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Publish with us

Welcome researchers & authors

This is your section. Here you will find useful information in order to search on ScienceDirect and find answers to your research questions. As an author, this section offers relevant information to publish open access under the DEAL publishing agreement.

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What content will you find on this page?

Discover our database with academic literature, upcoming webinars, learn more about publishing and the specifics of open access. Understand the submission process for our open access journals and get to know SienceDirect better.

ScienceDirect at a glance

Search through research content

ScienceDirect is Elsevier’s primary platform of peer-reviewed academic literature. Elevate your research and scholarly pursuits using our database of fully reviewed scientific, technical, and health-related articles. Our user-friendly features facilitate effortless access to information, allowing you to stay updated and enhance your productivity.

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User guide

Tips & tricks

Need a helping hand navigating ScienceDirect? Explore our video tutorial on the left and click on the button for a comprehensive user guidance. ​

ScienceDirect: a general introduction

Webinars & recordings

Discover our latest free webinars for researchers and authors. In 2024, we are focusing on the theme Scientific Writing and Publishing. 

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Author publishing guide

General information for Researchers

Elsevier provides resources for researchers with expert guidance, resources and self-learning tools to help you advance your research and authorship.

We offer you support throughout the publication process, from identifying the best journal for your work, to making the most of the peer review process. 


Navigate your research journey with Researcher Academy. Free e-learning modules developed by global experts. Career guidance and advice. To get unlimited access to all modules, sign in or register. 

More information on specific journals

Cell Press

Cell publishes findings of unusual significance in any area of experimental biology, including but not limited to cell biology, molecular biology, neuroscience, immunology, virology and microbiology, cancer, human genetics, systems biology, signaling, and disease mechanisms and therapeutics. 

Cell press

The Lancet

The Lancet, a world-leading medical journal founded in 1823, committed to applying scientific knowledge to improve health and advance human progress .

The lancet
Get published guidebook

Get published: A guidebook for success in grant writing and publishing your research

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Open access for authors

General terminology and definitions

Visit the following page to inform yourself about the terminology and definitions:

OA terminology and definitions

Author rights and licenses

When you publish open access with us you benefit from the world-class expertise of our editors and reviewers, state-of-the-art innovations that measure your impact and make your work more visible (and your life easier), and exposure on the world’s biggest publishing platform, ScienceDirect. Your work is also included in relevant indexes and databases, and we ensure that it always remains discoverable and accessible, no matter how much time passes.

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Learn more about author rights and licenses

Open access FAQ

Visit the researcher academy support centre to gather more information and answers to possible questions related to open access and publishing.

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Related open science information

Elsevier partners with the research community to empower open science. Together we can create a more inclusive, collaborative and transparent world of research.

Contact & support

We’d love to hear from you. Your opinion matters and we’re striving for continuous improvement of this portal and our services to you. If you have feedback or you need help with a specific topic, feel free to contact our experts (see below contact details) or visit our DEAL support page.

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If you would like to get in touch with our customer consultants, please feel free drop in during the consultation hours: Thursdays at 10:00 CET (please dial in before 10:30 CET)

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