Explore Elsevier’s history

Elsevier's history reflects a series of collaborations in the effort to advance science and health. These publishing collaborations with a group of scientific visionaries – ranging from Jules Verne to Stephen W. Hawking – created the foundation of scientific and medical publishing. From a traditional firm that produced static text and images, Elsevier has evolved into a business that actively leverages technology to help science and health professionals make critical decisions in all facets of their work. As the company moves forward, our founding motto remains apt: Non Solus – Not Alone.

Elsevier Heritage Collection

The Elsevier Heritage Collection consists of over 2,000 volumes with more than 1,000 distinct titles published by the original House of Elzevier from 1580 to 1712.

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