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Open Access at CBS: Elsevier Agreement

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Elsevier Agreement on Open Access

Elsevier and Open Access publishing
On the 1st of January 2021, a new consortium agreement between Elsevier and Danish research institutions came into force. To CBS researchers, the agreement means that you can publish your research as Open Access at no cost in a number of Elsevier’s journals.

The agreement came into force on 1 January 2021 and is valid until 31 December 2024. According to the agreement, the final version of an article can be published as Open Access under a Creative Commons license if it fulfills the agreement conditions. The publication costs are covered by the consortium agreement.

Agreement conditions

To publish Open Access at no cost, the following conditions need to be fulfilled:

  • The article is submitted to the journal after 1 January 2021.
  • Corresponding author is affiliated to Copenhagen Business School.
  • The journal must be part of the agreement

What to do as a researcher?

When your article is accepted for publication, you will receive an e-mail with a link to the “post-acceptance author journey”. To make sure that your article is published as Open Access at no cost, you need to fill out the form in the following way:

  1. Choose ‘Copenhagen Business School’ as ‘Corresponding Author’s Organization’.
  2. Choose ‘Gold OA’ to publish your article as Open Access without a publication fee.
  3. Choose a Creative Commons license. You can choose between CC BY, and CC BY-NC-ND (if you have questions about Creative Commons licenses, please write to:

Please use your CBS e-mail address in the process.

For more information, or if you prefer video instructions, you can watch Elsevier’s instruction video with the title: “Gold Open Access: Central Funding Agreement”.

Which journals are part of the agreement?

The agreement includes most subscription-based journals, with the exclusion of about 170 journals. If you want to know if a specific journal is included in the agreement, you can look it up here.

Open Access journals (journals that are not subscription-based, and where all articles are published as Open Access) are not part of the agreement. If you publish in one of these journals, you will need to pay an Article Processing Charge (APC). You can see a list of Elsevier’s Open Access journals here.

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