It will come as no surprise to many of you that as of the 1st April 2013, new Open Access policies from the Wellcome Trust and the Research Councils UK (RCUK) came into effect; changing the way UK funded research is made available. But rest assured you'll still be able to publish in Elsevier journals, thanks to a range of new Open Access options.
Alexandra Saxon from RCUK recently published an article about the new policies in Materials Today
, and so to find out more about what they mean for your research, take a look at Alexandra's article
You can find a detailed description of the new policies work over at Elsevier Connect
, but the basic principles are simple: authors wishing to publish an article under the 'Gold Open Access' model (paying a fee to allow free access to the final article on the publishers website, with enhanced reuse rights) may do so by submitting to a journal that is either fully Open Access (such as Materials Today
), or a journal that provides the option to publish as Open Access (such as Nano Today
). For journals that don't yet provide Gold Open Access options, a 'Green Open Access' route is available (authors may self-archive a version of the manuscript in their institutional repository after a predefined period).
To find out what options are available for your chosen journal, you can visit their individual journal homepages, via this link.