What are the main outlines of the agreement with Elsevier?
No author's fee for a number of Elsevier's journals
Elsevier agreed to make it possible to publish open access articles in a selection of their journals.
The author's fees have been bought off by the Dutch universities. For the years 2016 (from January 1), 2017 and 2018, these fees will be covered as part of the Big Deal, provided that publication is in one of the selected journals.
Note: This list represents the journals that are currently included in deal between Elsevier and Dutch universities. Journals will be added to this list as the scheme progresses into later phases; this list will be updated accordingly to always reflect the latest changes.
Steps in the workflow when publishing open access in Elsevier journals part of the deal (100% discount):
funding: researcher of a Dutch university (VSNU) or University of Groningen