Journals & Books on ScienceDirect

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Books and Journals are used together 500,000+ times per month on ScienceDirect.


Stay ahead with access to the latest scholarly articles in your field. ScienceDirect includes more than 2,650 peer-reviewed technical, health and scientific journals spanning 24 major scientific disciplines to keep you connected to both historical and the most current research in your subject of interest.

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New journals

Elsevier continues to add journals to its collection. See the overview of recently added titles or view journals expected to publish on ScienceDirect within the next 12 months. Please note that the publishing schedule for upcoming titles is subject to change and all information should therefore be seen  as tentative.

Journal collections

Give your library users access to additional and non-subscribed journal content and deep content in a specific field.

The Freedom Collection is available to ScienceDirect Complete academic customers only and offers access to additional non-subscribed Elsevier journal content.

The Special Journal Collections list includes some of the most prestigious titles published.

Subject collections offer a cost-effective way for ScienceDirect Complete customers to gain additional access to deep content in a specific field.

Titles in the subject collections

Not all titles are included in various discounted collections due to limited contractual arrangements. The Included/Excluded Titles list is subject to change as electronic rights for any given title can change as determined by the publisher or society.

Included/excluded titles

Title lists

See the complete list of journal and book titles available on ScienceDirect or discover the titles to which your organization subscribes. You can also access detailed information about the journal title list.

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Gain access to a collection of journals and books tailored to the needs of your sector, whether for corporations or two- and four-year baccalaureate institutions.




ScienceDirect Backfiles provides access to historical packages of journals published prior to 1995, which may go back to Volume 1, Issue 1.

Subscription and payment options

With a wide variety of options for how to access the latest interdisciplinary research, ScienceDirect offers an access model that will work for you.


Seamlessly connect to the answers you need with foundational information from Elsevier books – cited more than books by any other publisher. ScienceDirect provides access to more than 42,000 books that help researchers gain the insights they need to get ahead.

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Book title lists

All books currently available for purchase on ScienceDirect:

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With an average of 16.5 citations per book, our trusted reference books provide researchers with the context they need to gain insights and get ahead.

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Answering user needs no matter their level of research

Elsevier offers different content types which work in harmony on ScienceDirect to deliver the best source of knowledge, no matter what research stage a user is at.

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Unlock the power of co-usage

Whether conducting a broad subject overview or an in-depth analysis, books and journals work in harmony to impart researchers with knowledge, nurture insights and illuminate new paths for discovery. Using the many cross links embedded in publications on ScienceDirect, researchers can move seamlessly between the two formats across topics and disciplines.

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Filling content gaps

Choosing the right content for the library is challenging. Data tools including gap analysis, co-usage and citation analysis help empower the research community.

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Make your library more portable for students

Provide a dynamic learning experience for your patrons with eTextbooks on ScienceDirect.

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Shift to online learning

With always-on tools and resources, we are ready to help you keep driving successful learning outcomes.

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Open and complimentary access

Many researchers want their research to be available to anyone with an internet connection. Elsevier is a leading gold open access publisher and the largest publisher enabler of green open access. We host a growing number of open access journals with no subscription charges and provide free access to archived research or complimentary access content. The majority of our subscription journals also offer the option for authors to publish individual articles via open access.

Gold open access

Made available via article publishing charges that cover the expenses required for publication, gold open access articles are free for everyone to read and use.

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Green open access

Made available via subscriber-paid publication expenses, green open access articles are a version of subscription article that are also free for everyone to access.

ScienceDirect Topics

When researchers encounter unknown terms and concepts, they require contextual knowledge to move forward. Over 330,000 ScienceDirect Topics pages help researchers on the path to discovery by connecting them to key topics and critical context sources that are vital to their understanding.

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How ScienceDirect Topics work

Bring the path of discovery into researchers’ natural research workflow. ScienceDirect Topics combines cutting-edge technology with essential content to enhance the research process. They make it simpler for researchers to explore comprehensive and credible interdisciplinary research and knowledge.

For researchers and academics

Using smart technology and innovative algorithms, ScienceDirect Topics integrates select book and journal content using natural language processing tools. It creates an interactive, seamless and convenient reading experience to improve the research process for researchers, academics and students.

For authors

Creating a bridge between journal articles and book chapters, ScienceDirect Topics places your book content within researchers’ natural paths to discovery. It places relevant chapters directly in multiple research workflows to help foster insight and speed understanding of related topics.

For librarians

Fostering insight and guiding your researchers on their path to discovery, ScienceDirect Topics provides the most complete picture of researchers’ needs, revealing the true demand for content to help you determine if they are using the most reliable and accurate resources.

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