Read- and publish agreement
Researchers at Lund University can use a national agreement to publish open access without any fee 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 at Lund University can publish open access free of charge in journals linked to Elsevier:
- several journals included in the ScienceDirect Freedom Collection (some are excluded)
- journals from learned societies
- some journals from Cell Press
- all open access journals
Publishing within the agreement applies to articles submitted from January 1st, 2020.
The article types eligible to publish within the agreement are: Data in brief, Full-length article, Insights, Micro-article, Original software publication, Protocols, Review article, Short communication, Short review, Video Article.
The corresponding author must be affiliated to Lund University and have stated Lund University as their affiliation in the article to publish open access within the agreement. Authors can choose between CC BY and CC BY-NC-ND licenses.
Fees related to the printed journal, e.g., page charges or color charges, are not covered by the agreement.
You find all journals included in this or other current publisher agreements by using our search service, where all journal titles are listed.
Workflow for authors
When submitting an article, always use your institutional e-mail (ending with lu.se or lth.se).
The corresponding author receives a link to Elsevier's platform via e-mail upon acceptance of the article. State the affiliation (Lund University) and add other information in the platform. "Gold Open Access" at no cost is the only option under "Publishing Options". Lastly, the author can select a CC license.
The information stated by the corresponding author is sent on to the University Library, where the author's affiliation to Lund University is confirmed. After this, the article will be immediately open access when published.
For questions about the agreement or open access publishing, please contact:
publicera [at] lub [dot] lu [dot] se