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Agreement between Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC) and Elsevier

Elsevier and the Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC) have established an agreement to support authors from participating SCELC institutions 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 selected core hybrid journals, eligible corresponding authors do not have to pay an article publishing charge (APC). When publishing in fully gold open access journals (excluding Cell Press), this agreement will cover the APC for a certain number of articles.

How does the process work?

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 personalised 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 – You and your co-authors will receive an email to confirm that the APC discount will be applied.

During the submission process, the system will present you with personalised 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. There is a maximum number of articles in Fully Gold journals that may be published as open access under this agreement. If the limit is reached, this agreement will not cover the APC for the authors, but an APC discount will be offered to the author.

Which institutions are covered by this agreement?

This agreement supports corresponding authors (see FAQ at the bottom of this page) affiliated with a participating SCELC member institution.

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Which journals are included in this agreement?

Authors can publish eligible articles(see FAQ at the bottom of this page)in a wide variety of participating Elsevier journals across a range of disciplines.

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.

To learn more about the benefits of publishing open access with Elsevier visit our Open Access Author Hub.

Are there other publishing options?

Authors can continue to choose to publish under the subscription model which includes the option to self-archive their manuscript (Green Open Access) in line with Elsevier’s sharing policy.

Eligibility FAQs