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Remarkable progress has been made thanks to dedicated researchers and health professionals, each contributing to a global community.

At Elsevier, we are privileged to serve this community by combining advanced technology with reliable information to deliver insights.

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Because informed decisions lead to better outcomes

As a global leader in information and analytics, Elsevier helps researchers and healthcare professionals advance science and improve health outcomes for the benefit of society.

We do this by facilitating insights and critical decision-making for customers across the global research and health ecosystems. In everything we publish, we uphold the highest standards of quality and integrity at scale to ensure value to our customers. We bring that same rigor to our analytical solutions for researchers, health professionals, institutions and funders.

Trusted for
over 140 years

We have supported the work of our research and health partners for more than 140 years. Growing from our roots in publishing, we offer knowledge and valuable analytics that help our users spend more time making breakthroughs and drive societal progress.

Researchers and healthcare professionals rely on our 2,700+ digitized journals, including iconic publications such as The Lancet, founded in 1823, and Cell, one of the flagship titles from Cell Press; our 43,000+ eBook titles; and our iconic reference works, such as Gray's Anatomy.

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  • 600k+ peer-reviewed articles

    Elsevier serves the global research community, publishing over 600,000 peer-reviewed articles in 2021 — 89% more than a decade ago.

  • 94% of the top 100 health systems

    Most of the top 100 health systems (ranked by bed count) use at least one of Elsevier’s Clinical Solutions.

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The future is open, and we are here to support you.

Open Science

We believe in open science and open access to knowledge. We’ve created a wide-ranging portfolio of open access publishing options for authors and researchers across all subject areas. Nearly all our journals already offer immediate open access options, and we are committed to finding a sustainable path so we can extend this to all our titles.

Our customers

Every day, research and health professionals dedicate themselves to improving outcomes for communities, patients and society at large. Elsevier is committed to quality and innovation to improve the value we deliver to researchers, research leaders, librarians, funders, healthcare professionals and educators in an open, inclusive and collaborative manner.

  • Researchers

    We support academic researchers as they seek to break ground with their discoveries. We are honored to convene and support expert editorial teams who, in turn, ensure the quality of research. We enhance and amplify the work of researchers and help them stay on top of the never-ending flow of information in their fields and related fields. And we provide insights that help find funding, identify international, interdisciplinary and commercial collaborators, and manage data to ensure that their work is reproducible.

  • Librarians

    We support librarians in their role as connectors of the quality of knowledge and knowledge dissemination to advance their institutional mission. We provide options to publish and showcase their collections and share them openly.

  • Leaders & funders

    We help research leaders and funders understand their performance and the research landscape, identify researchers and cross-sector partners to advance their programs, recognize funding opportunities and manage the research enterprise.

  • Health professionals

    We help physicians, nurses and other clinicians improve the lives of patients. We provide evidence-based tools to help healthcare providers make faster, better decisions at the point of care and improve outcomes for patients. We provide content and digital tools to help them manage their work more efficiently and give patients a consistent quality of care.

  • Health educators and students

    We work with health educators to prepare today's students for successful careers in medicine, nursing and health professions, providing world-class content and innovative teaching and learning tools that improve educational outcomes and help prepare students for healthcare practice.

  • R&D professionals

    We support corporate R&D professionals with information, data and analytics that allow them to save time, make better decisions and innovate at the speed and scale society expects of them.

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Supporting a 'Double First Class' ambition at Shanghai Jiao Tong University

In 2017, Shanghai Jiao Tong University held a respectable rank in the 201-250 band of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. In the five years since, the university has leapt into to the world’s top 100 in both THE Rankings and Shanghai Ranking’s Academic Ranking of World Universities, and is in the top 50 in the QS World University Rankings. As Library Director, Prof Xinwan Li strategically supports the university’s “Double First Class” ambition, a designation established in 2015 by China’s Ministry of Education to develop elite universities and their individual faculty departments into world-class institutions by the end of 2050. The library supports the university strategy by harnessing bibliometric insights and analysis from key databases such as Elsevier’s Scopus — the world’s largest abstract and citation database.

Prof Xinwan Li, PhD, Library Director,
Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Enriched data.
Enhanced analytics.
Evidence-led decisions.

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Elsevier is applying advanced machine learning and natural language processing (NLP) techniques to help researchers, engineers and clinicians perform even more effectively.

Elsevier creates tools that put users in control, helping them work faster, manage complexity and free up time to focus on their goals and improve outcomes in the areas of R&D Solutions, Clinical Solutions, Research Platforms, Research Intelligence and Education.


ScienceDirect®, the world’s largest platform dedicated to peer-reviewed primary scientific and medical research, hosts more than 19 million pieces of content from over 4,400 journals and over 43,000 eBooks and receives more than 18 million visitors a month. Elsevier has continued to invest in ScienceDirect and integrate new remote access methods to give researchers the ability to easily use its tools when working from home, safe in the knowledge that they are doing so securely, and that their privacy and data are protected.


Scopus® uniquely combines a comprehensive, curated abstract and citation database with enriched data and linked scholarly content. With over 84 million records across over 27,000 journals from more than 7,000 publishers, Scopus enables researchers to track, analyze and visualize the world’s research output.


