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Open Access Agreements and Memberships

Elsevier Overview

CMU faculty, staff, and students who are corresponding authors on articles published in Elsevier journals are able to make these available open access without any payment.  

  • All articles accepted with a CMU corresponding author published by Elsevier in a Gold or Hybrid Open Access journal (Cell Press journals not included)
  • Articles in non-open access Elsevier journals can still be made open access through Green Open Access by depositing the Author’s Peer Reviewed Accepted Manuscript. A delay of access (embargo) will be required.
  • Authors can publish their articles with a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC-BY 4.0)  or Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Non-Derivative 4.0 (CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0) license. 


*Articles in Open Access journals without a CMU corresponding author can still be made OA using the Libraries' APC fund to pay some of the OA publishing fees. See CMU’s APC webpage for more information and to apply for APC funds.

See full list of journals supported through CMU's Open Access publisher agreements and memberships.


If you are unsure whether your article or journal is covered under this CMU publisher agreements, or with other questions, please contact the University Libraries Data and Publishing Services team.