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April 23, 2024

Elsevier Elsevier appoints Dr Kieran West MBE as Executive Vice President of Strategy. Elsevier, a global leader in scientific information and analytics, announced today the appointment of Dr Kieran West MBE as Executive Vice President of Strategy, effective immediately. Most recently, he served as Strategy Director at Bupa Global and UK, a leading healthcare provider and insurer, where he was instrumental in shaping the company's strategic direction. Prior to his time at Bupa, he served as an Associate Partner at McKinsey, where he advised both domestic and global companies on achieving commercial success. He previously taught mathematics at King's College School, UK. His academic achievements include a PhD in History from the University of Cambridge, an MA in War Studies from King's College London, and a PGCE degree in Mathematics. [Full Announcement].

March 6, 2024

Elsevier Elsevier and Iktos partner to deliver an AI-driven synthetic chemistry platform for drug discovery. Elsevier, a global leader in information and data analytics, has signed a multi-year agreement with Iktos( a company specializing in artificial intelligence for new drug discovery. The partnership will strengthen Elsevier's flagship chemistry solution, Reaxys, by combining the company's high-quality chemistry data with synthetic planning AI technologies developed by Iktos to accelerate chemistry research for pharmaceutical companies. [Full Announcement].

February 21, 2024

Elsevier Elsevier and Vanderbilt University's Heard Libraries establish landmark five-year open access transformative agreement. Elsevier, a global leader in information analytics and scientific publishing, is pleased to announce a five-year read and publish agreement with Vanderbilt University's Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries that will advance open science and enhance access to scholarly research. The transformative agreement, which is effective through 2028, provides Vanderbilt researchers with access to high-quality research published in Elsevier's extensive portfolio of journals. Vanderbilt researchers will also enjoy expanded open access publishing options in those journals, enhancing the visibility and impact of their work. The agreement supports a sustainable scholarly publishing model that aligns with values of openness, inclusivity and equity. [Full Announcement].

Elsevier Rutgers enters into transformative open access agreement with leading academic publisher Elsevier. Rutgers University announced a historic, transformative open-access partnership with Elsevier, a global leader in information, scientific research, and analytics that publishes leading academic journals including The Lancet and Cell. This agreement marks an important step toward making the results of Rutgers' research openly accessible, increasing its readership and impact, and ensuring it is globally and permanently available. The five-year arrangement managed by the Rutgers University Libraries will make over 4,600 journals, 1,400 of which are fully open access, accessible to the Rutgers community. [Full Announcement].

February 6, 2024

Elsevier Elsevier launches Complete HeartX, the world's first heart education experience in spatial computing. Elsevier Health launched Complete HeartX, a groundbreaking educational tool designed exclusively for Apple Vision Pro, the world's first spatial computer. The tool unlocks an immersive and powerful experience that allows users to discover the heart like never before. Designed to take advantage of the unique capabilities of Apple Vision Pro, Complete HeartX seamlessly merges the digital and physical world. By being able to explore the heart in stunning detail, users can bridge the gap between theory and practice. Complete HeartX combines detailed 3D models, animations, images, videos, educational scenes and clinical simulations to make learning about the heart engaging and informative. The app is based on Elsevier's evidence-based content including Complete Anatomy, Osmosis and Gray's Anatomy and has been created by Elsevier's experts in anatomy and 3D modeling. [Full Announcement].

January 17, 2024

Elsevier Launch of Scopus AI to help researchers navigate the world of research. Elsevier launched Scopus AI, a generative AI product to help researchers and research institutions get fast and accurate summaries and research insights that support collaboration and societal impact. Scopus AI is based on Scopus' trusted content from over 27,000 academic journals, from more than 7,000 publishers worldwide, with over 1.8 billion citations, and includes over 17 million author profiles. Scopus content is vetted by an independent board of world-renowned scientists and librarians who represent the major scientific disciplines. Since the alpha launch in August 2023, thousands of researchers across the world have tested Scopus AI. [Full Announcement].

