Inline Supplementary Material

About Inline Supplementary Material

With Inline Supplementary Material, authors can display supplementary material at the point of reference within their article

Inline Supplementary Material provides authors and readers with many benefits. It:

  • Enables authors to enrich their paper by displaying additional content in the most appropriate context
  • Enables authors to showcase their research better
  • Readers can see the Supplementary Material directly in the article, without the need to install plug-ins
  • Adds value for readers by showing the supplementary material in context
  • Displays supplementary material in an expandable text box, which is initially closed so that it does not interfere with the main reading flow
  • Can be downloaded separately to facilitate validation of results and re-use of data

Authors can indicate where in the text their supplementary material is most relevant, and the material will be inserted at that place in an expandable box in the online article on ScienceDirect.

Example Articles

The rationale of PROVWeb Semantics: Science, Services and Agents on the World Wide Web (contains inline supplementary computer code)

Cats of the pharaohs: genetic comparison of Egyptian cat mummies to their feline contemporariesJournal of Archaeological Science (contains inline supplementary figure)

MRI-guided probabilistic tractography of cortico-cortical and cortico-subcortical language networks in children – (contains inline supplementary table)

Content Innovation

With features such as Inline Supplementary Material, Elsevier’s Content Innovation program gives authors the opportunity to present their work in powerful new ways. By supporting new digital formats that are commonly used in modern-day research, and adding valuable context to the article, these enrichments improve the way articles are presented online, giving readers better insights and helping authors make an impact.

We develop all our Content Innovation features by working with researchers. If you have any suggestions for us, or would be willing to take part in user testing, we’d like to hear from you. Just e-mail us at