Elsevier has established a funding body agreement with Parkinson's UK(opens in new tab/window) to help authors publishing in Elsevier journals comply with, and to facilitate a successful implementation of, their policy. Details about how to comply are outlined below.
Parkinson's UK requires an electronic copy of any research papers that have been accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal, and are supported in whole or in part by Parkinson's UK funding, to be made available through PubMed Central (PMC) and Europe PubMed Central (Europe PMC) as soon as possible, and at least within six months of publication.
Authors can comply with Parkinson's UK open access policy by publishing gold open access in either an Elsevier open access journal or in a subscription journal which supports open access publishing. This includes journals published by The Lancet.
Gold open access
For gold open access, a publication fee will need to be paid after acceptance. Parkinson's UK will provide grant holders with additional funding to cover open access fees, where appropriate (up to two years after the end of the grant), in order to meet these requirements. See Parkinson's UK website(opens in new tab/window) for more details.
Elsevier's open access publication fees are journal specific and range between c$150 and c$9,900 US Dollars excluding tax. For information about specific open access publication fees, please refer to the individual journal's guide for authors.
Upon publication, Elsevier will:
Enable authors to identify themselves as being funded by Parkinson's UK via our funding body form
Provide the option to publish with a user license that permits papers to be freely copied and re-used (for example for text and data-mining purposes), as required by Parkinson's UK
Add the CrossMark® identifier and links back to the authoritative version of record on ScienceDirect
Send to PMC the final published journal article (PJA) as it appears on ScienceDirect
PMC and PMC mirror sites will also link directly to this same article on Elsevier's websites
Provide immediate and permanent free access to the final published article on ScienceDirect
Help and support
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For compliance queries, please contact us(opens in new tab/window)
For more information, please read the Parkinson's UK Open Access Policy(opens in new tab/window)