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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

  • Introducing lay summaries for articles in the journal Cortex

    Cortex Editor Professor Della Sala on the decision to publish lay summaries in the journal. Learn more

  • Editor‘s new book aims to support next generation of editors and authors

    The 15 chapters contain practical advice for researchers looking to publish their papers and for current and future journal editors. Learn more

  • Elsevier trials publishing peer review reports as articles

    For participating journals, reviews of accepted articles will appear in an article format on ScienceDirect with a separate DOI. Learn more

  • Sharing research with the public in an easy-to-digest form

    New virtual journal Atlas and STM Digest will provide accessible explanations of research papers that impact on society Learn more

  • Speed reviews or speed dating?

    Professor Philip Steinberg reflects on the pros and cons of holding speed review sessions at conferences. Learn more

  • Registrations now open for our latest free editor webinar series

    Our free webinars contain useful tips and advice on a range of valuable topics presented by our top experts. Learn more

  • 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

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