SciVal® provides insights into the research performance of over 20,000 research institutions. This decision tool helps academic and government research administrators and leaders to establish, execute and evaluate research strategies by leveraging bibliometric data from Scopus and other data types such as patent citations and usage data.


Reaxys® is a chemistry research and education database with chemical substance, properties, reaction and medicinal chemistry data for both bench chemists and data scientists supporting drug discovery and chemical R&D. It's used in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries and in the academic & government sectors. During 2021, Reaxys increased its content with 42 million key substances in 30 million documents from 16,000 journal titles and 107 patent offices. In addition, Elsevier developed an award-wining Predictive Retrosynthesis module leveraging cutting-edge AI and machine learning technologies to help researchers accelerate synthetic chemistry workflows in drug discovery.


Complete Anatomy is the world’s most advanced 3D anatomy education platform, featuring groundbreaking technology and content and unique collaboration and learning tools. In 2021, Complete Anatomy surpassed 2 million registered users. It's used in more than 300 medical schools and universities worldwide.


Elsevier’s flagship clinical reference platform, ClinicalKey® gives physicians, nurses, medical students and educators access to leading Elsevier and third-party reference and evidence-based medical content, including over 1,300 clinical overviews, which provide quick answers and summaries, and more than 5.3 million images and over 80,000 medical and surgical videos in a single, fully integrated site. ClinicalKey is accessed by more than 5,000 institutions in over 90 countries and territories. ClinicalKey Student is used by more than 290,000 students in over 280 medical schools and 260 nursing schools.

Knovel® is a decision support platform that empowers engineering professionals to gain greater operational efficiency, offset environmental impact, and release products faster. With information expertly sourced from 160+ partners, Knovel has helped customers with tasks ranging from selecting material to adopting operational best practices in chemical, energy and other engineering industries. The new Knovel Corrosion tool helps organizations safeguard assets, manage corrosion phenomena, and mitigate the economic and sustainability impact of corrosion.

Elsevier acquired medical learning platform Osmosis® in 2021. Osmosis currently has over 2 million registered learners, 2.3 million YouTube subscribers, 8 million+ website visitors, and 170+ institutional partnerships including marquee clients such as New York University, Imperial College London, and the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC).


An innovative research management and social collaboration platform, Mendeley® helps more than 15 million users worldwide, from undergraduates to professionals, organize, write and collaborate. Mendeley Data enables researchers to make their research data publicly available by providing an open research data repository.


ClinicalPath® provides clinical pathways delivering personalized, evidence-based oncology guidance at the point of care. ClinicalPath’s network in North America serves more than 2,000 cancer physicians across 52 practices in 32 states, 16 academic medical centers, 27 hospital systems and 10 community practices. ClinicalPath won the 2021 MedTech Breakthrough Award for Best Computerized Decision Support Solution for the third consecutive year.


Sherpath®, an adaptive teaching and learning solution for nursing and health education, provides highly focused, personalized and adaptive learning paths at over 400 institutions, supporting more than 50,000 enrollments.


SSRN® is an open access online preprint community where researchers post early-stage research prior to publication in academic journals. Scopus Author Profiles now allow the research community to see preprints as a way of providing an early view into the focus areas of a researcher. SSRN currently has over 3 million monthly visitors and more than 1 million paper abstracts across 70+ disciplines from more than 750,000 authors. It has extracted 27.7 million references and matched over 1.8 million citations from its full-text database of early stage research.

Partnering for a better world

Although much progress has been made, our world still faces grand challenges: tackling climate change; ensuring food and water security; helping more people live longer, healthier lives; reducing social inequality while also driving economic growth. It is our goal to help accelerate the progress of researchers and health professionals through innovation in partnership with the communities we serve – and to play our part in building a better future for research, health and people everywhere.

  • Inclusion & Diversity

    Kumsal Bayazit, CEO of Elsevier is co-chair of the Inclusion & Diversity Advisory Board.

  • I&D are critical for science, innovation and society. We are committed to driving diversity on all fronts – gender, race, age, nationality, sexual orientation and ability. Progress for one will lift all, creating a more inclusive mindset and helping to address systemic issues.

    Learn about Elsevier's I&D initiatives

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  • Covid 19
  • To support the extraordinary efforts of the health and research communities combatting coronavirus, Elsevier opened a range of free resources beginning in late January 2020, including textbooks, evidence-based clinical guidance, and more than 63,000 research articles to read, download and data mine. In 2021, Elsevier’s free Novel Coronavirus Information Center had over 175 million download, and Elsevier was awarded the Digital Health Award for its Covid-19 Healthcare Hub in the category of Web-based Digital Health.

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  • The Elsevier Foundation

    Since 2016, Amref Health Africa and the Elsevier Foundation have partnered to implement mobile learning solutions for professional nursing development across East Africa.

  • With the Elsevier Foundation and our external Inclusion & Diversity Advisory Board, we work in partnership with diverse stakeholders to advance inclusion and diversity in science, research and healthcare in developing countries and around the world.

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    Elsevier employs 8,700 people including 1,922 technologists around the world. Many of us began our careers in research and healthcare. We share the community's belief in the power of science, research and medicine.

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