Elsevier (Gold Journals)

Elsevier (Gold Journals)

  • It is always preferable that you submit your manuscript using your @utoronto / @mail.utoronto email address or by selecting the University of Toronto as your primary affiliation. Not doing so may preclude you from the deal or delay the publication process.
  • Once an invoice is paid, most publishers are unable to offer refunds. Please ensure applicable discounts have been applied before paying.
  • A corresponding author is generally understood to be the individual who takes primary responsibility for communication with the journal during the submission, peer review and publication process.

As of January 1, 2024, corresponding University Toronto authors are eligible for a 20% discount in Elsevier's gold open access journals, through the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN)

This discount will change on a yearly basis until 2027: 

  • 2025: 15% 
  • 2026: 15% 
  • 2027: 10%


APC Discount Type Discount
Discount: 20%
What journals are eligible?

This discount applies to select Elsevier gold journals. Confirm that the journal you would like to publish in is eligible for this discount by referring to the CRKN-Elsevier eligible gold title list. This will link to an Excel Spreadsheet for your reference. 

EXCLUDED Titles: Cell Press, Lancet, and other society owned journals

Who is covered? Corresponding authors affiliated with U of T, including students, and teaching/research staff employed by the University.
How do I apply this deal?

Authors will be notified of their eligibility upon acceptance of their article in an eligible journal and their declaration of their affiliation with the University of Toronto. 

Authors will select their affiliation with the University of Toronto through an autocomplete list populated by Ringgold IDs and will be able to select either CC-BY or CC-BYNC-ND licenses, with a default selection of CC-BY.

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Last modified
Mar 21, 2024