FinELib consortium’s agreement with Elsevier offers the researchers an opportunity to publish their articles open access with a discount in Elsevier journals. The discount is 50% of the journal’s APC-list price (APC=article processing charge).

Discount is available when these conditions are met:

Elsevier’s APC prices are defined per journal. The prices are displayed on APC price list and also visible on journal homepages. Please remember to ensure that you have the funding for the discounted APC payment.

Publishing an article open access with the FinELib discount in Elsevier journals – instructions to the corresponding author:

The instructions below describe the general process. Please note that your organization may have a defined process e.g. for invoicing. We recommend that you contact your library/information service when planning to publish an article open access in Elsevier journals.


  1. When the article, in which you are the corresponding author, is accepted,you will get an e-mail from Elsevier asking you to fill in the Rights and access form.
  2. When you want your article to be published open access, please remember to ensure that you have the funding for the discounted APC payment. Please contact your library/information service for more information.
  3. Filling in the  Elsevier Rights and access form:
  4. Complete the form.
  5. Elsevier publishes the article open access
  6. Your organization’s library/information service will be  informed  that you have chosen open access publishing for your article and will confirm your affiliation to Elsevier
  7. APC invoice: Different organizations have different invoicing processes for Elsevier APC invoices. We recommend that contact your organisation's library/information service.

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If you need further information or help with OA publish process, please do not hesitate to contact your library/information service.