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Read & Publish Agreements AND Publisher Discounts: Elsevier

This guide explains the new Read & Publish open access agreements introduced for researchers by UC Library in 2022. These agreements remove fees (APCs) payable by authors for open access publishing to included publishers and journals

Elsevier - Open Access Author Publishing Charge (APC) Discount

During 2022, Elsevier are providing a 12.5% discount on Article Processing Charges for Open Access Publishing

Please note: this is NOT a Read & Publish Agreement, simply a discount on APC fees

Elsevier journals eligible for this discount

The list of Elsevier eligible core hybrid journals 

Article types

Elsevier has not specified a limit on article types that qualify for the discount

Limitations on the discount

  • Your article must be accepted for publication between 1/1/2022 - 31/12/2022  (inclusive)
  • CAUL must validate the corresponding author's affiliation
  • The number of articles that will be accepted under this agreement with Elsevier is not limited

Creative Commons Licenses

The open access articles will be published under a CC BY or CC BY-NC-ND license as determined by the Corresponding Author.

For more information on Creative common licenses CC BY & CC BY-NC-ND see the home page of this guide

How to submit your article for this discount

During the usual article submission process, based on the corresponding author's affiliation, the discounted open access publishing option will be provided.