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Enhancing quality and integrity in research

We are helping ensure that quality research can be accessed, trusted, shared and built upon to accelerate progress for society.

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Elevating trust in research

At Elsevier, we are privileged to play a role in helping ensure that quality research can be accessed, trusted, shared and built upon to accelerate progress that benefits society. Our 2,900 journals are integral to the scientific record and to the broader exchange of knowledge and ideas. To support this scientific endeavor, the editorial review, peer review and other parts of the publishing process faithfully mirror the rigor and care that goes into research itself.

Informing, educating and training

Helping authors showcase their research with confidence

Each year, we receive around 3.2 million research papers from authors. These are carefully reviewed by our in-house editorial teams in collaboration with 33,000 editors and 1.5 million expert reviewers around the world, resulting in over 630,000 articles being enhanced, indexed, certified, published and promoted following peer review. These processes and the assistance provided to authors along the way are an important part of ensuring the integrity and reliability of research.

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Resources and training for authors

We support authors with training resources to help with the writing and publication of research articles, covering topics from proper design methodology to ethical article submission. Our online lectures and interactive courses cover topics from authorship, plagiarism and conflict of interest.

Researcher Academy

Making publication more efficient for authors

We invest in continuous improvements to make the publication process more efficient for researchers. For example, the AI-based article recommender tool minimizes the risk of readers missing essential research and enhances the dissemination and discoverability of research on our platforms.

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Providing editors with the tools they need

Our 33,000 expert editors worldwide have full editorial independence as they manage the editorial and peer review process from submission to conclusion. To support them in ensuring the integrity of published research, we provide extensive resources on Publishing Ethics and we invest in tools and technology. For example, we have developed an AI-based recommender tool to evaluate the suitability and expertise of millions of potential peer reviewers, and select the most relevant to assess an article. By helping editors reach beyond their networks and broaden the gender, nationality, career stage diversity of the reviewer candidates, we aim to support higher quality and inclusion in research.

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Supporting researchers in driving progress for all

We are passionate about our commitment to help high-quality research to be published, shared and made discoverable so knowledge can evolve and lead to better outcomes for society.

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Supporting the research ecosystem

Driving confidence in research


Flawed research is retracted, but researchers don’t always know that a publication is no longer considered reliable.

In order to reduce new citations to retracted articles, the Bennett Institute for Applied Data Scienceopens in new tab/window is using Scopus citation data to create a service, the RetractoBot, to alert researchers that they’ve cited a retracted paper. They will be testing the impact of these notifications in an upcoming randomized trial.

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Research on peer review

The peer review process is often seen as lacking transparency. Does anonymous review help? Who is doing the majority of the work? Is there bias in the review process? We invite you to do research on our data.  Elsevier's International Center for the Study of Research (ICSR) Peer Review Workbenchopens in new tab/window is now available via the computational platform ICSR Lab.

The workbench offers a unique dataset to interested researchers who want to run research on journal evaluation and peer review processes.

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Structured and transparent reporting

Many journals require authors to submit a completed CONSORTopens in new tab/window guideline checklist upon submission of their randomized control trial (RCT) focused manuscript.

We’re working with the Columbia University Data Science Instituteopens in new tab/window to investigate how best to support this process. Students at the institute are exploring a corpus of RCT methods sections submitted to The Lancet and their corresponding CONSORT elements in order to develop a multi-label classification model.

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Transparency in research

Researchers, institutions and funders want to improve transparency in conducting and reporting research. In collaboration with the University of Amsterdam, we are surveying the attitudes and practices of authors, editors and reviewers, and assessing how they might have changed since journals and organizations became signatories of the Transparency and Openness Promotion Committee standards.

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