Access to state-of-the-art innovations that measure your impact and make your life easier.

powerful innovation

When publishing with Elsevier, you can take advantage of the best opportunities open access has to offer. Thanks to our 140-year partnership with the academic community, we’ve been privileged to build up a deep awareness of the needs of our author community. We work hard to ensure you benefit from the latest cutting-edge technology to ensure that your publishing experience is as smooth, productive and impactful as possible.

Authors can choose from the latest innovations in article and journal types, and our built-in solutions, including patented impact tracking tools, can show you who is talking about your article online. You can also explore personalized options such as a fast-track to publishing through our state-of-the-art author communication system (OACS).


Getting the best impact for your work starts with finding the right journal!JournalFinder image

The decision of where to submit your paper is a crucial one and at Elsevier, we know just how important it is to find the right home for your research. In 2013 we launched a tool for our authors to help them home in on the journal that would best suit their paper: JournalFinder.

JournalFinder searches through Elsevier’s 2,200+ journals and ranks the best matches according to how well they fit your abstract. You can then compare the results, based on criteria such as Impact Factor, CiteScore, publication speed or open access publication choice, helping you to make a fast, informed decision.

Based on feedback, we added a wealth of new features and functionalities to JournalFinder in 2019 including new filters and histograms, easier sorting, and higher output limits.

ATS imageArticle Transfer Service

We want to help you at every step in your journey to publication, and if your open access submission is rejected, we will help you find the right home for your work through our Article Transfer Service, which suggests suitable journals based on your research.

85% of authors using the Article Transfer Service were satisfied or very satisfied with their experience.

75% of authors state the main benefit of the Article Transfer Service as “saving time/effort for a new submission process".

Learn more about our Article Transfer Service here.

Multiple article and journal types

Research cycle wheelGet creative when you publish open access with Elsevier! Along with standard journal and article options, you can also choose from a wide range of innovative article types, including:

Research Elements journals

You can also publish your data, methods, hardware, and software open access in Elsevier’s Research Elements journals, which welcome submissions from a large number of subject areas.

Research Elements articles

Research Elements articles are brief, peer-reviewed articles that complement full research papers and describe output that has come about as a result of following the research cycle – this includes things like data, methods and protocols, software, code, hardware and more.

Further article types


Article pictoShort papers (<2 pages) that allow authors to publish interesting data that have not grown into a full piece of research; to share a follow-up result to a previously published paper; or to offer a description of a failed experiment to provide important new insight.

Lab resources

Lab pictoGeneration of reagents as cell lines, which are often prepared in the lab and never published at all, can now be actively reviewed, curated, formatted, indexed, given a DOI and publicly available to all upon publication.

Visual case discussions

Ethics pictoImage-based case discussions representing the entire core curriculum and subspecialties of clinical emergency medicine, including clinical photos, EKGs, ultrasound images, plain radiographs, and representative CT and MR images.

Tech colleaguesMirror journals

To expand our open access publishing options even further, we have introduced “mirror journals,” which enable authors to publish a gold open access article under a well-established journal brand. These innovative journal types share the same editorial board, scope, and peer review policies as their existing “parent” journals – and the same level of visibility and discoverability.

More information on mirror journals

Built-in innovations

Elsevier offers a number of state-of-the-art tools to help authors enhance the visibility and discoverability of their work, while also gaining a deeper understanding of how their research is being used and communicated within the scientific community.

PlumX examplePlumX Metrics

Elsevier’s PlumX Metrics, allows you to gather important insights on your article’s impact and interaction by measuring citations, usage, captures, mentions, and social media activity. PlumX Metrics provide insights into the ways people interact with individual pieces of research output (articles, conference proceedings, book chapters, and many more) in the online environment. Many journal homepages display the top 10 most popular articles according to PlumX social media metrics.

Mendeley Impact

As a published author, Mendeley Impact provides you with a unique, connected view of how your published articles are performing in terms of citations, how many Mendeley users have read your articles, views of the articles you have published in an Elsevier publication, your h-index and media mentions. Having this view helps you to evaluate and demonstrate your research impact.

Find out more about evaluating your impact here.

Discover the benefits you’ll enjoy when publishing open access with Elsevier.