Elsevier works with institutions and funding bodies to help authors publishing in our journals comply with open access policies.

United Kingdom

UKRI, Wellcome and partners of the Charity Open Access Fund all require journal articles that result from their funded research to be made open access. The Higher Education Funding Bodies of the UK also require that journal articles meet accessibility requirements in order to be eligible for submission to the Research Excellence Framework (REF).

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United States

Following the memorandum from The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) each Federal Agency is directed to develop plans to make the published results of federally funded research freely available to the public within one year of publication and requiring researchers to better account for and manage the digital data resulting from federally funded scientific research. In some cases, Agencies have already had long established public access policies such as the NIH, however most Agencies have or will announce new policies. These policies will affect how US researchers need to publish their results. To comply with US public access policies, we have outlined the open access options available to US researchers below.

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Agreements (A-Z)