Publish open access in Elsevier journals free of charge

Elsevier and VSNU (the Association of Universities in the Netherlands) have reached an agreement on reader access to Elsevier journals and free-of-charge open access publishing in a selection of their journals.

The new deal ensures that researchers at Dutch universities will have access to Elsevier’s journals for the period 2016–2018. As part of this new deal, scientists can now also publish open access free of charge in about 140 journals.

Details on the workflow, the list of free open access journals and a concise Q&A on this new big deal with Elsevier can be found in the Open Access Coach. If you have any questions about this big deal with Elsevier, please contact