January 12, 2024

Elsevier Elsevier announces the appointment of Mirit Eldor to Managing Director of Life Sciences Solutions. Elsevier, a global leader in information and analytics, announced today the appointment of Mirit Eldor as Managing Director, Life Sciences Solutions. Elsevier's Life Sciences Solutions business serves pharmaceutical, biotech and life sciences companies around the world with trusted, data-led analytical insights that help research and development teams innovate effectively and efficiently using curated and validated scientific information. [Full Announcement].

December 19, 2023

Elsevier Elsevier introduces digital enhancements to medical literature, revolutionizing article-based education. Elsevier, a global leader in evidence-based clinical practice content, research publishing, and information analytics, announced the launch of an exciting new feature aimed at improving medical literature by introducing videos to official journal publications. Enhanced Publications is the latest tool in Elsevier's portfolio aimed at bettering the clinician experience. It is fully peer-reviewed, indexed content and will allow physicians to access the wealth of information in select high-profile medical journals through sponsored video content. [Full Announcement].

December 4, 2023

Elsevier Professor Sarah Main Joins Elsevier as Vice President for Academic and Government Relations, UK​. Elsevier announced the appointment of Professor Sarah Main as Vice President for Academic and Government Relations, UK effective December 1st, 2023. Professor Main brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her new role at Elsevier. With a distinguished career in scientific research and policy, she has played a pivotal role in advancing science and promoting collaboration between academia, industry, and government. In her new position, Professor Main will be responsible for guiding Elsevier's scientific strategy, fostering innovation, and ensuring the company continues to contribute significantly to the advancement of global research. Her deep understanding of the scientific landscape and commitment to open science align seamlessly with Elsevier's mission to support the global research community. [Full Announcement].

November 9, 2023

Elsevier Elsevier introduces authoritative scientific Datasets to fuel innovation and business-critical decisions in life sciences, chemicals and other research-intensive industries. Elsevier, a global leader in scientific information and data analytics, announced a new offering of enriched and authoritative scientific Datasets to power data applications that solve R&D challenges. Elsevier's Datasets enable researchers, data scientists and practice leaders to answer R&D questions with greater speed and precision across many industries, including life sciences, energy, chemicals and materials, and technology. Use cases span a variety of data science and analytical projects including identifying disease targets using natural language processing, predicting molecule efficacy and toxicity using neural networks, predictive modeling, Key Opinion Leader analysis and more. [Full Announcement].

October 20, 2023

Elsevier Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries and Elsevier Begin Contract Negotiations. Sixteen university libraries in Colorado and Wyoming are collaborating to address critical issues in academic publishing that are creating inequities in access to information and raising the cost of academic journal subscriptions beyond what campus budgets can afford. The university libraries are members of the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries, which is negotiating renewal of the Elsevier journal package on behalf of this consortium. The current multi-year contract with Elsevier expires at the end of 2023. [Full Announcement].

October 17, 2023

Elsevier Elsevier introduces Geographical Pricing Pilot to support authors in low- and middle-oncome countries with equitable open access publishing options. Elsevier announced that it is piloting Geographical Pricing for Open Access across 142 of its Gold Open Access journals to make open access article publishing charges (APCs) more affordable for authors in low- and middle-income countries. The GPOA model, a publishing industry first, is set to take effect from January 2024. As part of the pilot, Elsevier will structure its article publishing charges for this subset of journals based on countries' local economic conditions and average income. By tailoring pricing structures according to Gross National Income per capita, a transparent and well-established measure used by many international organisations including Research4Life, Elsevier aims to reduce financial barriers that have traditionally hindered researchers and institutions from low and middle-income countries from publishing the latest research in Gold Open Access journals. Elsevier's approach to GPOA and country banding based on GNI are outlined on our website. A full list of the journals taking part in this novel pilot can be found here. Elsevier will continue to waive APCs for authors in the lowest economic band and already provides affordable access to over 100,000 peer-reviewed resources for institutions in 120 low- and middle-income countries through Research4Life. [Full Announcement].

