From language editing services for your manuscripts, to illustration services, to reprinting services including personal copies of Elsevier published articles and journal issues, we are committed to supporting authors professionalize scientific research and its presentation.
Language editing and translation services
In today’s competitive environment, it is essential that the English language used in your paper is of a high quality. Your research may be critical, but poor English is a common cause of delays and initial rejections.
Do you need English-language support? We can edit your manuscript within five business days. Our long history of publishing peer-reviewed scientific journals has equipped us to ensure your English is free of grammatical and spelling errors. Learn more about how it works and what you can expect from us.
- Native English speakers from top universities; expert input from PhDs or PhD candidates matched to your field of study
- An edited manuscript containing correct scientific English (US or UK)
- A self-service website with easy article upload and retrieval
- Clear pricing starting from $210 / €150 / ¥ 17700
- Secure payment
Professional scientific translation services
We translate papers written in Chinese, Portuguese and Spanish into English (American or British). We guarantee that your manuscript will be submission-ready within 10-12 days. Learn more about how it works.
- A final manuscript containing correct scientific English (US or UK)
- A self-service website with easy article upload and retrieval
- Clear pricing starting from $300 / €210 / ¥ 25,213
Illustration and art works services
Do you need help with your illustrations? Elsevier WebShop, the one-stop resource for publishing services, provides easy access to experienced scientific and medical illustrators.
Our illustration services offer you world-class artistic support for your professional research and images. You can easily upload your drafted illustration, sketches, or just an idea, and we will sent you a free time and cost proposal within 24 business hours.
After acceptance and payment, the illustration is delivered within a couple of days. Illustrations are offered in four categories: Medical, Technical, Scientific, and Graphs, Charts and Tables.
• A free quote within 24 business hours
• A Self-service website with easy request upload
• Fast turnaround times and delivery
• An online review and commenting system
• Prices starting from $35 / € 25 / ¥ 2600
• Secure payment
Learn more by viewing Elsevier's author artwork and multimedia instructions pages
Screening for technical standards
Before papers are passed to peer reviewiers, Elsevier screens them to ensure they are of sufficient quality and that they adhere to the Guide for Authors. Papers that do not meet this minimum technical standard will be returned to the submitting author(s), along with a checklist of missing or insufficient items. Authors will be able to resubmit once they have addressed these technical insufficiencies.
For more information, see our technical screening page.
Benefits & Discounts
CiteAlert is a service which automatically notifies authors by e-mail soon after their work is referenced in a newly published article on ScienceDirect.
Authors are eligible to receive CiteAlert notifications if their article has been indexed by Scopus, the largest citation database of research literature. Please note, self-citations are not included. An example of a CiteAlert notification can be found here.
CiteAlert is a quick and effective way of being kept up to date with the latest citations made to any article you have published since 2005 (as long as the journal that published your article is indexed by Scopus). CiteAlert also ensures you are aware of new articles related to your research.
For any queries about CiteAlert, please contact our Customer Support Team. You can also learn more about the service by viewing the CiteAlert FAQs.
All authors who publish with Elsevier receive, or have the chance to purchase, offprints of their published article. Learn more.
Journal Author Book Discounts
As a journal article author or journal editor, you are eligible to receive a 25% discount on many Elsevier books, serials, references, textbooks, stand-alone CD-ROMs, and a 10% discount on multi-volume reference works. This offer only applies to credit card orders made directly with Elsevier.
How to receive your discount:
1. Contact Customer Service to create your 'Author' account:
Please be prepared to provide a copy of your contract and the names of the Elsevier books or journals to which you have contributed.
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2. Place your order:
After your account has been set up, you can pick your books and order online or via email and you will automatically receive your discount every time.
Secure Online Ordering or for Medical Books
Please note that shipping charges and sales tax will be applied separately. This offer DOES NOT apply to journal subscriptions, reprint orders, or to electronic products, and cannot be combined with any other discounts.
We continue to develop means to keep you up-to-date with your publications at Elsevier, new discoveries in your field, and what is being discussed in the community. The main communication channels available for you to sign up are Authors' Update, e-mail alerts, RSS feeds and social media.
We also have several subject pages to share news, resources and information about our publications and services in that specific research area, including latest impact factors, special issues, journal news, call for papers, conferences and more.
Authors’ Update is Elsevier’s quarterly e-newsletter for authors. Our aim is to provide you with relevant information and useful tools to help you during the publishing process. We support and help authors as they are the key element in the dissemination of scientific knowledge.
We designed Elsevier’s many social media channels to keep you informed of what we’re doing currently in your field. We’ll keep you up-to-date with our latest news such as call for papers, new appointments and more. At the same time, Elsevier’s social media provides you with various networking opportunities.
Elsevier Health e-Alerts
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Go to the e-Alert Center and select/manage communications of your interest.
ScienceDirect and Scopus Alerts
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In Scopus, you have the possibility to set multiple types of search alerts in your “My alerts” list on Scopus. These alerts are also available as mobile application.
- Search Alerts: When you set a Search Alert you will receive an email each time that search renders new results in Scopus.
- Author Citation Alerts: When you set an Author Citation Alert you will receive an email each time a document of that author is cited in Scopus
- Document Citation Alerts: When you set a Document Citation Alert you will receive an email each time that document is cited in Scopus.
To set Scopus alerts please go to My Alerts
Mobile applications make it possible to have access to information wherever you are on your mobile devices. This is one of the main reasons for Elsevier to develop apps for the different products and services we offer.
