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Elsevier, the modern publishing business, was founded in 1880. It has evolved from a small Dutch publishing house devoted to classical scholarship into an international multimedia publishing business with over 20,000 products for educational and professional science and healthcare communities worldwide. Elsevier takes its name from the original House of Elzevir, a Dutch family publishing house founded in 1580.

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The Elsevier logo on an old purpose-built office in Amsterdam (dating from around 1912)


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Elsevier is a global business with its head office in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and has offices worldwide.

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Elsevier works in partnership with the research community, librarians, funders and other stakeholders to develop polices to help our customers and clarify our position on key issues.

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Industry standards

Elsevier is a leader in initiatives that drive the way information is reviewed, validated, archived and disseminated. Our many partnerships help to foster communication, build insights and enable individual and collective advancement in scientific research and healthcare.

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