Elsevier named Most Influential Publisher of the Last 100 Years in Biomedicine and the Life Sciences

Most influential publisher awardIn 1946, when the world was still recovering from World War II, Elsevier was launching journals such as Biochimica et Biophysica Acta. Decisions like this, made to advance science, technology and medicine against all odds, have earned us the title of Most Influential Publisher of the Last 100 years, awarded by the Special Libraries Association.

“Elsevier won because time and time again it has been brave, bold and collaborative,” said Tony Stankus, Director of the Special Libraries Association’s Biomedical and Life Sciences Division. “I am sure other publishers thought Elsevier was crazy, when instead they were being visionary.”

The Special Libraries Association was established in 1909 to serve librarians specialized in business, government, social agencies and academia. The SLA is now an 11,000-member professional organization of subject specialist librarians, information managers and publishing industry representatives.

The secret to success

The success of the journals is largely a result of the hard work of the editors and societies that partner with us to attract the most innovative research by the brightest authors. As Stankus commented, “Elsevier knows how to develop a working relationship with scientific and clinical societies.”