The Elsevier author feedback program

Discover how authors are shaping our services

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

How does it work?

Corresponding authors of recently published articles are invited to answer questions concerning their publishing experience, providing insight into what authors think about the journal and support they receive. Click here to see the statements that authors are invited to rate. All constructive feedback whether positive or negative is very much appreciated. We take it all very seriously and we regularly review the feedback and actively use it to help us continually improve the publishing experience for our authors.

Over 50,000 authors complete the survey each year!

Recent results*

AFP overview Q3 2019 *N=69,380, time period Q4 2018 to Q3 2019

Selected comments from authors

Rapid and helpful reviews.  Quick publication following acceptance.

(Author on Clinical Biomechanics from United States aged 36-45)

It was my first experience in publishing in worldwide journal. And I really appreciate highly organized instructions for publication and high expertise of reviewers. The comments and recommendations of the reviewers were very helpful for me! So, I'm very satisfied with the experience of publication in Composites Part B.

(Author on Composites Part B: Engineering from Russian Federation aged 26-35)

The reviewers read the paper thoroughly and it enabled to upgrade the quality of the paper by doing more validation. It took some time but I am really happy with the last version.

(Author on Journal of Computational Physics from Belgium aged 26-35)

Useful literature was added, technical terms were clarified and the context of the research discussed was understood.  Thank-you.

(Author on South African Journal of Botany from South Africa aged 56-65)

All my questions or notifications related to the article were dealt with quickly and professionally, even in cases I made a mistake. For example, the publishers were able to insert suggested changes in my article even after the "final" acceptance by my side of the proof on line. I congratulate the Publishers for the editing standards and professionalism.

(Author on Free Radical Biology & Medicine from Greece aged 56-65)

I was very satisfied with rapid online publication after acceptance and with possibility to share the paper.

(Author on Mitochondrion from Czech Republic aged 46-55)

I am particularly impressed with the online submission service and the regular update on the status of the submitted manuscript.

(Author on Seizure: Eur Journal of Epilepsy from Nigeria aged 36-45)

The Editors have been very helpful and supportive to me. Moreover, another plus was that the journal "Games and Economics Behavior" offers to use SkyLatex for correcting the manuscript. In my view, this is an efficient and easy to handle tool for the authors to amend their manuscripts.

(Author on Games and Economic Behavior from Germany aged 36-45)

Every publication process (from submission to final publication) is fast!!!

(Author on Jnl of Computational & Applied Math. from China aged Under 26)

I am very much satisfied with the way our article was managed through the whole publication process.

(Author on Aerospace Science and Technology from Turkey aged 36-45)

Robust review that was helpful to make my manuscript more scholarly and internationally appealing.

(Author on Journal of Pediatric Nursing from United States aged 46-55)

The selection of the reviewers by the editor was appropiate since the evaluation of a manuscript by expert in the fields help to improve the  overall presentation of the research

(Author on Food Research International from Argentina aged 56-65)