Since 2002, Research4Life have provided researchers at more than 10,000 institutions in more than 125 low- and middle-income countries with free or low-cost online access to up to 106,000 leading journals and books in the fields of health, agriculture, environment, and applied science.
As a founding partner, Elsevier contributes over a quarter of the peer reviewed resources in Research4Life, encompassing ScienceDirect and Scopus, including over 3,000 Elsevier journals and 20,000 e-books. We also provide technical and communications expertise to advance Research4Life, and have committed to the program through 2025.
Elsevier also leads a communications taskforce of publishers and partners to boost the visibility of Research4Life. Projects have included a formal rebranding, films, bylined articles, panel discussions at scientific conferences, press releases, a website launch and research output press briefings. In addition to communications, colleagues throughout Elsevier are involved in Research4Life taskforces on access, authentication, metrics and training.
In addition, all gold open access journals published by Elsevier are included in the Research 4 Life open access eligibility program, offering authors APC waivers or discounts.