Under the auspices of the German Rectors' Conference, nation-wide licence agreements are being negotiated for e-journals of major scientific publishers (project DEAL). In anticipation of such an agreement, the licences for Elsevier journals were terminated at the TUM in due time at the end of 2016, in line with 200 other scientific institutions in Germany. However, the talks with Elsevier are challenging and so far no agreement has been reached on a new treaty.
Access to current volumes
Elsevier has temporarily switched off access to current journal volumes at the TUM and allowed them again at other times. All Elsevier journals are listed in the Electronic Journals Library (EZB).
Access to older volumes
Unaffected by the current licence negotiations, access to back volumes (until the end of 2016) is possible, for all Elsevier journals previously licensed by the TUM. The Electronic Journals Library (EZB) lists for each journal title which volumes are accessible at the TUM in detail.
Free document delivery for staff members with TUM ID
During the transitional period, as long as the licence negotiations are in progress and as long as it is uncertain which of the current Elsevier articles are available online and which are not, the university library offers all staff members with TUM ID two free alternatives for the supply of Elsevier journals:
1. order via interlibrary loan
Order the necessary Elsevier article regularly via interlibrary loan. For employees with a TUM ID we automatically pay for your interlibrary loan fee.
2. orders via SUBITO
In urgent cases, the document delivery service SUBITO is recommended. To use this, you must place your orders via a SUBITO subaccount. Please register online for such a subaccount at the University Library. Ordered items can only be delivered by fax or mail.
The university library will cover the costs of both alternatives: