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Enabling open access to knowledge

Advancing open access to serve researchers, science and society.

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Open access at Elsevier

Open access is a key part of our commitment to a collaborative, inclusive, and transparent world of research where quality knowledge can be shared and built upon to advance outcomes.

As a global leader in open access, we offer a wide range of options to fit the diverse needs of researchers, institutions, academic societies and funders around the world. We listen to our customers and collaborate with them to achieve their research goals and we do so without compromising on the things they trust us for: quality, rigorous peer review and research integrity.

Enabling a transition to open access

As one of the largest open access publishers in the world we are enabling a transition to open access at scale. Nearly all our 2,900 journals enable open access publishing and more than 800 of these are fully open access. In 2023, we published more than 190,000 Gold open access articles.

In total, our world-leading platforms make available 3.3 million validated open access articles and we support more than 2000 institutions with open access agreements

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Partnering on solutions for our authors, librarians and institutions

We serve over 2,000 institutions worldwide with open access services through our transformative agreements.

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Partnering for an open future: Sharing successes and lessons learned

Hear from library leaders on the institutional impact of transformative agreements and discover more about achieving sustainable open access.

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Open Science 

Open access is just one element of the way we partner with you to drive open science. Together we can create a more inclusive, collaborative and transparent world of research.

Unlocking the potential of data

We're working to help researchers and institutions store, share, discover and effectively reuse data. Effective data sharing can improve the impact, validity, reproducibility, efficiency and transparency of scientific research.

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Enabling research integrity

We are committed to promoting the integrity of research through a range of activities and initiatives from free author training on publication ethics and providing transparency in author contributor roles

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Free access initiatives

From researchers and students using content published in our books and journals on a daily basis to a patient who needs critical information about their treatment, Elsevier has a range of access options to ensure that everyone can access the important information they need.

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