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Pay-Per-View

Pay-Per-View

Guest users on ScienceDirect, as well as registered users from subscribing institutions, are able to purchase articles and chapters individually with a credit card. Access is available immediately and includes HTML and downloadable PDF versions of the purchased content.

After finding an article to purchase, users add their selection to the shopping cart and proceed to check out. We also recommend that users verify they have selected the correct content before confirming the transaction. To validate your purchase:

  • Refer to the abstract
  • Look above the article heading at the type of content and  check the volume and issue number and the number of pages (see image below)
Available to

Guest users and registered users from subscribing institutions

Content Collection

Almost any non-subscribed content in the ScienceDirect database, including millions of full-text articles, chapters from major reference works, e-books, journal archives (reaching back to 1823) and pre-1995 book backlist..
See the list of excluded content for exceptions.

Entitlements

Browse and search all journal and books content on ScienceDirect.
View abstracts in references of HTML articles where available.

Functionality

Full ScienceDirect functionality, including full-text searching, CrossRef linking and personalization.

Additional Content Options

Pay-Per-View can be used as a supplement to your regular subscriptions.

Usage Reports

 Not available

Post-termination Access Rights

Access to downloaded full text for 24 hours, with the ability to print and store documents for future reference

Subscription Period

One-time purchase

Pricing

$31.50 per article or chapter for most Elsevier content. Select titles are priced between $19.95 and $41.95 (subject to change). Pricing for third-party journals is set by the publisher. These types of content are always free: Advertisements, Announcements, Calendars, Contents Lists, Editorial Board Listings, Front Matter of all Book Types, Publisher's Notes, Errata, Duplicates, Retractions, Removals, Personal Reports.
 
ScienceDirect offers a growing amount of open access content.

How to Purchase

Users find content directly on ScienceDirect and purchase with a credit card.

Transactional Access

Pre-Paid Articles

If your organization has a ScienceDirect Complete, Standard, Corporate Edition, College Edition or Government Edition agreement, Pre-Paid Articles allows you to read and download articles that are not included in your subscription at a fixed price per article.

Available to

Subscribers to ScienceDirect Complete, Standard, Corporate Edition, College Edition, Government Edition or Business School Edition agreement

Content Collection

Almost any non-subscribed content in the ScienceDirect database, including millions of full-text articles, chapters from major reference works, e-books, journal archives (reaching back to 1823) and pre-1995 book backlist.
See the list of excluded content for exceptions.

Entitlements

Based on the organization's primary ScienceDirect subscription

Functionality

Full ScienceDirect functionality, including full text searching, CrossRef linking and personalization.

Additional Content Options

Pre-Paid Articles is a supplement to your regular subscriptions.

Usage Reports

Monthly overview of the number of articles used.

Post-termination Access Rights

Access to downloaded full text for 24 hours, with the ability to print and store documents for future reference

Subscription Period

One-time purchase. The bundle expires after 12 months.

Pricing

Per full-text article charged directly to your organization's account. (Viewing abstracts from a search or reference link is always free.) Pricing for third-party journal articles may vary.

How to Purchase

To learn more or check pricing, see myElsevier.com or contact Elsevier Sales.

Article Choice

Article Choice

ArticleChoice provides a flexible way to access ScienceDirect's world-renowned scientific journals, allowing you to tap into this vast repository on an as-needed basis. Because you pay only for the articles you use, it is a sensible and competitively priced alternative to Document Delivery.

Benefits for Your Library

  • Ideal for smaller libraries or organizations that do not need a full ScienceDirect subscription but still need access to Elsevier's journal and book content
  • Receive immediate access, with the ability to print and store documents for future reference
  • All of the functionality of ScienceDirect at a fraction of the price

Available to

Small and medium-sized academic,  government and corporate libraries

Content Collection

Choose what you need from the ScienceDirect database, including almost any non-subscribed content in the ScienceDirect database, including millions of full-text articles, chapters from major reference works, e-books, journal archives (reaching back to 1823) and pre-1995 book backlist.
 
Not all ScienceDirect content is available through ArticleChoice. See the list of excluded content for exceptions.

Entitlements

Browse and search all journal and books content on ScienceDirect.
Download full-text articles and selected book chapters in PDF and HTML formats (where available) up to the amount of articles specified in your pre-purchased bundle.
 
View abstracts in references of HTML articles where available.

Functionality

Full ScienceDirect functionality, including full-text searching, CrossRef linking and personalization.

Additional Content Options

Consider ArticleChoice as a supplement to your regular subscriptions.

Usage Reports

Monthly overview of the number of articles / chapters used and the number of articles still available 

Post-termination Access Rights

Access to downloaded full text for 24 hours, with the ability to print and store documents for future reference

Subscription Period

One-time purchase. The bundle expires after 12 months.

Pricing

Purchase bundles of 100, 200 or 500 articles, with a discounted price per article for bundles larger than 500.

How to purchase

To learn more or to check pricing, see myElsevier.com or contact Elsevier Sales.