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How to make your journal stand out from the crowd

October 21, 2014

  • Ellen Nichols, Head of Marketing Communications, Health & Medical Sciences


Of interest to: Journal editors (key), additionally authors and reviewers

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This webinar introduces you to the latest tools and innovations available from Elsevier to help attract authors and readers to your journal:

  • Steps you can take right now to gain visibility and engage with potential authors on social media
  • Customizing your journal home page to attract the right authors
  • Content marketing: working with your marketing team to promote your content to a wider audience
  • Helping you to talk to authors about their options to publish open access in your journal – FAQs for Editors and other resources

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Trends in journal publishing

September 18, 2014

  • Anne Kitson, EVP Health and Medical Sciences, Elsevier
  • Laura Hassink, SVP Physical Sciences, Elsevier


Of interest to: Journal editors (key), additionally authors and reviewers

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The publishing landscape is changing quickly and no doubt in your role as an Editor you are confronted with some of these changes on a daily basis. We present some of the latest trends and discuss what these trends mean for you following the topics below:

  • Developments in peer review
  • How to improve visibility of articles and journals using new technologies and (social) media
  • Open access attractiveness
  • Content innovation and research data
  • Researcher centricity

Ends with an open Q&A session with Elsevier’s senior managers Anne Kitson (EVP, Health and Medical Sciences) and Laura Hassink (SVP, Physical Sciences).

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The peer review landscape – what do researchers think?

June 19, 2014

  • Adrian Mulligan, Research Director, Elsevier
  • Dr. Joris van Rossum, Publishing Innovation Director, Elsevier


Of interest to: Journal editors (key), additionally authors and reviewers

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Peer review has been the cornerstone of scholarly publishing for hundreds of years but:

  • How important is peer review to the research community today?
  • What do researchers believe is the purpose of peer review?
  • Is peer review still valued?
  • How should peer review change?
  • What is the reaction of the research community to proposed changes?

Drawing upon the results of studies recently conducted by Elsevier that examine the attitudes of over 3,000 active researchers, in this session we answer those questions.

We also provide you with an overview of some of the new initiatives that Elsevier is working on to improve the peer-review process.


Open access publishing

April 24, 2014

  • Els Bosma, Program Director Open Access, Elsevier


Of interest to: Journal editors (key), additionally authors and reviewers

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Find out all about open access publishing through live presentation and discussion on:

  • Different open access models (gold versus green)
  • Hybrid journals versus full open access journals
  • Delayed open access


Ethics and Responsibilities

March 18, 2014

  • Catriona Fennell, Director Publishing Services, Elsevier
  • Christiaan Van Vliet, Company Counsel, Elsevier

Of interest to: Journal editors (key), additionally authors and reviewers

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Elsevier offers many resources to support you if you encounter publishing ethics issues in your role as editor.

This webinar contains live presentations and discussions on Elsevier’s Publishing Ethics program – including a demo of CrossCheck/iThenticate – and a Q&A with Elsevier’s Publishing Services Director Catriona Fennell & Elsevier’s Counsel, Christiaan Van Vliet.

Traditional journal bibliometrics meets newcomer altmetrics

Traditional journal bibliometrics meets newcomer altmetrics

June 11, 2013

  • Paul Groth, Assistant Professor, Web & Media Group, VU University of Amsterdam
  • Mike Taylor, Research Specialist, Elsevier Labs
  • Sweitze Roffel, Sr. Publisher, Computer Sciences, Elsevier

Of interest to: Journal editors (key), additionally authors and reviewers

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Short for ‘alternative metrics’, these article-level metrics go beyond traditional citation-based indicators. They integrate data on web content consumption such as HTML page views, PDF downloads, social usage, (e.g. tweets and Facebook comments), to give a broader picture of the impact of scholarly content.

Altmetrics is a movement that Elsevier is fully engaged with. Last year, Scopus launched “ for Scopus,” to track mentions of papers across social media sites, science blogs, media outlets, and reference managers.

But why is it important for your journal? What are the correlations between traditional bibliometrics vs. article altmetrics?

Our expert panel: Paul Groth (Assistant Professor, Web & Media Group, VU University of Amsterdam), Mike Taylor (Technology Research Specialist, Elsevier LABS) and Sweitze Roffel (Publisher, Computer Science, Elsevier) host an open debate on this exciting topic.

