Supporting authors

We know that many of you frequently receive questions from authors submitting to your journals. On we have a number of information pages designed to support authors and help them to successfully complete the submission process.

Authors' Home contains a step-by-step guide to getting articles published in an Elsevier journal. There is useful information on how to:

Whether an author is published with Elsevier or any other publisher, we hold ourselves and our colleagues to the highest standards of ethical behavior, responsibility and legal obligation. Authors can find out more about these requirements here.

We recognise that access to quality research is vital to the scientific community and beyond. Information on Elsevier's access policies and our agreements with funding bodies can be found on:

We also have a variety of services available to support authors, ranging from our Authors' Update newsletter to language editing and translation services. We also know that our artwork and media instructions pages are popular with authors. They can find out more about all these topics on:

Researchers hoping to publish their first paper have quite different needs from their more experienced colleagues. We have recently launched the Biggerbrains campaign, offering a range of online help and advice. We also have pages on dedicated to early career researchers.

Publishing-Connect-Logo-rgbPublishing Connect author workshops

Publishing Connect supports you and your publishers in organizing workshops at universities, companies and other institutes. We provide ready-to-use presentations on key topics of interest to this audience, such as How to get Published in Research Journals, How to Review a Manuscript and The Impact Factor and Other Bibliometrics. After a workshop is given we measure its results by surveying attendees and listening to their feedback. These workshops are invaluable for increasing understanding of the scholarly communication process.

If you are interested in hosting a Publishing Connect workshop at your institution, please contact your Publisher.

Our series of bite-sized Publishing Connect webcasts contain some useful tips and tricks to help authors to improve their research paper (each webcast runs for up to 10 minutes). To find out more and view the webcasts, please visit our webcast library for early career researchers.

You can find out more about our support for early career researchers in our Editors' Update article Nurturing Early Career Researchers.