Stan Gielen, president of the NWO, said the agreement was „an important step forward for open science“ and was „fully aligned“ with the principles set out in the S plan. Elsevier has reached an agreement with FinELib, the Finnish consortium, to support Finland`s goal of moving to open-access. This encourages Finnish authors to eligible institutions that submit contributions during the term of the agreement to publish their Open Access articles in appropriate Elsevier journals. All open access articles are published with two reuse licenses: CC-BY or CC-BY-NC-ND. Learn more about the benefits of publishing Open Access with Elsevier in our Open Access Author Hub If a document was filed on January 1, 2020 or after January 1, 2020 and is then accepted, the author will receive an email with a link to an author publishing tool. The tool offers several publishing options. If the author chooses Gold Open Access as the preferred option, the UCD library will verify its suitability and the open access will be published on the journal`s website. All gold open access articles are free to read for everyone. We may offer gold open access services, as the Article Publishing Fee (APC) or other fee paid by the authors, their institutions or promotional bodies covers all expenses necessary to support the publication process. One of them was a changing of the guard with the appointment of Kumsal Bayazit as CEO of Elsevier in February 2019. The pressure for change increased in April, when competitor Springer Nature decided to allow researchers to publish in open access in Nature from 2021. This led a leading elsevier journal, Neuron, to call for an immediate switch to Open Access.