Elsevier works in partnership with the research community, librarians, funders and other stakeholders to develop policies to help our customers and clarify our position on key issues. Our policies include:


Policy to make our products fully accessible to all users, regardless of physical abilities

Article withdrawal

Policy for article removal or retractions

Book chapter removal 

Policy for book chapter removal


Outlines authors rights when publishing with Elsevier


Policy to maintain the integrity and completeness of the scholarly record

Custom publications

Global standards for Health Sciences’ custom publications & commercial activities

Digital archive

Policy on the permanent availability and preservation of published content

Editorial independence

Policy on independent editorial decisions

Hosting content

Details Elsevier's approach towards hosting of content published by Elsevier

Inclusive author name changes

Details Elsevier's approach to author name changes

InterLibrary loan

Details Elsevier's approach towards InterLibrary Loans

Open access licenses

Policy for user licenses on open access articles

Patient consent

Policy on the use of personal information of patients or other individuals


Article publishing charges and subscription prices


Principles on data privacy

Publishing ethics

Duties of Editors, Reviewers, Authors and of the Publisher

Research data

Policy and principles on research data

Sharing articles

Elsevier's policy on article sharing

Text and data mining

Elsevier's policy on text and data mining

Trade sanctions & publishing

Principles of freedom of expression applied in the international science environment.