Digital Library

In this section:

  • Webinar Library

    In-depth discussions on publishing and journal-related subjects.

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  • Webcast Library

    Bite-sized wecasts providing valuable support on a range of editorial topics.

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What is the difference between a webinar and a webcast?

Webinars and webcasts are similar in that they are both designed to digitally transmit information to an audience. At Editors’ Update, we distinguish between the two as follows:


A webinar refers to a live seminar presented over the internet which typically lasts for up to 60 minutes. A webinar is just like a conference room seminar, however, participants take part remotely via a computer. A webinar is collaborative and includes full participation between the audience and the presenter(s).

The team behind Editors’ Update regularly organizes live webinar events for Elsevier’s editor and author communities. You will receive an e-invite when a new webinar is announced and we will also offer registration opportunities on these pages.

View our archive of webinars.


A webcast is as a pre-recorded presentation, typically lasting 10-15 minutes. They are not interactive but do allow for short seminar material to be accessed quickly and easily. A great way to keep up to date!

View our archive of webcasts.

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