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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

  • Postdoc Free Access Programme: Back by popular demand

    The return of the Postdoc Free Access Programme will help young scholars stay current in their field - even in an uncertain job market. Learn more

  • Maintaining the quality of Scopus content – a Board member’s view

    Learn more about the Scopus Content Selection Advisory Board and opportunities for you to become involved. Learn more

  • Research Highlights app makes it easy to keep tabs on new research

    New app allows researchers to create a personalized feed of articles based on keywords, journals, and authors Learn more

  • University College London and Elsevier launch UCL Big Data Institute

    Collaboration will enable researchers to explore ideas for applying new technologies and analytics to scholarly content and data. Learn more

  • Altmetric pilots help Elsevier authors understand the impact of their articles

    The colorful altmetric donut used to indicate an article's impact in news and social media is now featured on various journal homepages and ScienceDirect Learn more

  • Omics Comics

    An ode to omics penned by Dr Gad Gilad, Editorial Board member of International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience. Learn more

  • Journal visualization project benefits from new changes

    Earlier this year we unveiled the Journal Insights pilot. The initiative has now been rolled out to more than 800 journals and we highlight some recent improvements. Learn more

  • Abolish authors’ Conflict of Interest Statement, says author

    Author and Editorial Board Member, Dr Gad Gilad, PhD, argues that it is time to get rid of Author Conflict of Interest Statements. Learn more

  • Reflections on the Life of a Journal Editor

    After 24 years at the helm, Founding Editor of Expert Systems With Applications shares his thoughts on editing as he prepares to retire. Learn more

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21-23 November, 2014

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