Open access options
Making your research open access
There are a number of ways you can make your research open access when submitting and publishing in Elsevier journals outlined below. In addition to this we have 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)
Sharing your subscription article
(green open access)
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This is a specific license, such as a Creative Commons license, which is applied to your article and determines how readers can use, download and share your article.
Why publish open access with Elsevier?
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' with 10 million active users per month using our publishing platform ScienceDirect.
- Tailored open access publication options so authors can decide how best to publish open access.