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Direct Subscription Journals: A tailored journal solution

A ScienceDirect subscription option featuring world-class multidisciplinary journals to empower your researchers.

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Direct Subscription Journals

Elsevier’s Direct Subscription Journals (DSJ) are journals that are not part of the Freedom Collection. The DSJ list includes more than 120 journals from The Lancet Group, Cell Press and many prestigious societies and covers a wide range of issues in the biological sciences, health sciences, physical sciences and beyond.

Inspire research performance with top-tier journals

Direct Subscription Journals deliver the most current developments in their fields. By subscribing to these journals, researchers gain full access to countless scientific articles that help them in their daily work.

  • Over 100 million full-text article downloads per year with 4.6 million citations from 2017 to 2022

  • Groundbreaking research from top institutions and Nobel Prize winners

Tailor your collection with flexible subscription options. Our Direct Subscription Journals models provide flexible and customizable approaches to academic journal access. Institutions can choose from a wealth of high-quality journals and subscribe only to those titles that are relevant to their research interests and that fit your budget.

Direct subscription models offer permanent access to the current subscription year, as well as non-permanent access to backfiles based on your choice of model.

The Lancet Group: The best science for better lives

The Lancet journals are both a destination for publication and a platform to advance the global impact of research. The Lancet Group cares that an author’s work is highly visible to a global network of researchers, clinicians, industry professionals, policy makers, media outlets, patients and the wider public. Our team works with researchers and their affiliated institutions to maximize the impact of research on the world.

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Cell Press: Science that inspires

Cell Press publishes over 50 scientific journals across the life, physical, earth and health sciences, both independently and in partnership with scientific societies.

Cell Press inspires future directions in research by nurturing and supporting scholars and practitioners in all scientific disciplines, with passion demonstrated in everything that Cell Press does.

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Cell Press: Science that inspires

Societies Journals: Where expertise meets innovation

Elsevier is proud to partner with numerous prestigious societies to offer a wide range of journals across a variety of disciplines. We strive to accelerate the knowledge of medicine and the life sciences to improve the quality and duration of human life and to serve humanity.

Societies Journals

New to Direct Subscription Journals

  • Cell Press new physical science journal, Deviceopens in new tab/window.

  • The Journal of Nuclear Cardiology will be accessible via from January 2024.

  • The Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery will be accessible via from January 2024.

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