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With high-quality books and reference content and journals, the ScienceDirect platform uniquely supports an uninterrupted workflow so researchers move seamlessly between books and journals, and across topics and disciplines. It helps researchers in academia, government and corporate organizations make smarter and faster decisions.

Usage and analysis has shown that books enhance the value of journals and users get a bigger return on investment when they have access to both. Learn more about the platform.

  • Physical Sciences & Engineering publications cover a range of disciplines, from the theoretical to the applied.
  • Life Sciences journal articles and book chapters feature original research, insightful analysis, current theory and more.
  • Social Sciences & Humanities journals and books highlight historical context, current developments, theories, applications, trends and more.
  • Health Sciences collections — covering education, reference information and decision support — keep you up-to-date on medical developments to stimulate research and improve patient care.

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Open Access

As one of the fastest-growing open access publishers in the world, nearly all of Elsevier’s 2,650 journals now enable open access publishing, including 500 fully open access journals.
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>19M
articles & chapters
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>2,650
peer-reviewed journals
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>43K
Ebooks
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>363K
topics pages
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>600
open access publications
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>1.4M
open access
articles

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