TU/e corresponding authors may publish open access free of charge in selected Elsevier titles

An agreement with Elsevier enables corresponding authors from TU/e and other Dutch academic institutions to publish open access free of charge in a number of selected journals. The agreement aims for open access to 10% of Elsevier articles by authors from Dutch universities in 2016. By expanding the journal selection, this number should rise to 20% in 2017 and 30% in 2018, the third and final year of the agreement.

Journals which are included in the agreement are listed on the Elsevier website. The journal selection contains so-called hybrid open access journals; full gold open access journals are not part of the agreement.

How to publish your article in open access under this agreement

First of all you must be a corresponding author affiliated to one of the Dutch academic institutions that participate in the agreement with Elsevier. Second, your article needs to be accepted for publication in one of the journals selected within the scope of the agreement. Then you can indicate that the article processing charges (APCs) for your article will be paid by VSNU by going through the steps described below: 

Step 1: Select your affiliation
On the selection page select "was performed by a researcher at a Dutch university (VSNU)".

Step 2: Summary Screen
On the Summary Screen save your request to publish open access free of charge within the scope of the VSNU deal and continue.

Step 3: Choose your license
Select a Creative Commons license for your open access publication. A CC-BY license is preferred. This option is marked by default when you open the screen.

For further information on licenses and license types go to the Copyright Coach and the Creative Commons website.