Institutional agreements

For institutions with open access mandates or policies, Elsevier is working in partnership to test and learn more about how best to support sustainable open access. We are streamlining this process to make it easier for everybody involved.  We are happy to work with institutions to facilitate the successful implementation of green open access mandates. We have established specific agreements which ensure authors can comply with open access mandates from institutions such as the World Bank.

These agreements are detailed below:

Institutional Agreements

 

Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (ASCR)

Elsevier and the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (ASCR) have entered into an agreement to enable authors funded by the ASCR to comply with their open access mandate and also Elsevier's article posting policy.
Under this agreement, authors who publish in Elsevier journals can post their Author Accepted Manuscript to the ASCR repository after journal specific embargo periods.
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CAPES (Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior)

Elsevier and the CAPES organization in Brazil share the commitment to maximize the visibility of Brazilian research throughout the world. To support this common goal, Elsevier has developed a pilot to provide an open archive of selected Brazilian Research.

This open archive provides free access to the published journal article (PDF) for inclusion in the pilot after a journal specific embargo.  Currently over 4,000 articles are freely available as part of this pilot.

National Research Council Canada (NRC)

Elsevier and the NRC have developed an agreement to enable those authors funded by the NRC to publish in Elsevier journals and also comply with the NRC Open Access and licensing policy, as well as Elsevier's article posting policy.
Researchers funded by NRC, or those authors publishing in conjunction with or employed by the Canadian Federal Government can publish with Elsevier under a specific license agreement and then can also post their author accepted manuscript to the NRC Repository after journal specific embargo periods.
Read more details on the NRC's General Intellectual Property policy.

Robert Koch Institute (RKI)

Elsevier and RKI have entered into an agreement to enable authors funded by the RKI to comply with their open access mandate and also Elsevier's article posting policy.
Under this agreement, authors who publish in Elsevier journals can post their Author Accepted Manuscript to the RKI repository after journal specific embargo periods.
Read more on RKI open access policy.

Free University of Brussels (ULB)

Elsevier and Free University of Brussels (ULB), have developed an agreement to enable the local archiving of articles published by the Free University of Brussels (ULB) to their repository. This archive is not intended for external use, but is developed to enable the university to maintain a PDF archive from ScienceDirect licensed content for its own internal use.

Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU)

Elsevier and the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) share the commitment to maximize the visibility of Dutch research throughout the world. To support this common goal, Elsevier has developed a pilot to provide an open archive of Dutch Medical Research.
This open archive provides free access to the published journal article (PDF) for inclusion in the pilot after a journal specific embargo. Currently over 5,000 articles are available as part of this pilot.

UK Institutions  (JISC Collections)

To help UK authors comply with the RCUK mandate for open access publishing, Elsevier and JISC Collections have developed a prepayment plan for open access publication fees.

Click here for a list of participating institutions and further details.

United Nations University

Elsevier and the United Nations University–World Institute for Developmental Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) have established an agreement to help authors to comply with the UNU-WIDER open access policy. This agreement covers research published after 1st October 2013.
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World Bank

Elsevier and the World Bank have developed an agreement to enable those funded by the World Bank to publish in Elsevier journals and also comply with the Bank's Open Access and licensing policy.

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World Health Organization (WHO)

Elsevier and the World Health Organization have developed an agreement to enable WHO employees to publish in Elsevier journals and also comply with the WHO agenda, as well as Elsevier's article posting policy.
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