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Read- and publish agreement
The publisher agreement with Elsevier is a read- and publishing agreement that gives the right to publish open access without charge in a number of titles in the ScienceDirect Freedom Collection, in journals from Learned Societies and in a number of titles from Cell Press.

About the agreement

Researchers affiliated to Lund University can publish open access free of charge in journals included in the ScienceDirect Freedom Collection, including some journals from Learned Societies. The agreement also includes publishing in journals from Cell Press. Fees related to the printed journal, e.g. page charges or color charges, are not covered by the agreement.

Corresponding author must be affiliated to Lund University.

Publishing within the agreement applies to articles submitted from January 1st, 2020.

Journals included

The agreement with Elsevier has a publication section and a reading section, access to the various sections sometimes differs. The lists below only apply to the part that gives the right to free publishing.

List of journals included in the publishing part of the agreement (PDF)

List of included journal titles from Cell Press included in the publishing part of the agreement (PDF)

List at the publisher of Open access journals included (new window)

List of journals excluded from the publishing part of the agreement (PDF)

Workflow for authors

State your affiliation to Lund University and always use the LU / LTH e-mail in contact with the publisher.

Corresponding author of the article receives a link to Elsevier's platform via e-mail. In the platform the author states the affiliation (Lund University) and can also add other information. Based on the stated affiliation, the current options for publishing are shown and the author can choose Gold open access. The information that the corresponding author has stated is then sent on to the University Library which verifies that the article belongs to a researcher affiliated with Lund University, after which the article will be immediately open access when published.

Detailed description of the author workflow in Elseviers platform (PDF)

Other agreements for LU researchers

More agreements with free or discounted publishing fees

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For questions about the agreement or open access publishing in general, please contact:

publicera [at] lub [dot] lu [dot] se