Author resources

Whether you are planning a research project or working on your next manuscript, Elsevier’s Author resources 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 and preparation process

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 Research Academy 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 Programme 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 Research Academy has online lectures, courses and quick guides to help you with the writing process and to better understand what journal editors are looking for.
  • Elsevier's language editing services ensure your manuscript is written in correct scientific English before submission.

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 from 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 to get noticed

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

3. Submission process

Find a journal for your manuscript

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

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.

Familiarise yourself with the reviewing process

Visit the Research Academy 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

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. Find out more about measuring your articles impact here.

Share your research online

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