Open Access Publishing in SD Freedom Journals
Under FinELib consortium’s agreement with Elsevier, corresponding authors can publish their articles open access without article processing charge (APC) in Elsevier hybrid journals eligible for the agreement.
There is a limited number of free open access articles available during the agreement period 2021–2023.
Am I eligible?
You are eligible if you meet the criteria below:
You are the corresponding author of the article who is to communicate with Elsevier through the peer review process
You are affiliated with one of the participating institutions: FinELib institutions
Your article has been accepted for publication in one of the Elsevier journals (xls). NB! Alterations to the list are possible during the agreement period.
The acceptance date of your article is between Jan 1, 2021 and Dec 31, 2023
Your article has been peer-reviewed. Peer-review article types include:
- full length journal articles
- review articles
- short communications
- case reports
- short reviews (surveys)
- original software publications
- data articles
- replication studies
Is my journal compliant with Plan S?
Use the Journal Checker Tool to see if your preferred journal is compliant with Plan S and with the Academy of Finland's OA policy.
I am eligible, what do I need to do?
Once your article is accepted, you will receive an e-mail from Elsevier asking you to fill in the Rigths and Access form.
Filling in the Rigths and Access form
Corresponding Author's organization: Start typing the name of your organisation and select the correct one from the list offered by the system. Affiliation details will be used to identify the authors and match them to the FinELib agreement. If you do not find your organisation's name, please contact your library/information service for more information.
If relevant in the case of your article, fill in the co-author and funder details.
Based on your affiliation details you will be presented your publishing options. If your affiliation has been identified and matched to the FinELib agreement, the gold open access option is preselected and you can see that the article publishing charge has been credited.
Select the CC license. We recommend that you choose CC BY which is required by many funders.
Proceed to the confirmation page and complete the request.
After you have completed the request it will be forwarded to your institution for approval. Once your institute has verified your eligibility, you will receive a confirmation and your article will be made freely available online.
In the event that your request to publish open access is not approved (i.e. if you are not eligible) or the maximum number of free open access articles has been reached you will have the option to pay the APC yourself.