Open access articles

Journals that support open access

Elsevier authors can now publish their research open access in over 1600 high quality, established subscription journals that support open access publishing.

Open access published articles:

  • Are fully peer reviewed
  • Are immediately free to access and download from ScienceDirect
  • Permitted re-use defined by the author's choice of user license
  • Published with CrossMark® to maintain the publication record

Publication fee

For open access articles a fee is payable by the author, their institution or research funder to cover the costs associated with publication. Fees range from $500 - $5000 USD. Visit the individual journal homepages for specific pricing information.

Funding body agreements

Elsevier has established agreements with funding bodies, including Wellcome Trust and Research Councils UK. This ensures authors can comply with funding body open access policies and may also be reimbursed for their publication fees. See our funding body agreements.

Selecting a journal

For details on the open access options available in your journal, please refer to the guide for authors on the journal's homepage. Alternatively, click here if you would like help selecting a journal or see a list of journals which contain open access articles on ScienceDirect.