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A UK university group is calling on Elsevier to lower the cost of its journals and to increase the portion of articles that are freely accessible, the Financial Times reports.

It adds that the not-for-profit group Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) is negotiating with Elsevier on behalf of about 160 UK educational institutes toward this goal, which it notes comes as universities grapple with decreased income and a greater push toward open-access publishing. 

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