The California State University system has negotiated two open access agreements with the publishers Elsevier and ACS. These agreements cover the article processing charges (APC) for a specified time, and allow CSU affiliated authors (faculty, staff and students) to publish open access in approved journals.


These agreements were due to the stewardship of CSU Libraries and advocacy of CSU authors and readers.


Information about the Elsevier agreement can be found in the link.


Other helpful links:

Publishing Journey videos: How do I complete the Rights and Access form?

Elsevier’s Open Access Sharing policy: “Working towards a common goal” FAQs



The ACS agreement is new, but manuscripts eligibly are from January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2025.




For more information reach out to librarians Pam Kruger or Patrick Newell