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$6,000 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

Mirror journals

We are piloting a new concept of open access journals that share the same editorial board, aims and scope and peer review policies as their existing “parent” journals.

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