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Elsevier and CERN are working in partnership to ensure authors publishing with Elsevier can comply with CERN’s Open Access Policy (effective as of 1st May 2017).


Gold open access

SCOAP3 and Instrumentation journals

  • Elsevier has two agreements with CERN to enable authors publishing in certain Elsevier journals to publish gold open access without having to pay an Article Publishing Charge (APC) to cover the cost of publication.
  • For Physics Letters B and Nuclear Physics B, which are part of SCOAP3, SCOAP3 will pay Elsevier directly from central funds on behalf of its eligible authors.
  • For four additional instrumentation titles, CERN will pay Elsevier directly on behalf of its eligible authors
  • On publication, the final published article will be made freely available on ScienceDirect under a CC-BY license.

Other gold options

  • Authors can also publish gold open access in the remainder of Elsevier’s fully gold and hybrid journals, excluding The Lancet and Cell Press. Authors choosing this option might be eligible for central funding from CERN or otherwise will need to pay an APC to cover the cost of publication. Authors are advised to contact library.desk@cern.ch in advance to discuss their options.
  • Elsevier's open access publication fees range between c$150 and c$5000 US Dollars excluding tax and are journal specific. Specific pricing information can be found on the journal homepage.
  • On publication, the final published article will be made freely available on ScienceDirect under the author’s choice of reuse license (CC-BY and CC-BY-NC-ND).

Green open access

  • Authors publishing in Elsevier journals can self-archive their accepted manuscript and make it publicly available after the journal-specific embargo period, in line with Elsevier’s sharing policy.
  • Please note that for compliance with its policy, CERN requires authors to choose the gold open access route.

Help and support

CERN Open Access Policy (last amended 27-04-2017). This document also explains which authors are eligible.

Where to publish? Implementing the CERN Open Access Policy: a vade mecum http://library.cern/oa/where-publish