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Elsevier Conferences app
A generic, native mobile phone application has been developed for Elsevier conferences. The application allows delegates to interact with a fully-featured, paperless event guide in a number of ways, providing the ability to:
Elsevier Editors' Choice app
Free access to hand-picked, must-read articles
Attending conferences is that much more interesting if you come well-prepared. But what to read out of the host of articles available?
Elsevier can help you decide: The Editors' Choice app for iPad and smart phones presents the top 5 articles, hand-picked by the editors of the most renowned journals in the field. The ultimate insiders have narrowed down your choice of what to read by providing a well-founded selection of only the finest gems. By using the Editors' Choice app, you will have free access to innovative, relevant, groundbreaking articles for up to three months after the event!
Personal selections for iPad
Spend less time looking and more time reading the articles you want
Elsevier’s Personal Selections provides real-time access to the latest advances in your field. Pulled from Elsevier’s unmatched coverage of peer-reviewed scientific and medical research, you can conveniently stay alerted of developments as they happen. You simply define your area of interest and then you'll receive mobile access to every new article that matches your selection, with no delays.
ScienceDirect and Scopus Mobile Apps
With SciVerse Mobile Applications, the best available content from Scopus and ScienceDirect is at your fingertips when travelling, visiting conferences and networking. You can share scientific information via email and through your smart phone, set up alerts, see who is citing your work and make notes on the go. For both products your institute needs to have a subscription. To use ScienceDirect Mobile you need to register online within your institute’s network. For Scopus Mobile you need to make sure you have registered on the product with your institutional email address. You can download the app for your type of mobile device from the Mobile Apps Gallery.
Materials Today iPad app
Materials Today is the leading international Open Access magazine for all researchers working in the field, or with an interest in Materials Science and technology.
The Materials Today iPad App provides access to up to the minute news, research and announcements in the field of materials science, as well as access to the digital edition of the magazine. The Materials Today app also features regular full papers taken from a selection of Elsevier journals and handpicked by the Materials Today Editor. Content available via the iPad App includes; news, magazine, archive, events, podcasts and downloads.
Elsevier Medical Apps / Elsevier Health Mobile Apps
Practical and engaging mobile medical apps are now available for iPhone, iPad and Android. Elsevier medical apps include Netter's Flash Cards, Robbins Pathology Flash Cards, Mosby's iTerms Flash Cards, USMLE Consult Step 1 Question Blocks, Mosby's and Saunders Review Questions for the NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN exams, Procedures Consult. And much more!
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The Elsevier Author Feedback Programme
Discover how authors are shaping our services
Since 1999, we have been running the Author Feedback Programme, a continuous survey of authors’ experience of publishing with us.
How does it work?
Corresponding authors of recently published articles are invited to answer questions concerning their publishing experience, providing insight into what authors think about the journal and support they receive. Click here to see the statements that authors are invited to rate.
Over 60,000 authors complete the survey each year!
|Percentage of Authors who are satisfied in the following areas*|
|Refereeing Speed||78%||Production Speed||90%|
|Refereeing Standard||92%||Editor/Editorial Board||90%|
|Journal Reputation||82%||Publishing Services||91%|
|Impact Factor||66%||Final Quality||93%|
* based on 68,208 ratings received between 1 January and 31 December 2011.
Feedback from our 2011 survey has included:
Responding to constructive criticism
We take author feedback very seriously. Here’s a look at a few of the initiatives and improvements that came from listening to our authors:
Improving publication time
|“I was dismayed when after the rapid review, revision, acceptance, proof page, and online publication, that the actual article was delayed for so long."|
Authors have identified the speed of publication as a major concern. Article-based publishing makes the article available online much quicker. Authors no longer have to wait for the compilation of the journal issue itself.
We have also made it a priority in recent years to clear out any backlog of unpublished accepted articles, often increasing the number of pages per issue in order to do so. New procedures, including Article-based publishing, ensure that backlogs do not build up again.
Improving the submission process
Authors have also informed us of their frustration when having spent valuable time formatting and submitting their paper to a journal, it is then rejected due to it being out of scope, or not suitable for the journal.
|“As mentioned earlier, I am not sure I agree with the fact that a large number of manuscripts simply don't get reviewed. From an author's standpoint, it is a waste of time to submit to such a Journal because even if the paper is rejected from other journals, at the very least, we are able to get peer-review comments.”|
In 2011, Elsevier launched the Article Transfer Service, to tackle this exact problem. If a paper is out of scope for one journal, the editor can recommend it be suitable to transfer. The author will then have the added option to transfer their manuscript using the free service, without having to reformat or resubmit.
Improving the structure and expanding the content of the article
“I would love if Elsevier would start publishing graphical abstracts…. I think graphical abstracts are more helpful than written abstract.”
“It would be nice to put online the data used in manuscripts.”
The Article of the Future project seeks to improve the scientific article on SciVerse ScienceDirect in all areas of content, context and presentation. All articles on ScienceDirect are now under a new revolutionary three-pane format. The format is more dynamic, makes content and data more accessible and includes apps that researchers can use to get better results or work more efficiently, such as Faculty of 1000, which allows the reader to see at a glance if the article they’re viewing is recommended reading, or Interactive Map Viewer which displays supplementary geospatial data from Elsevier online articles as an interactive map.
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Most journals now accept Graphical Abstracts, which summarize the contents of the article in a concise, pictorial form designed to capture the attention of a wide readership online.
[Example from Preparation and integration of nanostructured titanium dioxide, Hua Chun Zeng, Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering, Volume 1, Issue 1, Pages 11-17]
Elsevier wants to help all authors improve their publishing experience and output. To do that we have to continually think about the value and support we offer. Our surveys help us identify where we can make the most difference, so that we can continue to help researchers advance science.