World Health Awareness 2021

Research & resources for building a fairer, healthier world

Elsevier supports World Health awareness with freely available research and other resources

It is no secret that the ability to live a healthy life and have better access to healthcare is related to the conditions we live in. People around the world struggle with lack of clean air and water, shortages of food, and little or no access to education and health services.

It is clear that knowledge is key to improving conditions for at-risk populations. Our mission at Elsevier is to help researchers and healthcare professionals advance science and boost health outcomes for the benefit of society. We offer resources that support this mission and that of the World Health Organization’s new campaign for “building a fairer, healthier world.”

Resources available to all researchers

Novel Coronavirus Resource Directory

Novel Coronavirus Resource Directory | Elsevier

To support the extraordinary efforts of the health and research communities combatting coronavirus, we have created a range of free resources, including evidence-based clinical guidance and more than 41,000 research articles to read, download and data mine. This directory provides a complete overview of these resources.

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Scopus Author Profiles

Scopus Author Profiles - grey verctor globus illustration | Elsevier

Researchers can search across 17 million Scopus author profiles to find subject matter experts and identify potential collaborators, reviewers, advisors, mentors or co-authors. In addition, researchers can ensure their own author profile is up-to-date and claim research to be included in their profile.

Author profiles are available with or without a Scopus subscription.

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Public Health journal

Public Health journal, cover | Elsevier

Public Health is for public health practitioners and researchers and those who manage and deliver public health services and systems. It is of interest to anyone involved in provision of public health programmes, the care of populations or communities, and those who contribute to public health systems in any way.

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Med journal

Med journal | Elsevier

Med is a premier clinical and translational research monthly journal. Med publishes rigorously vetted original research and state-of-the-art Review and Perspective articles across the translational and clinical continuum. Med is under free promotional access until September 1, 2021.

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Chem Catalysis journal

Chem Catalysis journal, cover | Elsevier

Chem Catalysis, a sister journal of the award-winning Cell Press chemistry title Chem, is a premier journal publishing innovative and insightful research on fundamental and applied catalysis. Chem Catalysis is under free promotional access until December 2021

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Smart Health journal

Smart Health journal, cover | Elsevier

Smart Health focuses on topics pertaining to devices, sensing, computing and communication technologies, software/hardware modeling and system architectures toward Personalized, Pervasive, Participatory, Predictive, Preventive, Programmable and Perpetual (P7) Healthcare.

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Promotional journal articles from three select societies


Annals of Oncology journal

Annals of Oncology journal, cover | Elsevier

Annals of Oncology provides rapid and efficient peer-reviewed publications on innovative cancer treatments or translational work related to oncology and precision medicine.

Chest journal

Chest journal, cover | Elsevier

Chest provides high quality clinical research advancing the care of patients served by multidisciplinary clinicians across pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine.

Journal of Vascular Surgery

Journal of Vascular Surgery, cover | Elsevier

Journal of Vascular Surgery is a premier international journal of medical, endovascular and surgical care of vascular diseases aiming to improve patient management.

The following journal articles are freely accessible until July 31, 2021

Freely available book chapters


Below is a curated list of freely available book chapters that support advancing research to ensure health and well-being for all.

Design for Health | Elsevier

Design for Health, 2020

Chapter 16 - Design for Global Health This chapter advances SDG 3 by exploring the current state of design as applied to global health, models of how it is carried out, and some of the questions that arise for practitioners.

Psychology and Climate Change | Elsevier

Psychology and Climate Change, 2018

Chapter 5 - A diversity science approach to climate changeThis book chapter advances SDGs 10 and 13 by explaining how current psychological perspectives on social identity, identity-based motivation, and belonging help shape public engagement and identify key social psychological processes that may contribute to persistent and substantial disparities in the environmental sector.

Social Ecology in the Digital Age | Elsevier

Social Ecology in the Digital Age, 2018

Chapter 5 - Promoting Personal and Public HealthThis chapter advances SDGs 3 and 11 by addressing the challenges of promoting personal and population health from the different vantage points of biomedical, biopsychosocial, and social ecological models.

Chapter 8 - Designing Resilient and Sustainable CommunitiesThis chapter advances SDGs 3 and 11 by identifying strategies for improving the design and sustainability of built environments. Resilience and sustainability are viewed at different scales as they apply to buildings, neighborhoods, communities, regional, and global ecosystems.

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For Scopus users:

Pre-generated search queries for 16 of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are part of a plan to end poverty, protect the planet and improve the lives and prospects of everyone by 2030.

The 16 pre-generated SDG queries on Scopus allow you to explore the work being done by the various countries, institutions and researchers for each SDG. Each search query generates a pre-defined query string to Scopus documents for each SDG.

Learn how SDG queries work on Scopus

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Elsevier Books mapped to UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Our archive of over 2,000+ recently added books are mapped to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, which features titles to help address the challenges of delivering wellness on a global level.

See the full list and access them on ScienceDirect