The Dutch universities and Elsevier have agreed on 140 Open Access journals where authors can publish without an additional fee.
140 journals were selected for Open Access publishing without an additional Open Access fee. Authors choosing to publish Open Access in any other journal will need to pay the Article Processing Charge (APC). Elsevier compiled a list with APCs for approximately 2800 journals.
To publish in one of the 140 Open Access journals, an author must indicate in the workflow at Elsevier that the research in the article was done by a researcher at a Dutch university. Here, the author has the option to choose the user license for the article. Further information for authors is provided at the Elsevier website.
The agreement lasts until the end of 2018. The agreement is in line with the objective of Sander Dekker, State Secretary at the Ministry for Education, Culture and Science of the Netherlands, to transition Dutch scientific output to an Open Access publishing model.
FAQs on the agreement with Elsevier.