Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN)

Elsevier and the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) have established an agreement to support its authors who wish to publish open access. The agreement provides authors at eligible institutions with an incentive to publish their articles open access in applicable Elsevier journals. Where an author chooses to publish OA, articles will be made freely available on ScienceDirect under the author’s choice between two reuse licenses: CC BY or CC BY-NC-ND.

Use our journal search tool to find eligible titles


  • The author must be the corresponding author affiliated with an eligible Canadian Research Knowledge Network institution
  • The article must have a submission date between 1.1.2021 and 12.31.2023

Green Open Access

CRKN authors can continue to choose to publish under the subscription model and self-archive their manuscript (green open access) in line with Elsevier’s sharing policy.