Tag Archives: Elsevier

73% of academics say access to research data helps them in their work; 34% do not publish their data

A new report published today by Elsevier and CWTS provides a benchmark overview of data sharing perceptions and practices among researchers (5 April 2017, Amsterdam/Leiden) Combining results from bibliometric analyses, a global sample of researcher opinions and case-study interviews, a new report  reveals that although the benefits of open research data are well known, in practice, […]


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Continued Elsevier access in support of German science

(13February 2017) Elsevier has chosen to continue providing access to Elsevier journals for dozens of German institutions that cancelled their individual subscriptions at the end of 2016. They did so anticipating that a new Germany-wide license agreement would be in place by January this year, which Elsevier regrets has so far has not been achievable. […]


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Scientists in Germany, Peru and Taiwan to lose access to Elsevier journals

(23 December 2016) Thousands of scientists in Germany, Peru and Taiwan are preparing for a new year without online access to journals from the Dutch publishing giant Elsevier. Contract negotiations in both Germany and Taiwan broke down in December, while Peru’s government has cut off funding for a license. Nature.com has the story.


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Controversial impact factor gets a heavyweight rival

(8 December 2016) Elsevier’s CiteScore uses a larger database — and provides different results for the quality of journals. Richard Van Noorden writes in Nature that one of science’s most contentious metrics has a flashy new rival. On 8 December, publishing giant Elsevier launched the CiteScore index to assess the quality of academic journals. Although […]


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New metrics from Elsevier will make journal assessment more complete and transparent

CiteScore metrics are calculated using Scopus data for over 22,200 journal titles in 330 disciplines. The largest discipline is General Medicine, with 1,549 titles. (8 December 2016)  In response to academia’s call for metrics that provide a broader, more transparent view of an academic journal’s citation impact, Scopus has developed a set of metrics that […]


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Elsevier launches new release of Reaxys to enable chemists to find the shortest path from question to answer

(18 October 2016, New York) Elsevier today announced the launch of the new release of Reaxys, a chemistry research experience that delivers relevant literature and data more than twice as fast as any other solution. The new Reaxys combines a highly streamlined user interface with search and indexing enhancements powered by machine learning algorithms to […]


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SocArXiv debuts, as SSRN acquisition comes under scrutiny

(19 July 2016) Richard Poynder in his blog writes that  the arrival of a new preprint server for the social sciences called SocArXiv comes just a month after news that Elsevier is acquiring the Social Science Research Network (SSRN), a preprint repository and online community founded in 1994 by two researchers. He writes that the […]


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Elsevier teams up with Berlin-based scientific collaboration platform PaperHive

(31 May 2016, Amsterdam) Elsevier will collaborate with Berlin-based scientific collaboration platform PaperHive to enable researchers to easily discover, share and annotate the over 12 million articles on ScienceDirect, the world’s largest database of scientific, technical and medical full text content. “It’s Elsevier’s ambition to support researchers by developing the best and most efficient workflow solutions […]


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Elsevier acquires the Social Science Research Network (SSRN)

(17 May 2016, London) Elsevier has acquired the Social Science Research Network (SSRN). Founded in 1994, SSRN is a Rochester, NY-based scholarly research preprint repository and online community. SSRN will be further developed alongside Mendeley, a London-based free reference manager and scholarly collaboration network owned by Elsevier. SSRN members will benefit from the Mendeley technology […]


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Elsevier complaint shuts down Sci-Hub domain name

(4 May 2016) TorrentFreak reports that Sci-Hub is facing millions of dollars in damages in a lawsuit filed by Elsevier. Hoping to stop the unauthorized distribution of millions of academic papers, academic publisher Elsevier filed a complaint against Sci-Hub and several related sites last year. Elsevier’s legal team obtained a preliminary injunction from a New […]


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Who’s downloading pirated papers? EVERYONE

In rich and poor countries researchers turn to the Sci-Hub website (28 April 2016) Science has published an article by John Bohannon which quantifies the use of Sci-Hub, the go-to website for pirated scientific papers. He explores the cost of document delivery from legitimate services and why researchers turn to the free and copyright-busting alternatives. […]


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Elsevier’s new educational platform Advances in Gastrointestinal Cancer helps physicians care for gastrointestinal cancer patients

New Online Resource Centre provides free access to the latest research (21 January 2016, Amsterdam)  A new educational online Resource Centre focused on gastrointestinal cancer gives healthcare professionals free access to the latest peer-reviewed research, cutting-edge data and case studies to help them treat patients more effectively. Elsevier’s Advances in Gastrointestinal Cancer Resource Centre, which […]


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Sci-Hub, BookFi and LibGen resurface after being shut down

(22 November 2015) TorrentFreak reports that last month a New York District Court issued a preliminary injunction against several sites that provide unauthorized access to academic journals. As a result the operators were ordered to quit offering access to any Elsevier content and the associated registries had to suspend their domain names. After a few […]


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Leading hospitals in Southeast Asia adopt Elsevier’s ClinicalKey to boost quality of care with ‘smart’ technology

(3 November 2015, Singapore) Elsevier announced today that four leading hospitals in South-East Asia: Bumrungrad International Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand; Rumah Sakit (RS) Pondok Indah – Puri Indah Hospital, Jakarta, Indonesia; Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center and Asian Hospital and Medical Center, Philippines, have each signed new agreements with Elsevier to adopt ClinicalKey as […]


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Court orders shutdown of Libgen, Bookfi and Sci-Hub

(2  November 2015)   A New York District Court has granted Elsevier’s request for a preliminary injunction against several sites that host academic publications without permission. As a result the site’s operators are now ordered to quit offering access to infringing content, while the associated registries must suspend their domain names. Torrentfreak has the story.


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