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Tulane University announces first transformative agreement with Elsevier

New Orleans | February 7, 2023

Elsevier, a global leader in research publishing and information analytics, and Tulane Universityopens in new tab/window, a leading research institution in the Gulf Coast of the United States, are pleased to announce the institution’s new transformative agreement for reading and publishing. The transformative agreement will continue to provide access to the same extensive portfolio of ScienceDirect journals that enhance the learning and research experience for the Tulane community while now also supporting all researchers in publishing their research Open Access at no extra cost to the author.

Through this agreement, Tulane faculty, students, and staff will have access to Elsevier's extensive library of scholarly journals and eBooks on ScienceDirect. This will give Tulane researchers the tools they need to stay at the forefront of their fields and make and share essential discoveries.

In addition to providing access to these resources, the agreement also includes support for open access publishing, allowing Tulane researchers to share their work more broadly and collaborate with colleagues worldwide.

“We are very pleased to have worked in partnership with Elsevier to expand the scope of our agreement to now include Open Access publishing options for our scientific and medical communities,” said Tulane University Interim Dean of Libraries Andy Corrigan. “This new arrangement accomplishes three important goals. It supports public access to grant funded research, addresses cost sustainability within our library budget, and it increases the university’s overall return on investment in supporting the acquisition of high-quality library resources such as important ScienceDirect journals that are relied upon by our students, faculty and researchers.”

“Elsevier is committed to supporting Tulane’s open access objectives" said James Tonna, Vice President, Elsevier. "We are thrilled to be able to provide Tulane researchers with the tools they need to make important discoveries and contribute to advancing knowledge."


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About Tulane University 

Tulane University is a private, independent research university in New Orleans, Louisiana. Founded in 1834, Tulane is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the southern United States, with a strong tradition of research and teaching in the sciences, engineering, business, law, and the liberal arts.

About Elsevier

As a global leader in scientific information and analytics, Elsevier helps researchers and healthcare professionals advance science and improve health outcomes for the benefit of society. We do this by facilitating insights and critical decision-making with innovative solutions based on trusted, evidence-based content and advanced AI-enabled digital technologies.

We have supported the work of our research and healthcare communities for more than 140 years. Our 9,500 employees around the world, including 2,500 technologists, are dedicated to supporting researchers, librarians, academic leaders, funders, governments, R&D-intensive companies, doctors, nurses, future healthcare professionals and educators in their critical work. Our 2,900 scientific journals and iconic reference books include the foremost titles in their fields, including Cell Press, The Lancet and Gray’s Anatomy.

Together with the Elsevier Foundationopens in new tab/window, we work in partnership with the communities we serve to advance inclusion and diversity in science, research and healthcare in developing countries and around the world.

Elsevier is part of RELXopens in new tab/window, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. For more information on our work, digital solutions and content, visit


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