Elsevier supporting early career researchers
Search and Discovery
Effective scientific research begins with more efficient discovery. This, combined with productivity-enhancing applications, allows researchers to achieve more. Through content innovation researchers can share their results in optimal ways, allowing their peers to quickly absorb the highlights of every journal article.
- Scopus With more than 19,000 titles from more than 5,000 international publishers, Scopus offers researchers a quick, easy and comprehensive resource to support their research needs in the scientific, technical, medical and social sciences fields and, more recently, also in the arts and humanities.
- ScienceDirect Access peer reviewed full-text articles through ScienceDirect, the leading full-text scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters from more than 2,500 peer-reviewed journals and more than 11,000 books. The platform offers sophisticated search and retrieval functionality that enables the user to maximize the effectiveness of their knowledge discovery process.
- Article of the Future The Article of the Future project is our never-ending quest to explore better ways to create and deliver the formal published record. This content innovation project is geared towards enhancing the online article to support researchers in communicating their work in the electronic era and is tailored to their subject area specific needs. All journal articles available on ScienceDirect are now presented in the new format.
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Writing and Publishing
At Elsevier, we know you care deeply about your work. You want your article to be accessible, cited and used by the widest possible audience. Every year more than 3 million research articles are written, of which only half will end up being published in a peer-reviewed journal. The good news is there are ways to improve your writing skills and to increase your chances of getting published.
In this insightful video interview, Dr. Guido Kroemer (Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Paris Descartes, and Editor of Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications) shares his perspectives on writing and publishing, and gives publishing and career advice to young, ambitious scientists.
- Authors' Home On our Authors' Home you'll find a step-by-step guide to getting your paper published. In four basic steps we take you through the publishing process, from using Journal Finder to find the right journal to publish in, to preparing your paper for submission, actually submitting your paper, and checking the status of your submitted article.
- Author Training Webcasts In addition to understanding the publishing process, it is important that the quality of your writing makes a positive impact. We have developed a series of freely available bite-sized webcasts with essential tips and tricks to help you to improve your writing skills. In the 'How to Get Published' series, we go into how to prepare your manuscript, the use of proper manuscript language and how to structure your article.
- Understanding the Publishing Process This guide provides a comprehensive background to the publishing process for Elsevier journals. It covers topics such as using EES, Authors' Rights, Ethics & Plagiarism and the Impact Factor and other so-called bibliometric indicators. You might also find it useful to follow this online module, which was developed by the Universities of Bath, Bristol and Exeter in cooperation with Elsevier, to maximise the chances of success of publication for early career researchers.
- Peer review: The nuts and bolts Sense About Science’s network of early career researchers, Voice of Young Science (VoYS), has published a guide to the peer review process. Taking concerns about peer review from their own peers into consideration, the guide aims to help early career researchers understand how the peer review process works, the limitations of peer review and the role of peer review in society. If you would like to ‘break into the reviewer community’, this article in Issue 10 of Reviewers’ Update might give you some tips on where to start.
- Elsevier’s WebShop: Support for authors before and after publication Elsevier’s WebShop exists to support all journal authors, whether they plan to submit their article to Elsevier or to any other publisher. We can help with expert editing of your English language manuscript by PhD-level native speakers in your field. We offer translation into English from selected languages including Spanish, Portuguese and Chinese. You may also wish to take advantage of our Illustration Services which can create scientific, technical or medical images from scratch, or enhance your own images, for instance by redrawing, or adding color and perspective. If you eventually publish with Elsevier, WebShop is also the place to come for journal issues, offprints, article posters and more.
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When you are deeply submerged in writing a research paper, it can be easy to forget that there is a world out there. However, on the path to becoming a successful and widely recognized researcher, building a network within your research community is just as important. Staying on top of developments within your subject area will not only benefit your career, it might give you new insights into the topic you've been working on, put you in contact with the experts is your field and put you on the right track to getting the recognition you deserve.
- Stay connected Elsevier offers several ways to stay updated on the latest developments in your subject area. We bring several publications within a discipline together on our subject pages, where you can stay informed about new discoveries in your field and what is being discussed in the community. You might also want to sign-up for email alerts and connect with the publications within your research community through our social media outlets.
- SciVal Experts Looking for someone with a distinctive expertise can take hours of searching through abstracts. SciVal Experts is an expertise profiling and research networking tool pre-populated with the most useful and yet most difficult information to compile – deep publication histories. This makes it easier to find experts and enable collaboration within your institution or across organizations. Rather than merely returning lists of abstracts, SciVal Experts produces a visual semantic index, or Fingerprint, of relevant concepts that instantly exposes a researcher’s distinctive expertise, based on publication history.
- Scopus awards Since 2005, the Elsevier Scopus Awards recognise and reward the talent, knowledge and expertise of young researchers around the globe in a variety of disciplines. Currently, 15 countries have participated in the award, each marked with an event co-organized by Elsevier with a prestigious national consortium, funding body or society. Traditionally, these academic groups nominate an award committee to recognize scholarly output, citations, and prestige of their region's outstanding young researchers across a range of subject areas. Publication and citation information provided by Scopus helps the committee to assess country-wide research strengths and rising talent.
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Funding and Career
"Failure to plan is a plan to fail." A successful research career hinges not only on succeeding in getting that single paper published, it requires you to think ahead about where you want to be 3 to 5 years from now, or even 10 to 15 years. You need to know where to find the funding to keep you going, so that when new opportunities present themselves, you are ready to take the next step.
- Charting a Course for a Successful Research Career This booklet, written by 30-year research veteran Professor Alan Johnson, provides a detailed map of the important milestones you should reach along the path to a successful research career. It covers a wide range of topics such as preparing a grant funding application or selecting a supervisor or mentor. This short eBook contains invaluable advice and has been used in many workshops around the world. Available for free download in 10 languages.
- SciVal Funding Elsevier has designed SciVal Funding to support researchers, research administrators, and research development professionals in the pre-award stage of the research funding process. The solution delivers quick and comprehensive access to current funding opportunities and award information, allowing users to find the right funding opportunities, analyze the funding environment and maximize award success. SciVal Funding is comprehensively covering grants from the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, European Commission, Australia, Ireland, Singapore, India, South Africa, and New Zealand.
- ElsevierJobs Would you like to stay informed about the latest science and research job vacancies? ElsevierJobs caters for a range of careers within the science and research industry, including those within the specialisms of Physical Sciences & Engineering, Life Sciences, Health Sciences and Social Sciences & Humanities. When you register for job alerts and updates, we will keep you informed about the jobs in your field.
Ethics in Research and Publication
As researchers, you can make valuable and lasting contributions to the health and future of society.
Understanding the ethical boundaries in scientific research and publishing is a key step in making sure your work gets off to the best start. From there, anything's possible.
The Ethics in Research & Publication program is the collaboration of an independent panel of experts in research and publishing ethics and Elsevier.
The materials on the supporting website have been developed to provide resources and tools so you can proceed confidently. They include tools to help avoid misconduct, and background materials about research and publication ethics.
Scientific truth is the foundation of scientific advancement. Present your work with the intellectual integrity that the scientific community expects.