Author Services

Whether you are planning a research project or working on your next manuscript, Elsevier’s Author Services are there to help. Below we highlight just some of the tools available to support you on your research journey.

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1. Research & preparation process

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Find suitable collaborations for your research

Mendeley is not only a free reference manager but an academic social network that allows you to connect with colleagues, peers or classmates.

  • Follow their research and careers
  • Showcase your own professional research profile
  • Join discipline-specific groups and build potential collaborations

Write successful funding applications

The Publishing Campus offers free training and top tips that can boost your chances of obtaining a funding grant.

Monitor the latest research while looking for a new position

The Postdoc Free Access Program allows you to keep up to date with the latest research in your discipline as you embark on finding a new position.

Get to grips with publishing

Access news and top tips from peers

  • Our Authors’ Update website publishes regular stories and advice for journal authors and a wealth of information on industry developments. Sign up to receive regular email alerts.
  • Elsevier Connect. Read daily stories for the science, technology and health communities.
  • SciTech Connect. Discover articles written by Elsevier authors and editors, covering hot topics across all scientific disciplines. You can also find specific information for book authors.

2. Writing process


Create citations and bibliographies in just 3 clicks

Mendeley's free reference manager services allow you to make your own fully-searchable library in seconds, cite as you write, and read and annotate your PDFs on any device.

Ensure your manuscript is ethically sound

Improve your academic writings skills

  • The Publishing Campus has online lectures, courses and quick guides to help you with the writing process and better understand what journal editors are looking for.
  • Elsevier's Language Editing services ensure your manuscript is written in correct scientific English before submission.
  • Elsevier WebShop Blog gives you practical tips on how to avoid grammar and style mistakes while writing your paper in English.

Get help with translating your paper into English

Elsevier’s Translation Services ensure that your work is translated accurately from multiple languages into English, that it maintains absolute scientific accuracy and is free of language errors before you submit.

Improve illustrations and artwork in your research paper and presentations

Get your research, drawings and ideas turned into professional illustrations for your scientific and medical research papers or presentations.

Enrich your article and help it get noticed

The article enrichments offered by Elsevier’s journals improve the way articles are presented online through multimedia and data visualizations.

3. Submission process

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Find a journal for your manuscript

  • Journal Finder helps you identify which journals could be the best home for your scientific article.
  • An online lecture on this topic is available on the Publishing Campus.

Share your research data

Make your research data available, accessible, discoverable and usable.

Explore your open access options

Discover the range of open access options you can choose from.

Familiarize yourself with the reviewing process

Visit the Publishing Campus and find out how reviewers look at your paper, what the essential steps are, and how to respond to reviewers’ comments.

Understand your options if your paper is rejected

If your manuscript is deemed unsuitable for publication in your chosen journal, the editor may suggest transfer to a more suitable journal via Elsevier’s Article Transfer Service (ATS). If you agree, your manuscript will be transferred with no need to reformat.

Writing or editing a book with Elsevier

Find out what the next steps are if you have an idea for a reference book or textbook.

4. After Publication

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Make your research stand out:

Read our Get Noticed information. While there is much that publishers and editors can do to help, as the author you are often best placed to explain why your findings are so important or novel.

Monitor how your article has been received

Mendeley Stats features citations and downloads for your article and shows who is reading it. Although it is an Elsevier service; using Scopus data we can also provide citation information for articles published with other publishers too.

Share your research online

  • Most Elsevier journals provide a customized Share Link to your newly-published article that you can freely share with colleagues, friends and peers for a 50-day period.
  • Read our guidelines for sharing responsibly.
  • Create a free profile on Mendeley, upload your papers and showcase your research to your peers worldwide.

Receive a certificate of publication for your article

You can download a free certificate of publication via Elsevier’s WebShop, an ideal opportunity to celebrate your achievement or recognize the efforts of your research group.

Share your professionally printed published article and/or journal

Via Elsevier’s WebShop print services you can order professional reprints of your published article, journal copies and posters.