Article of the future

Article of the future

Elsevier invests in platform innovation bringing together solutions like SciVerse ScienceDirect, SciVerse Scopus and web/third party content into one point of access: SciVerse. Now, through the Article of the Future project, Elsevier is redefining the article and associated article page on SciVerse ScienceDirect to allow for an optimal exchange of formal scientific research between scientists.

The Article of the Future project is our never-ending quest to explore better ways to create and deliver the formal published record.

Prototypes developed with and for the community we serve
Since 2009 we have involved over 800 researchers, from various scientific disciplines, in user interviews, behavioral studies, surveys, development discussions and testing. Resulting in consensus that a discipline-specific article is needed – one size does not fit all! In 2011 we introduced prototypes that incorporated a newly developed article format, in seven scientific areas, each tailored to the needs of the relevant communities.


Some of the content and context features are already available in Elsevier published journals. The three pane view will be introduced on SciVerse ScienceDirect throughout 2012.