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Open Access Publishing and Resources

Guide to open access content and publishing, including NIH Public Access requirements

Elsevier Agreement


"Backflip" agreement:  Each year between 2022-2024,  five years of subscription articles written by Georgetown authors in Elsevier journals will be moved to open access.  

In 2022, articles published in 1994-98 will be moved,

in 2023 articles published in 1990-93 and 1999 will be moved and

in 2024, articles published in 1986-89 and 2000 will be moved.  

This agreement cannot be applied articles under consideration for future publication or articles published in years not mentioned above.

Available to Georgetown University corresponding authors with articles published in Elsevier journals between 1984-2000
Journals Elsevier journals on ScienceDirect
Copyright Details

Elsevier maintains the Copyright of the retroactively opened articles.

Retroactively opened articles will carry a non-revocable CC-BY-NC-ND license.

Institutional Repository Authors are encourged to ask the publisher if their article is eligible to be added into an insitutional repository.  If so,  please contact and a DML  staff member will facilitate access into the DigitalGeorgetown institutional repository.
Submission Guidelines None -  articles will become retroactively open access in the first quarter of each year.  Authors that wish to opt-out should contact