Open access pricing policy

Publishing in peer- reviewed journals remains of paramount importance for researchers. For us, this means providing publication choices for authors, including open access options, to achieve the widest dissemination of research.

Our open access pricing policy offers a range of publication fees which are market based and competitive. This gives authors a choice to publish open access in one of over 1600 established journals or in one of our open access journals.

Elsevier publishes journals encompassing the full breadth of scientific research and the full range of research outcomes.  Elsevier's open access publication fees reflect this diversity and range from $500USD to $5000USD. Please note that in some journals additional colour and/or page charges may apply.  For specific pricing information, please refer to the individual journal homepages and guide for authors.

Open Access Publishing Benefits

Elsevier open access authors benefit from:

  • Quality, established and reputable journals indexed by Scopus and supporting ORCID and Crossref to help maintain your publication record.
  • Reaching key audiences' with10 million active users per month using our publishing platform ScienceDirect.
  • Tailored open access publication choices so authors can decide how best to publish open access.

Funding Body Agreements

Elsevier has established funding body agreements to ensure that authors can fully comply with the open access requirements of the major funding bodies worldwide.

In some cases, funding bodies will reimburse authors open access publishing fees. For specific details about funding body agreements click here.

Waiving Policy

If you would like your article to be published open access, but you genuinely cannot afford these fees, then individual waiver requests are considered on a case-by-case basis and may be granted in cases of genuine need. Priority for this waiver program will be given to applications by authors from countries eligible for theResearch4Life program.

No Double Dipping Policy

We have a strict policy not to charge subscribers for open access content published in subscription journals.