Researchers at Jönköping University can publish open access in Elsevier's subscription-based journals and their fully open access journals without having to pay any author fee, a so-called APC (Article Processing Charge).

This is made possible by the participation of Jönköping University in a Swedish national consortium agreement with Elsevier. The agreement is valid for the period of 2020-2022.

Through the agreement, articles submitted from 1 January, 2020 and onwards, will be made freely available to everyone, including those who do not have access via subscription.

Which journals are covered by the agreement?

The agreement comprises over 2,000 journals, including journals from scholarly societies and Cell Press. The agreement includes both hybrid journals (subscription-based journals) and fully open access journals.

Who can use the agreement?

In order to use this service you have to be the corresponding author of the article and affiliated with Jönköping University.

Corresponding author is defined as the author that handles “all correspondence about the article and sign the publishing agreement on behalf of all the authors”.

What do I have to do?

When you, as a corresponding author, have had your article accepted and verified by the library, Elsevier will send you an email in which you are asked to sign a publishing agreement concerning open access and also choose one of two Creative Commons licences for your article. Such a licence will let the reader know how she or he can use the article. The two different licences you can choose are:

CC BY = BY stands for "attribution". Choosing CC BY means that you allow others to use, share, and modify your work, even in commercial contexts. Others who use your work in any way must give you credit. 

CC BY-NC-ND = NC stands for "Non-commercial" and ND stands for "No Derivatives". Choosing CC BY-NC-ND means that you allow others to share the article but only in non-commercial contexts. Others are not allowed to modify it without asking you for permission first. Others who use your work in any way must give you credit.

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In most cases it is to your advantage to choose CC BY since the article will have the greatest dissemination and impact. Choosing a CC BY-NC-ND license will unnecessarily limit the dissemination and impact of your article.