Elsevier-swissuniversities Agreement

Elsevier and the Swiss Consortium on behalf of swissuniversities have signed a memorandum of understanding to enable continued reading access for Swiss researchers and to enable open access publishing. More information can be found on the swissuniversities website.

Please contact your library should you need further information.


  • The author must be the corresponding author affiliated with an eligible institution (please contact your library)
  • The article must have a submission date between 1.1.2020 and 31.12.2023.

On publication, the final published article will be made freely available on ScienceDirect under the author’s choice of open access license (CC BY or CC BY-NC-ND).

How to publish your article Open Access?

Once your article is accepted for publication in an applicable journal, you will be presented with the open access publishing option.

Green open access

Swiss authors can continue to choose to publish under the subscription model and self-archive their manuscript in line with Elsevier’s sharing policy.