Empowering Knowledge

Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals advance healthcare, open science, and improve performance for the benefit of humanity.

This is Elsevier

A digital business


of revenue from digital products.

14 million

users per month on ScienceDirect.

29 articles a second

full text articles were downloaded in 2016.

A big data business

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peer-reviewed research articles published annually.

Elsevier provides information analytics solutions and digital tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education.

is the world’s largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature covering:

5,000 international publishers

Totalling over
60 million documents
105 millionorganic, inorganic and organometallic compounds 43 millionchemical reactions 500 million published experimental facts

Reaxys® enables the shortest path to chemistry research answers, supporting drug discovery, chemical R&D, and education.

A trusted global partner

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Elsevier employs 7,500 people in 46 countries.

We also partner with:
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editors in academia
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editorial board members
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trusted reviewers

A technology business

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Elsevier employs over 1,000 of the world’s best technologists.

A digital education provider


Academic and government institutions around the world use Elsevier products.

500 million

standardized assessment items administered to North American students in nursing and health by HESI.

A trusted global partner

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user distribution continues to expand.

Usage (article downloads):

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Usage (article downloads):

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Changing times

Today’s researcher has many responsibilities to manage:

Write, edit & review manuscripts Do interdisciplinary research Build a network Manage & share data Develop new ideas Promote their work Gain recognition Perform, track & evaluate results Measure impact Compete for grants Conduct research Run projects or labs Mentor & teach Search & sift information
Compete for grants Run projects or labs Conduct research Write, edit & review manuscripts Search & sift information Mentor & teach Do interdisciplinary research Build a network Manage & share data Develop new ideas Promote their work Gain recognition Perform, track & evaluate results Measure impact

The academic community needs new tools to support more efficient and productive work.

Rich content Big data Authornetworks
Rich content Big data Author networks

Elsevier is uniquely positioned to develop tools that increase the chances of success. We combine rich content, data and vast author networks on smart platforms that make researchers more effective and better equipped to share their research.

A prestigious leader

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Elsevier is the global leader in Science, Technical and Health publishing.

Elsevier provides:

16% of all scientific articles published globally
>17% of the world’s clinical content

Almost 3 million unique authors
worldwide contributed to almost 1.4 million publications in Elsevier journals in the 3 years ending 2015.
We estimate that to be almost 30% of all active researchers globally.
Over a quarter of all researchers publish with Elsevier.

An analytics leader

University rankings

Times Higher Education, ShanghaiRanking Consultancy, and QS World University Rankings rely on Elsevier to generate global university rankings.

OECD, the UK government, the World Bank and the National Science Foundation rely on Elsevier data, reports and analysis for research and policy assessments. Australia, Italy, Portugal and the UK governments use Scopus data for research funding decisions.


provides quick access to the research performance of:


research institutions


nations worldwide

Since the year 2000, 163 of 164 Nobel laureates in science and economics have published in Elsevier journals. That’s more than 99%.