  • Wondering what article metrics actually means for you as a journal editor? What does it really measure? We’ll tell you…
  • Understand the correlation between altmetrics and traditional bibliometrics and how to ensure the metrics remain meaningful.
  • We’ll show you exactly how these metrics work and how you can get involved as a journal editor. 

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Publishing ethics – how Elsevier can help

May 28, 2013

  • Linda Lavelle General Counsel, Legal, Elsevier
  • Laura Schmidt, Publisher, Mathematics Journals, Elsevier
  • Catriona Fennell, Director Publishing Services, Elsevier

Of interest to: Journal editors (key), additionally authors and reviewers

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Elsevier offers many resources to fully support you, should you encounter any publishing ethics issues in your role as editor. 

This webinar contains advice on interpreting CrossCheck reports and Elsevier’s General Counsel, Linda Lavelle, answers editors’ questions.


Webinar: Article of the Future and the Interactive Map viewer on ScienceDirect

October 3, 2012



  • Dr C. Özgen Karacan, Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Coal Geology
  • Dr Daniel Pastor Galán, Geologist
  • Dr Hylke Koers, Content Innovation Manager, Elsevier


Of interest to: Journal editors and authors, particularly in social sciences and earth and planetary sciences fields
Archive views to date: 145+
Average feedback: 4.1 out of 5

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Research output in the digital age is more than text and images: computer code, data, multimedia, and domain-specific data formats are increasingly important elements of the scientific record. Supporting researchers to disseminate this work calls for solutions that go beyond the traditional print or PDF medium. Elsevier has been a pioneer in this space with projects like the Article of the Future and SciVerse Applications that leverage modern web technologies to enhance online publications.

For the author who wishes to display geospatial data in an interactive manner and the editor who wishes to provide this functionality via their journal, this webinar will cover:

1.       Article of the Future – a new online article format that allows researchers to express their work in its full (digital) breadth

2.       Interactive Map viewer- this tool allows authors to upload KML/KMZ files with geospatial data to be displayed in an interactive Google Maps viewer integrated into their online article

3.       Added value to researchers and editors and what authors need to do to make optimal use of this feature

We invite you to submit your thoughts or questions during the registration process so that we can address as many of these as possible. Are you familiar with Geographical Information Systems (like Google Earth) to organize your data? Do you have best practices to share with your peers? If you have submitted KML/KMZ files with your article, how was your experience? How do you think interactive maps can be useful for readers and for the peer-review process? During the webinar, there will be a live Q&A session so we encourage you to add your perspective to this discussion.


What does ‘Open Access’ mean to you and your research community?

December 8, 2011

  • Alicia Wise,  Director Universal Access
  • Michiel Kolman, Senior Vice President, Global Academic Relations

Of interest to: Journal editors (key), additionally authors and reviewers
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Average feedback: 3.3 out of 5

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Did you know that 93% of University researchers report1 that access to journal articles is ‘easy or very easy’? Yet only 70% of researchers in small businesses can report the same. Access to journals is 14th on researchers’ list of concerns (lack of funding is number one; too much paperwork is number five). We also know that journal articles are the easiest form of research content to access, while being the most important according to researchers. Why then is access such a hot topic?

‘Open Access’ is a widely used umbrella term that covers a number of different initiatives, models, motivations, and objectives. The term ‘Universal access’ is Elsevier’s vision to enable the broadest possible access to quality research content in ways that meet needs sustainably. We are open to any business model that helps us achieve this vision, and believe that a viable information ecology requires a diverse mix of funding models. This means benefits and costs are spread equitably across stakeholders.

Join us fvor a live discussion on the publishing models and initiatives currently shaping the ‘access’ question. Tell us what you think about the quality of open access published research and what you see within your own research community. There is still work to be done to close access gaps, and Elsevier is committed to doing this in sustainable ways – as editors you are a key stakeholder in this discussion.

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Webinars & webcasts

Discover our archive of webinars and training webcasts. Upcoming webinars, which are free to attend, are listed below:

Elsevier’s Innovations in Peer Review
April 2nd, 2015

Open Access Publishing
April 8th, 2015

Trends in Journal Publishing for Physical Sciences
June 3rd, 2015

Trends in Journal Publishing for Life Sciences
June 9th, 2015

To sign-up for one or more of these events, visit our registration form.