In unique deal, Elsevier agrees to create some papers by Dutch authors free A standoff between Dutch universities and publishing giant Elsevier is finally over. A threat to boycott Elsevier’s 2500 journals—a deal has been struck: For no additional charge beyond subscription fees, 30% of research published by Dutch researchers in Elsevier journals will be open access by 2018 after more than a year of negotiations—and. “It is perhaps maybe not the 100% that we wished for,” claims Gerard Meijer,…