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Publishing Partnerships and Negotiation Updates

The Libraries is continually renewing and negotiating contracts with multiple vendors to support scholarship across platforms. Per our Strategic Plan and newly adopted resolutions, we are committed to developing partnerships that are aligned with our mission and values.

We strive for a transparent process to keep all stakeholders informed about negotiations and potential changes that may impact scholarship.

For questions regarding sustainable scholarship and negotiations, contact SustainableScholarship@uw.edu.

Contract Negotiation Updates


Publisher of books and journals in the life, physical, medical, technical, and social sciences.

Other Publishers

Contracts with the following publishers are consortia agreements have been renewed or extended.  The UW Libraries is continuing to work with the Orbis Cascade Alliance and the other libraries in the consortium agreement on negotiations and will publish updates here as available.

      • SpringerNature - publisher of books, journals, and databases. The brands under the SpringerNature group include: Springer, Nature Research, BioMed Central, Palgrave MacMillan, Scientific American, Apress, Adis, J.B. Metzler, MacMillan Education, and Springer Healtcare. Renewed through 2022
      • Sage Publishing - publisher of books, journals, reference content, and databases. Sage Publishing also include: CQ Press, Corwin, Adam Matthew, and Learning Matters. Renewed through 2022.
      • Cambridge University Press - publisher of books, journals, and reference content.  The contract ended on December 31, 2018 and was extended for a year to expire December 31,2019.