Proofing and licensing
Accurate proofreading and clear marking of corrections are essential for publishing a high quality article. As soon as your article has been typeset you’ll receive an email, either with a link to our online proofing system or with a PDF attachment. If you’re proofing a PDF it’s important to ensure that you return all of your corrections in one communication.
You will receive a copyright agreement to sign during the time between your article's acceptance and its final version. For subscription articles, you will transfer copyright to Elsevier as part of a journal publishing agreement; for open access articles, you will sign a license agreement, where you have copyright but license rights in your article to Elsevier. For more information, visit the copyright page.
Open access and licensing
You'll receive the PDF e-offprints within 24 hours of your article appearing on ScienceDirect. If you ordered offprints, these will be dispatched 6-8 weeks after the issue is published. See the offprints page for more information.