Elsevier is a leader in initiatives that drive the way information is reviewed, validated, archived and disseminated. Our many partnerships help to foster communication, build insights, and enable individual and collective advancement in scientific research and healthcare.
Seamless Linking to the World’s STM Literature
A publisher-driven initiative, CrossRef is a free reference linking service that provides seamless integration of current and archived content across publishers. Researchers and healthcare professionals can click on a citation and link directly to the target content from any participating publisher platform. Elsevier is a founding partner.
Open URL standards address the growing demand for bi-directional interaction between linking systems. Elsevier is an active participant in the ongoing development of Open URL and in the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) committee.
The Digital Library
Working with Yale University Library and the Dutch national library, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, we have advanced key archival principles, adopting the Open Archival Information System (OAIS) standards for preservation. Through the KB, we have established the first official digital archive of Elsevier journals ensuring the information we publish is permanently accessible.
Partnerships for Progress
STIX (Scientific and Technical Information Exchange) Font Creation Project. The STIX Font Creation project is a collaborative effort by scientific publishers to develop a comprehensive set of fonts for mathematics and other special characters used in scientific, technical and medical publishing. The complete set of STIX fonts is available to anyone under royalty-free license.
COUNTER (Counting Online Usage of Networked Electronic Resources) Code of Practice Elsevier is a founding member of COUNTER, an international effort involving librarians, publishers and their professional organizations to facilitate a single, accepted, extendible Code of Practice to measure the usage of online information products and services.