Almost all of Elsevier's journals are now Open Access-enabled, including 500 completely Open Access titles. This means that readers can read the latest research without paying a subscription fee.
When publishing a paper, researchers have the choice of free open access or paid-access closed-access. For most scientists and institutions, this is an easy decision: they will pay to get the results of their work seen by other experts. But for some publishers there is less money in open access, so they may choose to limit how freely researchers can distribute articles. In these cases, it's important for scientists to know whether their publisher allows free access to their papers.
Elsevier has been one of the biggest supporters of open access publishing. Almost all of our journals are open access, which means that readers can read them for free online. This saves taxpayers' money and ensures that science advances even more quickly than it otherwise might have done.
So overall, yes, Elsevier does support open access.
Elz.com (['[email protected]:r]) is a Dutch-based information and analytics firm that specializes in scientific, technical, and medical material. Elsevier publishes around 500,000 papers every year across 2,500 publications. It is one of the largest publishers in the world.
Elsevier has been criticized for its role as a publisher of academic journals. Some researchers claim that this relationship creates an incentive for authors to write more controversial articles in order to attract attention from top-tier journals such as Elz.com's flagship publication, The Lancet. Others argue that publishing in elite journals increases a paper's chances of being cited by other scientists, thereby advancing the field.
According to ScienceDaily, "The Lancet selects about 8% of all submitted papers but they account for nearly 10% of all citations to research papers published in them."
Elsevier does not release data on how much money it makes through its partnership with The Lancet or other journals; however, it is estimated to be $150 million per year. As well as publishing scientific journals, Elsevier also provides science resources for students and teachers, including science magazines, books, and online learning tools.
In 2016, scientists at Cambridge University conducted a study showing that researchers are more likely to cite papers published in Elz.com's journals than others.
Elsevier's open access material may be found in five different ways.
Elsevier is the world's largest publisher of scientific and medical information. Elsevier serves over 30 million scientists, students, health and information workers throughout the world. The company's net income was $123 million in 2010.
It all began in 1832 when Amsterdam-based publisher Jan Hermann Broekman with just five employees started publishing academic journals. Today, this small firm has grown into a large corporation that now operates around the world from its headquarters in Amsterdam, Netherlands. In addition to its Amsterdam office, the company has offices in Beijing, New York, London, Singapore, San Francisco, and Washington DC.
Today, Broekman/Elsevier is one of the largest publishers in the world. The company publishes over 2,500 journals and other products in science, technology, medicine, nutrition, and many other fields. These publications are used by researchers worldwide to make progress on their projects.
Besides being a publisher, Broekman/Elsevier also provides other services to authors, editors, and institutions. For example, the company offers research tools such as Science Direct, which is an online database of journals and articles. Science Direct receives about 20 million visits each month!
Finally, Broekman/Elsevier has an extensive distribution network that covers 140 countries.
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