Elsevier and the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) have established an agreement with Dutch universities. The agreement enables Dutch researchers to publish Open Access in 30% of Elsevier journals. The agreement will be in force from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2018.

The negotiators have reached an agreement to achieve an annual growth rate of 10% for Open Access articles by identifying a selection of journals in which Open Access articles can be published. The predicted percentage of articles published by Dutch researchers in the selection is 10% of the total number of articles published by Dutch researchers in Elsevier journals, and is set to increase to 20% in 2017 and 30% in 2018.

Journals selected for 2016

Open Access publication in the selected journals, valid for 2016, is free of charge. If a journal is not on the list, but you still want to use Open Access publication, Elsevier continues to offer this option after payment of the Article Processing Charges (APCs) costs.

Need more information?

Please go to our Open Access page, section 2: Where to find OA journals and publisher policies? There you will find answers to your questions how to get Open Access for your articles to be published in Elsevier journals. And a webform to contact OA consultant Coen van Laer, if you have questions.


This is an update on the post Elsevier agreement in principle on Open Access (10 December 2015)

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