DEAL: Elsevier Agreement starting as of 22. Nov. 2023

Ulm University

Ulm University, together with University Medical Center Ulm, will participate in the DEAL contract with Elsevier starting Nov. 22nd 2023. This means for you:


  • Reading access to over 2,200 Elsevier journals (from 1995)
  • Reading access to The Lancet
  • Reading access for Cell Press

The journals can be searched via the EZB and the library catalogue. The contents are offered on the ScienceDirect platform. Make sure that you are accessing from the campus network before you start your search.


  • Corresponding authors with affiliation to Ulm University or University Medical Center Ulm publish under a CC-BY license in the publisher's subscription journals at no additional cost. A list of titles is available online.
  • Discounted publishing in the publisher's fully gold open access journals:
    • 20% discount in Elsevier's fully gold open access journals
    • 15% discount in Cell Press and The Lancet fully gold open access journals

For which articles does the DEAL agreement apply?

  • Articles in subscription journals: Articles accepted for publication from 22.11.2023 will be published under the DEAL conditions and will receive a CC-BY license at no additional cost (date accepted).
  • Articles in Fully Gold Open Access journals:
    • The date of submission (date submitted) applies here. All articles submitted from 22.11.2023 in this journal category will receive a discount.
    • The articles will be invoiced to the university quarterly by collective invoice.
    • The central funding conditions for Open Access funding continue to apply.
    • The authors' share of the APC will be passed on to the authors.

Further information

In accordance with the Open-Access-Resolution of Ulm University, authors are encouraged to use the CC-BY license in order to retain the exclusive rights of use to their own content. CC-BY is already specified as the standard for license selection. Please note that the exclusive rights of use to your own content are already transferred to the publisher with the CC-BY-NC license selection.

Authors at the University Medical Center Ulm: Authors of the Medical Faculty of Ulm University often publish under an affiliation to the University Medical Center Ulm. As an affiliated institution, the University Medical Center Ulm is co-administered by the university in order to ensure the smoothest possible publication process for medical articles.

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