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Open Access Publishing Agreements

Elsevier (Science Direct)

This guide provides details of open access agreements with publishers facilitated by IReL (Irish Research eLibrary) which typically allow corresponding authors from eligible institutions to publish their articles open access immediately on publication.

Elsevier (Science Direct)

Agreement Period
1 Jan 2020 – 31 Dec 2025

Agreement Details 

Continued read-access to the Elsevier’s Freedom Collection of journals 

Allows corresponding authors from member institutions to publish articles open access in over two thousand Elsevier journals without publication charges. The agreement will allow an estimated 71% of articles by eligible authors in the relevant Elsevier journals to be open access immediately on publication for each year of the agreement.

Articles must be accepted for publication between 01.01.2020 and 31.12.2025.

All Irish authors with Elsevier will continue to be able to post copies of their articles to their institutions open access institutional repositories. Repositories may also use ScienceDirect APIs to automate downloads of structured metadata (including abstracts) for articles their authors published with Elsevier.

Eligible Authors

Corresponding authors from member institutions 

Further Information

Elsevier Agreement

Elsevier Science Direct (IREL)

Details of agreement on ESAC Registry of Transformative Agreements

Joint Press Release