Open access & complimentary access content

Open Access Journals & Articles

ScienceDirect hosts a growing number of open access journals. There are no subscription charges for these journals, and all articles are available to anyone with an internet connection. You can find open access journals on ScienceDirect in the Open Access Journal Directory.

The majority of Elsevier subscription journals also offer the option for authors to publish individual articles via open access. You can easily find all publications with open access articles on ScienceDirect.

Complimentary Access Content

Open Archives (also known as archived research) give free access to archived material.

Content items such as announcements, calendars, tables of content, editorial board listings, publisher's notes, personal reports and front matter of books are always free.

Some Elsevier journals offer the first issue of the year as a free sample copy.

Elsevier is making a difference in research communities around the world by providing access to vital scientific and medical information to developing countries, areas hit by the Ebola epidemic, early career researchers, and patients coping with illness and chronic conditions. Learn more about our Universal Access initiatives.