Data visualization

As a researcher, you are increasingly encouraged, or even mandated, to make your research data available, accessible, discoverable and usable. We strive to give authors the opportunity to present their work in powerful new ways. To that end we support a growing range of the digital formats and objects that are commonly used in modern-day research. Aside from adding valuable context to the article, data visualizations improve the way articles are presented online, giving readers better insights and helping authors make an impact.

We are currently improving the display of data visualization on ScienceDirect. As a result, the majority of our features will currently not display next to articles on ScienceDirect. Information about how to prepare data visualizations will be updated once feautures become available again.

Data visualizations currently available:

Data visualizations in development:

  • 3D Models that allow you to visualize molecular models, crystallographic data, neuroimaging data, radiological data and universal 3D models.

What are we changing?

When you submit your research article you have the opportunity to upload associated research data to Mendeley Data. Our goal is to ensure that your data is presented next to your article in the best way possible, and to enable you to share your data in the best way possible. Data visualizations currently only visualize research data which is hidden as supplementary files or otherwise, as you can see for the instructions for Geospatial Data and Large 2D images, Image stacks & Image series. Our goal is to ensure this information is preserved and idedependently discoverable.

If you are interested in data visualizations which are currently not available, we recommend you upload your available data to Mendeley Data in the interim, and to follow Elsevier on social media to receive updates on the data visualization program.

You can also enrich your article with various multimedia features. Find out more about: