The California State University (CSU) system has negotiated a three-year gold open access pilot agreement with Elsevier that enables corresponding authors affiliated with the CSU to publish open access in eligible Elsevier journals at no cost to authors.
To take advantage of this agreement:
Step 1: Use Elsevier’s journal search tool to ensure your desired journal is eligible under the agreement.
Step 2: Submit your manuscript to an eligible journal.
Elsevier has prepared a video demonstration of the following steps. (Please note that the video is only accessible to those with valid CSU credentials and does not contain closed-captioning.)
Step 1: When you receive an email confirmation that your manuscript has been accepted for publication, click the link for your publication agreement and log in to Elsevier’s platform.
Step 2: This will bring you to a “Finalize Publishing your Article” page. Click the “Publishing Agreement” button at the bottom of the page.
Step 3: As the corresponding author, confirm your CSU affiliation.
Step 4: Add co-author information.
Step 5: Add research funder information.
Step 6: Choose your publishing option.
Step 7: Select your user license.
Step 8: Select your status.
Step 9: Read and agree to the terms of the license agreement.
Step 10: Review the information you submitted.
Step 1: Once you complete the above steps, you and your co-authors will receive a confirmation email.
Step 2: Your article will be published open access within 24 hours.
Step 3: CSU librarians will verify your affiliation and approve your request.
1) Are CSU students eligible to take advantage of this agreement?
Yes, all corresponding authors affiliated with the CSU are eligible, including faculty, students, staff, etc.
The American Chemical Society (ACS) has partnered with three California consortia - the CSU, UCs, and Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium - to offer a transformative OA agreement good from July 1, 2022 through Dec 31, 2025. This agreement allows CSU authors to publish OA at no charge if they have no research funding. If the CSU authors do have a research grant(s), they can publish OA by using a flat Article Processing Charge of $3000 from their grant funds.
See ACS's press release for more information.