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Welcome to Couperin Consortium

Whether you're a researcher keen on exploring open access publishing opportunities with Elsevier, a librarian or research manager seeking ways to assist researchers and authors in their endeavours, or simply someone eager to enhance their skills in searching and discovering relevant research, you've come to the right place! Explore the wealth of information tailored to support your research and publishing endeavours under the Couperin agreement.

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The Agreement  

Elsevier and Couperin Consortium have established an agreement to support authors who wish to publish open access. 

The cost of publishing open access is covered under the terms of this agreement. When publishing open access in eligible hybrid and fully gold journals, eligible corresponding authors do not have to pay an article publishing charge (APC). 

The process 

The process of publishing under the agreement is straightforward: 

  • Step 1 – Once the journal accepts your article, you will receive an email containing a link to the “post-acceptance author journey”. 

  • Step 2 – You will be asked to review your affiliation and funder details. Based on this information, you will see personalized publishing options including the option to publish under the agreement. 

  • Step 3 – You will confirm your publishing choices and complete the post-acceptance journey. 

  • Step 4 – Your institution will validate your eligibility for the agreement. 

  • Step 5 – You and your co-authors will receive an email to confirm that the APC will be covered by the agreement. Please note that the number of APCs included under the agreement is fixed and will be allocated based on the date of acceptance. 

During the submission process, the system will present you with personalized publishing options including any agreement or offer that you may be eligible for. You can indicate your publishing choice during submission, but you are not required to finalize your choice until after acceptance.

Institutions & journals 

Which institutions are covered by this agreement? 

Which journals are included in this agreement? 


What are the author benefits of publishing open access with Elsevier? 

When you publish open access with Elsevier, you get the attention you deserve. We offer authors: 

  • Choice — we have open access journals across every scientific discipline 

  • Support — receive expert support throughout submission, during peer review and post-acceptance 

  • Visibility — your final published article will be published on ScienceDirect, the number one research platform in the world 

  • Discount - When publishing open access in Cell Press and The Lancet hybrid journals, authors will receive a discount on the APC.

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To learn more about the benefits of publishing open access with Elsevier, please visit our open access author hub