Elsevier Teams Up With Berlin-based Scientific Collaboration Platform PaperHive

PaperHive will enable users to access, share and annotate content from Elsevier’s ScienceDirect database

Amsterdam, May 31, 2016

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced it will collaborate with Berlin-based scientific collaboration platform PaperHive to enable researchers to easily discover, share and annotate the over 12 million articles on ScienceDirect, the world’s largest database of scientific, technical and medical full-text content.

"It’s Elsevier’s ambition to support researchers by developing the best and most efficient workflow solutions that assist them in making discoveries faster and more easily,” said Olivier Dumon, Managing Director, Academic and Research Markets at Elsevier. “The agreement with PaperHive is a great example of how scientific collaboration networks and publishers can work together to facilitate collaboration and sharing of quality research publications. In PaperHive we’ve found an ambitious and innovative startup, supported by the European Union, that can facilitate easy, copyright-compliant sharing of Elsevier content on the user’s platform of choice."

PaperHive will integrate the ScienceDirect Application Programming Interface (API) to enable their users to search through full-text ScienceDirect articles – the official versions of record – from the PaperHive platform, and will enable sharing and annotating. Unique to the PaperHive approach, compared with most other sharing tools, is that it will not host the ScienceDirect articles themselves, but rely on the ScienceDirect API to deliver the article to PaperHive users.

“Enabling collaborative reading and content enrichment for the entire corpus of ScienceDirect documents adds true value for researchers in many disciplines,” says Alexander Naydenov, Co-Founder of PaperHive. “We are glad to see that Elsevier supports open communication in science and is among the first to collaborate with PaperHive.”

The integration is fully compliant with the STM principles for article sharing, as it will enable users to share the best available version of an article, while ensuring Elsevier can track readership statistics that enable article recommendations and reporting to authors and customers. The collaboration will include access to all 12 million+ content items on ScienceDirect.


About PaperHive
PaperHive is an integrated web platform for collaborative reading and a cross-publisher layer of interaction on top of research documents. The Berlin-based startup strives to make efficient collaboration the driving force throughout the entire research process, thus helping researchers to save time, get inspired by the contributions of others, and get in contact with future collaborators. After starting with arXiv PaperHive is continuously extending the content that can be read and discussed on its platform by integrating with other publishers and pre-print repositories. paperhive.org

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions — among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Research Intelligence and ClinicalKey— and publishes over 2,500 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and more than 35,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a world-leading provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. www.elsevier.com

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