Agreement with Elsevier
The previous agreement between the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) and Elsevier covered the years 2016, 2017, and 2018, during which university students and staff could access Elsevier journals, and corresponding university authors could publish open access at a 100% discount in a growing selection of Elsevier journals. At the end of 2018, there was no new agreement. VSNU and Elsevier agreed to extend the old agreement for six months while they continued talking about a new agreement. Six months have gone by, but there is still no new agreement. Fortunately, VSNU and Elsevier agreed to extend the old agreement for another six months, until the end of 2019.
Extended access to Elsevier journals
The agreement extension means that UT students and employees keep access to Elsevier journals through the university’s digital library, until December 31, 2019.
Extended discount on publishing open access in Elsevier journals
The agreement extension means that corresponding UT authors can keep publishing open access at a 100% discount in 527 Elsevier journals. Please keep in mind that the current extension only covers articles that are accepted in 2019.
To find out if an Elsevier journal is part of the agreement, visit the UT Journal Browser. The text ‘100% APC discount for UT authors’ on the right of a journal’s title means that you can publish open access in this journal at no additional cost:
To find out how to make use of the agreement with Elsevier, click on a journal’s title, and select ‘more information about this deal’ underneath ‘APC discount’. In any case, use your utwente email address when you submit your article, make sure that your affiliation on the article contains ‘University of Twente’, and when asked, indicate that you do want to publish open access.
For practical information about your options to publish open access as a UT author, visit www.utwente.nl/openaccess.
Any questions? Please contact the information specialist of your faculty.