement of the UK’s largest subscription agreement. On 24 February, a spokesperson for the higher education IT firm Jisc confirmed that the sector had accepted a proposal from Elsevier “which meets their core requirements”. “Contract negotiations are currently ongoing, before a deal is finalised,” they said. 

One [step forward](https://www.jeffpooley.com/2022/02/the-open-acess-community-framework/), one [step back](https://www.researchprofessionalnews.com/rr-news-uk-open-access-2022-2-uk-universities-accept-elsevier-open-access-proposal/%0A).