Trial of Elsevier ScienceDirect Pay-Per-View Prepaid Service

What is Pay-Per-View prepaid service?

Pay-Per-View prepaid service offered by Elsevier allows using a deposit for downloading individual articles from Elsevier journals that the Library does not have subscription to. The University has made an advance deposit for 1,000 downloads, under which users can purchase articles at a price lower than individual purchase with a credit card.

Who can use the service?

This service is available to graduate students and staff members of Osaka University, who can use public expenses (management expenses grant).

 User registrations each with Elsevier and the Library are required in advance.

Download Fee

¥1,000 per article (Payable only as public expenses)

How to register

To use the Pay-Per-View prepaid service, you must complete the following Step 1,2 and 3 in advance.

Please refer to  How to Register with Elsevier Pay-Per-View Prepaid Service for more detail.

1. User registration with Elsevier (ScienceDirect)

To use the Pay-Per-View prepaid service, you must have a ScienceDirect account registered with OU domain email address.

  • If you do not have a ScienceDirect user account,
    create your user account on ScienceDirect Website.
    When creating your account, please make sure to register an email address with the OU domain (osaka-u.ac.jp).
  • If you already have the above ScienceDirect user account,
    make sure that your account name is an email address with the OU domain (osaka-u.ac.jp).
    • Account name using an email address with the OU domain (osaka-u.ac.jp)
      You can apply for Pay-Per-View Prepaid Service with your existing account.
      Please proceed to the next step.
    • Account name using an email address other than an OU domain address or Account Name that does not consist of an email address
      You cannot apply for Pay-Per-View Prepaid Service with your existing account.
      Please create a new account on ScienceDirect Website with an OU domain (osaka-u.ac.jp) email address.

2. Log in to ScienceDirect from the internal network of Osaka University

Only accounts that have logged into ScienceDirect from the internal network of Osaka University in the past can be authorized for PPV use.

3. Submit an Application to the Library

Fill out the form “Application for Elsevier ScienceDirect Pay-Per-View Prepaid Service” (  Word /  PDF /  Entry example ), and send the original to the following address via gakunaibin (on-campus mail).

Address: Electronic Content Section, Main Library (on Toyonaka campus)

Please check the following points before sending the form.

Items Points to be checked
Personal ID It must consist of eight-characters placed in the following order: [one alphabetic character, six-digit number and one alphabetic character](e.g. a000000z)
Email address The email address registered in ScienceDirect must be provided.
It must have the OU domain.
Budget code Please make sure that the code is provided.
Budget manager’s seal Please make sure that the seal is provided.
Email address of the budget manager If you are a graduate student, please make sure that the address is provided.

The Library will make the settings on receiving the application, and notify the completion of registration by sending a notice to the address on the application.

 [For graduate students]
When applying for the PPV service, your budget manager’s email address must be provided in the application form.
Before registration, we will send an email to the budget manager for confirmation.

 Please note that it may take some time before the process is completed.

How to use

Log in to ScienceDirect, and choose Osaka University, Prepaid (the organization for users of the prepaid service).
Please refer to  How to Use Elsevier ScienceDirect Pay-Per-View Prepaid Service for more information.

Notes

This prepaid service at the University has an upper limit of 1,000 downloads. Please note that the service will end once the total usage reaches this limit. When the total reaches the limit, we will notify on this page.

Notices including the above and registration renewal information will be sent to the email address that you have registered. Please check your email regularly.

How to pay

Fees will be charged as public expenses, through the quarterly transfer of implemented budget. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact us at the address below.

Contacts

Contents Email address Department in charge
About registration and use   Electronic Content Section
About budget and payment   Accounting Section

Forms and manuals