Journal authors

Every year, we accept and publish more than 470,000 journal articles. Publishing in an Elsevier journal starts with finding the right journal for your paper. If you already know the journal to which you want to submit, you can enter the title directly in the find a journal search box. Alternatively, you can match the abstract of your article to a journal.

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Publishing with Elsevier: step-by-step

Useful resources

Elsevier Author Services

A wide range of products and services to help improve your article before submission including language editing.

Artwork & media instructions

Find out all you need to know about formats, sizing, resolution and multimedia.

Policies and ethics

View the policies that are applicable to authors.

Open access publishing

Take your OA publishing to the next level with Elsevier.

Sharing and promoting

Promote your article to make a bigger impact with your research.

Proof central

Quickly and easily input corrections, comments and change requests in your proof and submit them directly for implementation.

Article transfer service

Save time and effort if the editor suggests you transfer your submission to a more suitable journal.

Graphical abstract

Summarize the main findings of the article in a single, concise and visual way.


A short collection of bullet points that convey the core findings and provide a quick textual overview.

Measuring an article's impact

Keep track of the impact of your research with Mendeley stats and article-level metrics.

Measuring a journal's impact

A list and explanation of the different metrics which aim to assess the weight and importance of a journal.

Your Paper Your Way

In many journals, authors  can submit their papers without strict formatting or referencing requirement.

Stay connected

Keep up-to-date with publications, new discoveries, and hot topics in the community.

The author feedback program

Since 1999, we have been running the author feedback program, a continuous survey of authors' experience of publishing with us.

Share research data

Elsevier journals offer several options for sharing research data.

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