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The road to open access – an editor’s story

US-based editor, Marion Broome, has written an editorial about open access and what it means for her journal.

How small changes can influence reviewer behavior

Discover the lessons learnt during a reviewer experiment on the Journal of Public Economics.

Establishing new revision times for Elsevier journals

New reviewer and revision deadlines have been established for a number of Elsevier journals. Find out why.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

Omics Comics

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