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Researchers working at any organisation participating in the Bibsam consortium can publish articles in the eLife journal free of charge. The research funders cover the cost.

The four research funders, Swedish Research Council, Forte, Formas, and Vinnova, have decided to jointly fund publishing with publishers who only publish fully open access journals during 2024 and 2025. This means that researchers at Umeå University can publish articles in the eLife journal without having to pay a publishing fee (APC, article processing charge). The same conditions apply to all researchers linked to an organisation in the Bibsam consortium.

List of participating organisations in the Bibsam consortium (in Swedish)

Terms and conditions for Umeå University

  • You must be the corresponding author, i.e., the one handling communication with the publisher and journal.
  • Your Umeå University affiliation must be stated in the published article.
  • You must use your university email ending with @umu.se in order to be identified as an Umeå University affiliated author.
  • The agreement applies to the article types "research articles", "short reports", "research advances" and "tools and resources articles", i.e. article types that would otherwise involve a publication fee.
  • The agreement applies to articles with an acceptance date after June 1, 2024.
  • Your article will be published under a CC BY license.

How the publishing process works

Please be aware that eLife exclusively peer-reviews articles that are accessible as preprints. If a preprint has successfully undergone peer review, the authors have the option to subsequently publish it as a conventional journal article (referred to as the ‘Version of Record’) in the eLife journal.See the publisher's description of its review and publication process:

Publishing and peer review at eLife

Contact the publisher if you have further questions about the publishing process:

Contact (eLife)

Latest update: 2024-05-30