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How to get access to Elsevier journal articles

The Swedish universities’ e-journal agreement with Elsevier has been cancelled – journal articles published after the first of July 2018 can no longer be accessed in the same way as before.

You will still have access to journal articles published from January 1995 to June 2018. 

How can I get access to new articles in Elsevier’s journals? 

Order article copies via the library

When we don't have access to the article in fulltext, the linking page from the Library's databases will display the Inter-library loan options.


Orders via Get it now is fast, the article will be sent almost directly to your Mau email. The service has a limit of five articles per person per day, and is only available for university staff. Students can order inter-library loan via the link Request document via Malmö University Library. 

If the Inter-library loan links doesn't show, for example for articles In press, use this form to order article copies. More information on ordering article copies

Find articles from Elsevier in Libsearch

Order article copies via inter-library loan in ScienceDirect

Search for a free version

Google Scholar and Unpaywall (a browser plugin) are two ways to find free versions of articles. Find out more (in Swedish).

Use your network

Most publishers will allow responsible sharing of one's own publications. One way to get an article is to contact the author and ask for a copy.

More information

Sweden stands up for open access – cancels agreement with Elsevier (2018-05-16)

Update on Elsevier negotiations (2019-01-16)

Last updated by Linda Karlsson