Government edition

ScienceDirect Government Edition is a cost-effective way for small government organizations to provide access to a broad range of trusted peer-reviewed journals so your organization can improve its own productivity and research output. It is ideal for:

  • Primary and secondary researchers
  • Policy makers
  • Consultants
  • Project managers

Benefits of Government Edition

ScienceDirect Government Edition offers over2,200 journals from the Elsevier collection, helping your organization to:

  • Improve researcher productivity with tools that make finding the most relevant content fast and easy
  • Validate your organization's research direction or policy-making decisions by keeping current with the latest information
  • Ensure your researchers focus on areas in which others have not already published
  • Save time managing document delivery, inter-library loans and title lists

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Intended for

Smaller government organizations of up to 100 users.

Note: Geographic restrictions apply. Please see Eligibility section below for details.

Content Collection

Over 2,200 journals published by Elsevier since 1995.

Note: Excludes Cell Press journals, third-party titles, transferred titles, titles published prior to 1995 and some society titles
For detailed, up-to-date content lists, see Journal Title Information

Additional Content Options

  • Backfile subject collections prior to 1995 (no archiving rights)
  • Transactional and pay-per-view access to articles outside your collection

Additional print subscriptions are also available.


Browse and search journal content on ScienceDirect.

Download full-text articles (PDF or HTML) as covered by your subscription.

View abstracts in the references of HTML articles where available.


Full ScienceDirect functionality, including full-text searching, CrossRef linking and personalization features.

Usage Reports

COUNTER-compliant reports available via the Usage Tool.

Post-termination Access Rights

Access-only model (no archival rights after subscription expiration or cancellation)

Subscription Period

Calendar year or multi-year subscriptions are available.


Based on the total number of users and anticipated number of downloaded articles* per user per year.

Eligibility & Purchasing

Up to but not exceeding 100 total users.

*ScienceDirect tracks the number of articles downloaded each month by users to determine the reasonable number of articles required and that is most appropriate for an organization. Based on usage trends within a given year combined with the total number of users during the same year, the price level may be adjusted for the following year.

Available to government organizations located in Europe, Asia and the Pacific regions, South Africa and Israel.

To learn more or to check your institutional pricing, see or contact the Global Sales Office.