Elementa is an open-access publication, in which publication costs and overheads are covered by an Article Processing Charge (APC) payable after acceptance, most often covered by funding bodies, institutional or departmental OA budgets, and/or research grants. When funding is not available, fees are waived and paid by the publisher. All articles are published under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY). Our authors retain copyright to their work and allow others to copy, distribute, transmit, and adapt their work, provided proper attribution is given.
In addition to sharing knowledge, Elementa also shares the value contributed by the research community through the editorial and review process. We believe that when you volunteer your time and expertise as an editor or reviewer, your time should not simply be converted to profits for a publisher, but should also benefit you and your research community. Elementa’s model enables you to have a say in the value that you generate, as an editor/reviewer, giving you the option of either paying that value forward to the research community (our waiver fund or your institution’s OA fund) or electing to pay yourself. Whatever your choice, it is your decision, and never ours.
Articles published in Elementa are available in machine- as well as human-intelligible formats: HTML, PDF, EPUB3, Mobipocket, XML, and JSON. We want researchers to pull it down, mash it up, run it through programs they’ve developed and pursue streams of inquiry that we cannot possibly imagine.