Publishing in Elsevier-journals

In April the Norwegian consortium for higher education and research and the publisher Elsevier today agreed to a historical pilot national license. This means that researchers can publish open access in some Elsevier-journals - without having to pay APC/author fee.

Figure with megaphone. Illustration.

How does this work in practice?

During the publishing process, you must fill in the affiliation of the corresponding author, and this information will be used to check whether the article belongs to the free open access publication agreement or not.

Then the choice of publishing options, "Gold Open Access", will automatically be ticked off. The library receives a message from Elsevier that "Gold Open Access" has been selected, and we must approve the selection.

The agreement covers a limited number of articles. If the participating institutions exceed this figure, you will have to pay the APC / author fee. Then you will be notified and may apply to have the APC / author fee covered by NIH's open access fund, as before.

Contact Elin Hecker at the library if you have any questions.