History

Since Elsevier was founded as a small Dutch publisher in 1880, the world and the way we share information has been subject to constant change. In our journey to become a modern-day global information analytics business, Elsevier has always anticipated and adapted itself to the challenges ahead. In doing so, however, we have remained true to our core values. Whether it be through the publication of an encyclopedia or by helping scientists make important decisions, Elsevier’s purpose is to play an integral role in the progression of knowledge.

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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