Elsevier Further Enhances Its Article Page Design on ScienceDirect

Next step in article page re-design encourages more efficient online research discovery

Amsterdam, October 8, 2012 – Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announces the next step in enhancing its article page design on ScienceDirect. Following initial changes made earlier this year, moving away from the traditional linear article by improving in-article navigation and readability, the article has now been further transformed into an interactive HTML format.

As online research continues to evolve, researchers are finding a greater need to employ new publication, search, and discovery tools that help streamline their workflow and improve expediency. The recently launched enhancements address these challenges, offering researchers more interactive ways to efficiently pursue online research communication. These recent enhancements include:

  • Downloadable tables and PowerPoint presentations that encourage re-use and citation
  • The ability to view references with their abstracts, without losing place in the current article
  • Additional context from related and citing articles as well as from external databases
  • Discipline-specific content, interactive visualization and workflow applications

“Science, by its very nature, produces a lot of data, so the ability to manage and use this information effectively is an essential component to the success of the research process,” said Olivier Dumon, Managing Director for Elsevier’s Academic and Government Research Markets. “Our on-going enhancements of the ScienceDirect article page are an example of how Elsevier’s leadership in delivering science information supports the needs of the global research community.”

“Enhancing the article page offers researchers the right tools to disseminate, consume and understand research while better managing the overwhelming volume of information available,” said IJsbrand Jan Aalbersberg, Senior Vice President, Journal & Content Technology at Elsevier. “With the Article of the Future project, the driver behind the enhanced page format, Elsevier shows that we continue to invest in improving both discipline-specific research communication and workflow solutions.”

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About ScienceDirect
ScienceDirect contains over a quarter of the world's full text scientific, technical and medical (STM) peer-reviewed articles – managed by renowned editors, written by respected authors and read by researchers from around the globe. Elsevier's extensive full-text collection covers authoritative titles from the core scientific literature with more than eleven million articles available online. Coverage includes over 2,500 journal titles published by Elsevier with dynamic linking to journals from approximately 2,000 STM publishers through CrossRef. Additionally, ScienceDirect contains an expanding library of online major reference works, handbooks, book series and over 10,000 eBooks in all fields of science seamlessly interlinked with primary research referenced in journal articles.

About Article of the Future project
The Article of the Future project is an ongoing Elsevier initiative that aims to revolutionize the traditional format of the academic paper in regard to three key elements: presentation, content and context. The Article of the Future project is a never-ending quest to explore better ways to create and deliver the formal published record.

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier’s online solutions include ScienceDirectScopusReaxys, ClinicalKey and Mosby’s Nursing Suite, which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, and the SciVal suite and MEDai’s Pinpoint Review, which help research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world-leading publisher and information provider, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers, reshape human knowledge, and tackle the most urgent human crises. For 140 years, we have partnered with the research world to curate and verify scientific knowledge. Today, we’re committed to bringing that rigor to a new generation of platforms. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, 39,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. www.elsevier.com

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