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Through the Newsroom we inform media about the latest research papers published in Elsevier journals and put them in contact with industry and publishing experts. We also help reporters to explore and report on the complex and ever-evolving worlds of science and publishing.

On this page, you can find information about our free access programme and newsletter for journalists; you can check our press releases (in English) feed to find out all the latest news from Elsevier and if you have any questions or comments, please reach out to one of our media contacts.

Research highlights

The Elsevier Research Selection (ERS) is a bi-weekly newsletter for (science) journalists to receive updates about recently published research. The newsletter includes a selection of topical research articles which have just appeared online on ScienceDirect. Through free media access to ScienceDirect, journalists can click through to full articles. Papers included cover research which will appeal to the general public, such as health, food, psychology, environment and sport. Every so often, the newsletter focuses on a specific theme.

Free access for journalists

Elsevier provides science journalists with free media access to a range of its tools and databases to help them to get the information they need to inform and educate the public about science in the broadest sense. If you are an accredited journalist and would like free media access to any of the platforms listed below, email us.


ScienceDirect is Elsevier’s leading platform offering the full-text scientific, technical and medical content of over 14 million publications from nearly 3,800 journals and more than 35,000 books from Elsevier, our imprints and our society partners: a quarter of the world’s published academic content. Many articles contain interactive elements such as audio, video, graphs, tables and images, as well as contextual information from external subject-specific datasets. ScienceDirect also covers pre-published articles and open access content from Elsevier journals.


Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature covering science, technology, medicine, social sciences and arts & humanities. It gives you access to more than 61 million scientific documents, published as far back as 1823, across 21,000 titles from over 5,000 publishers around the world. As a journalist you can easily search for research by keyword, subject area, researcher or journal, through integrated analytical tools. Scopus can also help you to discover trending topics and subject matter experts in fields of interest.


SciVal allows you to visualise and track research performance at both an institutional and country level based on data from 7,500 research institutions and 220 countries worldwide gathered from more than 38 million publication records from 21,912 journals of 5,000 publishers (data from Scopus). Using advanced data analytics super-computer technology, SciVal allows you to instantly process an enormous amount of data to generate powerful data visualisations of research productivity both in terms of output and impact.


Mendeley is a reference manager and academic social network with millions of users within the science and research community worldwide. There are thousands of public groups on Mendeley which you can follow and you can join discussions to find out the latest research trends. In addition, you can contact scientists individually to follow how their work develops. By setting up a profile, you can add links to all your articles and publications, professional affiliation and research areas of interest. Mendeley's suite of free, cloud-based tools lets you discover and organise content anywhere, on any device.


ClinicalKey is Elsevier's key medical search engine and database designed primarily for clinicians. It covers the largest collection of published medical resources in every medical and surgical speciality and includes all Elsevier medical and surgical published content, Medline abstracts, plus videos, images, procedures and drug references and trials. Medical and healthcare journalists can use ClinicalKey to find backgrounds to diagnoses and medical conditions and discover the latest research on diseases and treatments.

Media contacts

Global Communications

Andrew Davis
Director, Communications
Tel: +44 (0)7393 242 466

David Tucker
Sr. Communications Manager
Research Products
Tel: +44 (0)7920 536 160

Jason Chan
Director, Communications, Asia Pacific
Tel: +65 9177 8358

Jonathan Davis
Communications Officer
Tel: +31 (0)62 098 7384

Ylann Schemm
Elsevier Foundation and External Partnerships
Tel: +31 (0)20 485 2025

Additional media contacts

RELX Group
Paul Abrahams
Head of Corporate

The Lancet
Seil Collins
Media Relations Manager
Tel: +44 (0)207 424 4949

Cell Press
Joseph N. Caputo
Media Relations Manager
Press & Media Relations
Tel: +1 617 335 6270

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