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Umeå University researchers can publish open access at no cost in a large number of Elsevier journals. Read more about the terms of our agreement with the publisher and what it means for you here.

The open access publishing fee has been pre-paid through an agreement between the library and Elsevier. The agreement applies to a large number of Elsevier journals in the Science Direct Freedom Collection and Cell Press as well as their open access journals.

Terms and conditions

  • 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.
  • Use your university e-mail ending with The e-mail domain is often used to recognize your eligibility.
  • Your article will be published under a CC BY license.
  • Please note that any additional charges, for color illustrations etc., are not covered by the agreement.
  • The Lancet family hybrid journals (The Lancet, Lancet Infectious Diseases, Lancet Neurology and Lancet Oncology) are not included in the agreement.

How the publishing process works

Once your manuscript has been accepted, you will receive an e-mail from the publisher with a link to finalize the publication.

  • Fill out the form “Rights and Access information”. It is important that you choose Umeå University as affiliation here.
  • Choose the publishing option Gold OA.
  • Choose a Creative Commons license.
  • Approve the publishing agreement.

Read more about the publishing process at the Elsevier website:

Agreement for the BIBSAM member institutions with Elsevier

Journals included in the agreement

The list of included journals will be subject to smaller changes. The latest, updated information from Elsevier can be found via this link. Search for a specific journal or click “Search” for a full list of included journals.

Elsevier journals included in the agreement

Editorial Processing Charge (EPC)

The open access journals European Economic Review Plus and Journal of Public Economics Plus are included in the agreement. The journals charge an Editorial Processing Charge (EPC) instead of an APC. Your manuscript will only be considered for peer review after payment of the EPC. EPCs for the two journals are included in the agreement. More information:

Frequently Asked Questions – EPC

More information and contact

Discounts for open access publishing fees
Discounts for open access publishing fees

Publishing fees for a large number of journals are covered in full or in part by library agreements.