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Open Access and Scholarly Communication

Information about Open Access publishing, vetting journals, finding funding, and more.

Author update

Adelphi University offers support to authors publishing open access with Elsevier

We are pleased to share the news that Adelphi University and Elsevier have reached an agreement to increase open access publishing while continuing to enable our researchers to read Elsevier's extensive portfolio of journals. 

Through this agreement, the university will support Adelphi corresponding authors with publishing their research in eligible gold open access journals without having to pay an article processing charge (APC).

During the post-acceptance author journey, Adelphi University authors will automatically receive an APC waiver when publishing in eligible fully open access titles with an APC up to $2000.  

Once accepted for publication, all open access articles will be published and made freely available on ScienceDirect, the world’s largest publishing platform.

For more details and step-by-step instructions, see the Elsevier Publishing Options for Adelphi Authors page of this guide.

What are open access publishing agreements?

Open access publishing necessitates new business models and contracts that will fund the entire process in ways that are sustainable for researchers, publishers, and the universities which mediate between them. College and university libraries are taking an active role in negotiating new kinds of contracts with publishers that address the fees charged to faculty members who want to publish their works openly.  These open access publishing agreements come in many forms and this page provides information and resources on the major ones.

Transformative agreement news

Transformative agreements are a new kind of contract between universities and publishers which incorporate OA publishing costs in addition to traditional subscription fees. Since this enables faculty to read content from the publisher as well as publish with them for no additional cost, transformative agreements are also known as "read and publish" agreements. They represent one of the most successful funding models designed to replace the one wherein individual authors must pay a fee to publish their work OA in a journal, known as an Article Processing Charge or APC.

Publisher information on transformative agreements