Open publishing with Elsevier
As a researcher at UiO and OUS, you can publish openly (open access) with Elsevier without incurring any extra costs for you or the research group. The publishing costs are covered by UiO through the agreement that has recently been entered into with the publisher.
The agreement states that first authors / corresponding authors associated with UiO and OUS, can publish peer-reviewed research articles openly in Elsevier's pure Open Access journals and in their subscription journals (hybrid). The articles are published under a CC license. The publication cost (APC) is covered by UiO through this agreement.
The agreement takes effect on 1st January 2019 and has retroactive effect. Elsevier will contact authors who have already published with them earlier this year and offer to make the article open. If the APC has already been paid then Elsevier will refund the researcher / research group.
What you need to do
Reading rights are ensured
Unit have, on behalf of UiO and other institutions, recently signed the agreement. It is referred to as a pilot agreement, and Norway is the first country to explore this agreement model with Elsevier. In addition to providing open publishing for the authors in an easy way, the agreement also ensures reading rights to well over 2000 journals.
Read more about the topic
Read the article (in Norwegian) from 23rd April with a link to the press release from UNIT.