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Science & society

From reading research to discussing the latest breakthroughs, fostering a greater connection between science, medicine and technology with society can help identify and solve society's challenges. Elsevier plays a role in this process by making sure that trusted content is communicated and translated for both specialized and broad audiences. Elsevier is working with partners, promoting science literacy and research integrity while making efforts to tackle unconscious bias in the publishing process.


We work with partners to make the world of research more inclusive, collaborative and transparent.


From researchers and students using content published in our books and journals on a daily basis to a patient who needs critical information about their treatment, Elsevier has a range of access options to ensure that everyone can access the important information they need. Some of our key programs include:

Science literacy

Part of Elsevier's job is to disseminate research and improve understanding of science with both specialized and broader audiences. Our programs include:

  • Elsevier Connect: Our online community and news site publishes news stories about the science, technology and health research papers published in Elsevier journals. Since its launch, over 1,000 stories have been published which combined reach a monthly average of over 160,000 unique visitors and receive more than 220,000 page views.

  • Science & People: This is a series of events organized by Elsevier which bring together researchers and the interested public to discuss the latest science, technology and medical research. The events are co-organized with local partners and help to promote research to the wider public.

  • Media promotion of research: Journalists are skilled at translating science for the wider public. Elsevier provide free access for media to help write research stories, as well as promoting the latest research through press releases and our Research Highlights alerts for journalists.

Research integrity

Elsevier shares the research community’s goal to promote the integrity of research — from proper design methodology to ethical article submission, properly reviewed publication and making research data available for re-use.

Unconscious bias

Elsevier considers it vital that academic publishing is as fair and unbiased as possible. Unconscious bias can lead us to make questionable decisions which impact negatively on the academic publishing process.