October 13, 2023

Elsevier Japan Alliance of University Library Consortia for E-Resources (JUSTICE) and Elsevier strike agreement to accelerate open access publishing in Japan while providing continued access to quality research. Japan Alliance of University Library Consortia for E-Resources (JUSTICE) and Elsevier have established a transformative agreement in a major step forward in advancing global access to Japan's scholarly publications through open access publishing. The three-year agreement will take effect from 2024 to 2026.The agreement, the largest of its kind to date in Japan and Asia, aims to openly share and amplify Japan's world-class research for the benefit of society. [Full Announcement].

September 6, 2023

Elsevier The DEAL Consortium and Elsevier announce transformative open access agreement for Germany. The DEAL Consortium, representing the German research institutions, and Elsevier, a global leader in scientific information and data analytics, are delighted to announce a transformative open access agreement for Germany. The landmark five-year agreement, signed on 1 September by Elsevier and the DEAL operating entity, MPDL Services gGmbH, is set to run until the end of 2028 and is designed to make a large part of German research openly accessible worldwide. [Full Announcement].

August 2, 2023

Elsevier Elsevier takes Scopus to the Next Level with Generative AI. Elsevier released an alpha version of Scopus AI for researcher testing, a next generation tool that combines generative AI with Scopus' trusted content and data to help researchers get deeper insights faster, support collaboration and societal impact of research. For more than a decade, Elsevier has been using AI and machine learning technologies responsibly in its products combined with its unparalleled peer-reviewed content, extensive data sets, and sophisticated analytics to help researchers, clinicians, students and educators discover, advance and apply trusted knowledge. Scopus AI provides easy-to-read topic summaries based on trusted content from over 27,000 academic journals, from more than 7,000 publishers worldwide, with over 1.8 billion citations, and includes over 17 million author profiles. Content is rigorously vetted and selected by an independent review board. [Full Announcement].

May 24, 2023

Elsevier Improving global research discoverability and visibility through ScienceDirect. ScienceDirect, the Elsevier platform that is a leading source of scientific, technical, and medical research, has today published its ‘Expanded reach on a trusted platform' report. The report is free to download and explores the initial results of ScienceDirect's pilot initiative that enables researchers to search and discover articles from five publishing partners alongside content from Elsevier journals. [Full Announcement].

February 27, 2023

Elsevier Elsevier and SANLiC establish first transformational open access agreement. Elsevier and The South African National Library and Information Consortium, a non-profit organization that represents the interests of academic and research libraries in South Africa, announced a transformational agreement that will significantly enhance the research and learning experience for the SANLiC community and support all researchers from participating institutions in publishing their research Open Access. [Full Announcement].

February 10, 2023

Elsevier Tulane University announces first transformative agreement with Elsevier. Elsevier, a global leader in research publishing and information analytics, and Tulane University, a leading research institution in the Gulf Coast of the United States, announced the institution's new transformative agreement for reading and publishing. The transformative agreement will continue to provide access to the same extensive portfolio of ScienceDirect journals that enhance the learning and research experience for the Tulane community while now also supporting all researchers in publishing their research Open Access at no extra cost to the author. [Full Announcement].

February 2, 2023

Elsevier Elsevier launches Reproductive Health Hub in the US to support healthcare professionals with free, evidence-based medical content. Elsevier announced the launch of the Reproductive Health Hub to support healthcare professionals with trusted information about reproductive health topics including fertility, pregnancy, contraception, and menopause. The hub includes an extensive set of clinical guidelines on various areas of reproductive health and health issues related to pregnancy. There are resources on relevant nursing skills, such as undertaking ultrasounds, providing bereavement support and the identification and treatment of possible side effects of pregnancy. The hub will also feature educational resources for healthcare professionals to share with patients, providing valuable information on issues relating to fertility, pregnancy and menopause, as well as education on the many medications that can be used in reproductive healthcare. [Full Announcement].

February 1, 2023

Elsevier Elsevier appoints Charlotte Wien to the newly created role of Vice President, European Library Relations. Elsevier announced the appointment of Dr. Charlotte Wien to the newly created role of Vice President, European Library Relations. Dr. Wein will join Elsevier on February 01, 2023 to build and enhance the company's relationships with the European academic library community, and to strengthen Elsevier's commitment to be a trusted, innovative, and collaborative provider of services and content. She will report to Gwen Evans, Vice President of Global Library Relations. [Full Announcement].