Open access options
Access to quality research is vital to the scientific community and beyond. We are committed to working in partnership with the research community, librarians, funders and other stakeholders. Our open access options as well as a number of our access initiatives ensure everyone can read, use and trust the latest research.
For authors submitting and publishing in Elsevier journals, we have established a number of agreements with funding bodies and institutions to help authors comply with open access policies. Read more.
What are my open access options?
Open Access Publishing
(Gold open access)
Self - Archive
( Green open access)
|Options||Open access journals||Journals which support open access publishing||Read our posting policy for publishing in a subscription journal|
|Fee||Publication fee is payable by the author, their institution or funding body of between $500 - $5000 US Dollars depending on the journal.||No fee is payable by the author|
|Reuse||Reuse is determined by the author's choice of a Creative Commons user license.||Authors retain the right to reuse their articles for a wide range of purposes|
|Over 1600 journals which support open access publishing||Learn about green open access|
Open Access Benefits
Benefits of publishing open access with Elsevier:
- Peer-reviewed, established and reputable journals indexed by Scopus and supporting ORCID and Crossref to help maintain your publication record.
- Reaching key audiences with 10 million active users per month using our publishing platform ScienceDirect. Search open access content on ScienceDirect
- Choice of user licenses so authors can decide how best to publish open access. See our selection of Creative Commons user licenses