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OA Special

Editorial: With new OA policies coming into effect in the UK and other developments moving at a rapid pace, this Editors' Update Open Access Special Report reviews the current opportunities available for you and your journal.

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Issue 36 – June 2012

Editorial: Please take a few moments to read through our latest issue which has been developed in response to your feedback. Have you got a story to tell? Posting it on our new Short Communications bulletin board is a great way to share it with your fellow Editors. Just click on the link in the right hand bar.

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Issue 35 – March 2012

Editorial: In a recent poll you requested more information on open access and here it is... we really hope you enjoy this Editors' Update Open Access Special. Please take advantage of the opportunity to post comments on articles - we always welcome your feedback.

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Issue 33 - September 2011

Editorial: The growth of Asia is a topic close to many editors' hearts. In this Asia Special edition of Editors' Update, we shine a probing light on some of the pros and cons of that growth and examine the impact for both journals and editors.

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Issue 32 - June 2011

Editorial: How we access information is evolving, and evolving fast. Mobile and smart digital content is now presented and accessed in ways that we wouldn’t have dreamed possible just a few years ago. In this issue of Editors’ Update, we explore some of Elsevier’s latest introductions to meet this evolving demand...

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Issue 31 - December 2010

Editorial: In this issue of Editors' Update we continue the discussion on the future of online content search and discovery. The launch of SciVerse addresses the trends in cross-border and cross-discipline collaboration within the research community. In the first article, SciVerse: A New Era in Search and Discovery the discussion develops to explore how Elsevier encourages these trends and supports the next generation of 'intelligent online content'...

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Issue 30 - August 2010

Editorial: In this, my first issue as Editor-in-Chief, I am very pleased to lead with a discussion on the future of openly accessible raw data and the trends in search and discovery within the research community. Rafael Sidi discusses open data access and innovations within the future of scientific discovery...

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Short Communications

  • New Elsevier open access journal will publish across all disciplines

    The journal will be developed in close collaboration with the research community and will evolve in response to feedback. Learn more

  • Times Higher Education to partner with Elsevier on THE World University Rankings

    THE will use Scopus data alongside SciVal - Elsevier's research metrics analysis tool. Learn more

  • How an author workshop transformed one editor from skeptic to convert

    Professor Raymond Coleman, Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier’s Acta histochemica, believes these events help authors on the path to getting published. Learn more

  • Call for Elsevier Foundation nominations for 2015 physics and math awards

    The nomination deadline is Friday 17th October, 2014. Learn more

  • Elsevier is expanding its use of altmetrics

    Learn more about our plans to expand the use of almetrics on our platforms and the other metrics-related projects we are working on. Learn more

  • Open access FAQs for editors now available

    This new resource on the editor pages of is designed to provide you with answers to some of the most common open access questions. Learn more

  • What role should we play at conferences?

    We would like to hear your thoughts about how publishers can best support you at conferences. Learn more

  • Humanizing the values for publishing in India

    Dr. D Chandramohan argues that Indian researchers should be encouraged to prioritize Indian journals when choosing a home for their papers. Learn more

  • New program offers funding to research on evaluation metrics

    As interest in measurement metrics continues to grow, Elsevier launches a new program to fund research in this area. Learn more

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