Elsevier Extends ScienceDirect ArticleChoice to Academic Institutes Worldwide

 Flexible access to full-text articles on the leading STM information platform – ScienceDirect – without annual subscription

Amsterdam, 24 April 2007 - Following the successful launch of ScienceDirect ArticleChoice to the corporate market in 2005 and government market in August 2006, Elsevier, a leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical (STM) information, is now offering the same flexible access option to academic customers.

ScienceDirect ArticleChoice allows a customer to access journal, handbook and book series articles that are outside their current portfolio. Articles can be purchased in bundles (100, 200, and 500), and are available as required. IP access ensures that articles can be downloaded multiple times within 24 hours at no additional cost.

As Marten Stavenga, Global Business Development Manager explains: "Many small university and college libraries cover multiple subject areas and have difficulty acquiring all the information they need at a price they can afford. We feel that ScienceDirect ArticleChoice will offer them the flexible access and pricing options that they need."

The unique flexibility of the product is echoed by Andrea Schweikert, Global Accounts Director Elsevier: "Librarians will have more control over their budgets. They pay upfront for a bundle of full-text articles at a discounted price. In addition, they no longer have to rely on inter library loans because their users will have immediate access to all full-text articles on ScienceDirect right when they need it. ScienceDirect ArticleChoice is a low risk offer for everyone who wishes to extend access to full-text articles without having to expand his/her journal portfolio."

For more information, please visit: http://info.sciencedirect.com/licensing/individual/articlechoice/ or contact globalsales@elsevier.com

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About ScienceDirect
Over a quarter of the world's full text scientific, technical and medical (STM) articles - managed by renowned editors, written by respected authors and read by researchers from around the globe - are available in one place: ScienceDirect.

Elsevier's extensive and unique full-text collection covers authoritative titles from the core scientific literature including high impact factor titles such as THE LANCET, Cell and Tetrahedron. Over eight million articles are available online, including Articles in Press which offer rapid access to recently accepted manuscripts. The critical mass of information available on ScienceDirect is unsurpassed. Coverage includes over 2,000 journals published by Elsevier and dynamic linking to journals from approximately 2,000 STM publishers through CrossRef. An expanding program of online major reference works, handbooks, book series and e-Books in all fields of science seamlessly interlinks with primary research referenced in journal articles.

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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