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Scholarly Communication


  • Washington University Libraries has negotiated an agreement with Elsevier for publishing open access at a reduced rate. 

  • WashU-affiliated corresponding authors who publish in Elsevier-owned journals are eligible for a 25% discount on Article Processing Charges (APC). 

  • Eligible titles include both hybrid and Gold OA journals, with the exception of Cell Press and The Lancet, and certain society publications.

  • Articles must have submission date between Jan. 1, 2020 — Dec. 31, 2023. Authors who submitted prior to implementation of the workflow should be notified automatically and the discount will be applied retroactively. 

  • Search list of ~2,225 titles by name or subject area via Washington University in St. Louis Journal Finder List.


  • Corresponding author receives link to the Elsevier Open Access Platform (EOAP) in email from journal editor upon acceptance of manuscript for publication.

  • Rights & Access form offers two license options: CC BY and CC BY-NC-ND. 

  • After validation of WUSTL affiliation, author/institution sent invoice for discounted APC. 

  • Authors complete "Publishing Journey" and submit information via Online Author Communication System (OACS).

  • Article is made publicly available on ScienceDirect within 24 hours. 


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