Open access journals

All articles in open access journals which are published by Elsevier have undergone peer review and upon acceptance are immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download.

Published articles:

  • Are fully peer reviewed
  • Are immediately free to access and download from ScienceDirect
  • Permitted re-use defined by the author's choice of Creative Commons user licenses
  • Published with CrossMark® to maintain the publication record

Open access publication fee

A fee is payable by the author, or their institution or funder to cover the publication costs. Fees range between c$150 and c$9,900 US Dollars excluding tax. Visit your journal's homepages for specific pricing information.

Funding body agreements

To ensure authors can comply with open access policies, Elsevier has established agreements with a number of funding bodies.

List of agreements

Transformative journals

We commit to the transformative journal criteria. We are piloting transformative journal status for more than 160 journals from across our portfolio.

Find out more about transformative journals

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