What journal version is hosted and when can this be accessed on ScienceDirect?
Access will be to the author manuscript version of an article after the journal specific embargo period. If a user is affiliated with a subscribing institution they will see the final version of the article, the best available version and not the author manuscript.
Do all Elsevier journals have an embargo period? Where do you find a list?
Yes, all Elsevier journals have a standard embargo period. The full list is hosted on Elsevier.com. We also have an journal embargo finder tool available here. Please note there are some funding body exceptions where shorter embargo periods apply. Please see our agreements section.
How can the manuscripts Elsevier is making available on ScienceDirect for CHORUS be reused?
The download version can be used under the terms of the Elsevier user license. A comparison of licenses can be found on our open access license page.
How can an author tell if their manuscript is available through CHORUS?
Authors funded by the US Department of Energy and the Smithsonian Institute are the only ones whose manuscripts are currently being opened via Elsevier. Manuscripts for other partners will become available during 2017.
Is access to the content made available through CHORUS dependent on the geographical location of the user? (e.g. only US users can access the content)
No, The aim of CHORUS is to widen access, compliance, discovery and preservation of peer reviewed article. Anyone located in any country can freely access the content.
Authors are increasingly being required to also make their research data open access alongside their published article. Will CHORUS also be used for research data?
CHORUS is piloting a number of new initiatives to extend its services to institutions. Research data is something that is also being considered at this moment - although currently, there are no formal pilots.