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Elsevier's logo. "Non solus" is Latin for "not alone."
Elsevier's logo. "Non solus" is Latin for "not alone."

Elsevier, the world's largest publisher of medical and scientific literature, forms part of the Reed Elsevier group. Based in Amsterdam, the company has substantial operations in the UK, USA and elsewhere. Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... A publisher is a person or entity which engages in the act of publishing. ... See drugs, medication, and pharmacology for substances that are used to treat patients. ... Scientific literature is the totality of publications that report original empirical and theoretical work in the sciences and social sciences. ... Reed Elsevier is a leading global publisher and information provider. ... Amsterdam Location Flag Country Netherlands Province North Holland Population 741,329 (1 August 2006) Agglomeration - up to 2. ...

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Origins

Elsevier took its name (in modernised form) from the historic Dutch publishing house of the same name (see House of Elzevir). The Elzevir family had operated as booksellers and publishers in the Netherlands. Its founder, Lodewijk Elzevir, (1542–1617) lived in Leiden and established the business in 1580. Elzevir was the name of a celebrated family of Dutch printers belonging to the 17th century. ... Lodewijk Elzevir (1546? - 1617) was a significant Dutch printer. ... Leyden redirects here. ... Events March 1 - Michel de Montaigne signs the preface to his most significant work, Essays. ...


As publishers of new work by Descartes, Galileo, and Grotius, they account for part of the reason for Bertrand Russell's comment that it "is impossible to exaggerate the importance of Holland in the seventeenth century, as the one country where there was freedom of speculation". René Descartes (March 31, 1596 – February 11, 1650), also known as Renatus Cartesius (latinized form), was a highly influential French philosopher, mathematician, scientist, and writer. ... KDFSAJFKASJDKFJASDKLJFDKLASJFLKJASKLFJLAKSJFLKSJALFKJSKLJFto the Sun-centered solar system which Galileo supported. ... Hugo Grotius Hugo Grotius (Huig de Groot, or Hugo de Groot; Delft, 10th April 1583 - Rostock, 28th August 1645) worked as a jurist in the United Provinces (now the Netherlands) and laid the foundations for international law, based on natural law. ... Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell OM FRS (18 May 1872 – 2 February 1970), was a British philosopher, logician, and mathematician. ...


Modern company

The modern company was founded in 1880. Leading products include journals such as The Lancet, Cell and Tetrahedron Letters, books such Gray's Anatomy and the ScienceDirect collection of electronic journals. Others include the Trends series, and the Current Opinion series. The Lancet is one of the oldest and most respected peer-reviewed medical journals in the world, published weekly by Elsevier, part of Reed Elsevier. ... Cell is a bi-monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal which publishes novel research in any area of experimental biology that is significant outside its field. ... Tetrahedron Letters is a weekly international journal for rapid publication of full original research papers in the field of organic chemistry. ... An illustration from the 1918 edition Henry Grays Anatomy of the Human Body, commonly known as Grays Anatomy after Henry Gray, is an anatomy textbook widely regarded as a classic work on human anatomy. ... Elseviers logo. ... Trends logo Trends is a series of scientific journals owned by Elsevier that produce review articles. ... Current Opinon is a series of scientific journals published by Elsevier on various subjects of biology: Current Opinion in Biotechnology (biotechnology) Current Opinion in Cell Biology (cell biology) Current Opinion in Chemical Biology (biochemistry) Current Opinion in Genetics & Development (developmental genetics) Current Opinion in Immunology (immunology) Current Opinion in Microbiology...


Elsevier at a glance

As the world’s largest provider of science and health information, Elsevier serves more than 30 million scientists, students, and health and information professionals worldwide.


Revenues: In 2005, Elsevier revenues totalled €2,097 million. For more information, visit Reed Elsevier's Investor Center or download the 2005 Annual Report.


Partners: with a global scholarly community of 7,000 journal editors, 70,000 editorial board members, 200,000 reviewers.


Publishes: the original work of more than 500,000 authors each year in 2,000 journals, 17,000 books, 20 new journals and 1,900 new books.


History: recently celebrated the 125th anniversary and the 425th anniversary of the publishing house of Elzevier from which the modern company takes its name.


CEO: Erik Engstrom


Headquarters: Amsterdam, Elsevier employs more than 7,000 people in over 70 offices across 24 countries


Elsevier has two distinct operating divisions: Science & Technology and Health Sciences. Products and services include electronic and print versions of journals, textbooks and reference works and cover the health, life, physical and social sciences.


Science & Technology

Mission: Contribute to the progress and application of science, by delivering superior information products and tools that build insights and enable advancement in research.


CEO : Herman van Campenhout, Elsevier, Science & Technology


Operations: Serving over 10 million researchers, across 4,500 institutions and 180 countries.


Communities served: Academic and government research institutions, corporate research labs, booksellers, librarians, scientific researchers, authors, and editors.


Flagship products & services: ScienceDirect, Scopus, Scirus, Embase, Engineering Village, Compendex, MDL Isentris, Cell, and The Lancet. Elseviers logo. ... Binomial name Scopus umbretta Gmelin, 1789 The Hammerkop (Scopus umbretta) is a medium sized (56cm) bird with a long shaggy crest. ... Scirus is a comprehensive science-specific search engine. ... Cell is a bi-monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal which publishes novel research in any area of experimental biology that is significant outside its field. ... The Lancet is one of the oldest and most respected peer-reviewed medical journals in the world, published weekly by Elsevier, part of Reed Elsevier. ...


Science and Technology imprints under Elsevier: Academic Press, Architectural Press, Butterworth-Heinemann, CMP, Digital Press, Elsevier, Focal Press, Gulf Professional Publishing, Morgan Kaufmann, Newnes, Pergamon, Pergamon Flexible Learning Academic Press (London, New York and San Diego) was an academic book publisher that is now part of Elsevier. ... Butterworth-Heinemann was a UK-based international publishing company specialized in professional information and learning materials for higher education and professional training, in printed and electronic forms. ... Digital Press is a website devoted to video games. ...


Health Sciences

Mission: Advancing medicine, by delivering superior education, reference information and decision support tools to doctors, nurses, health practitioners and students.


CEO: Brian Nairn, Elsevier, Health Sciences


Operations: Serving 20 million doctors, nurses, health professionals and students. Publishing in 12 languages including English, German, French Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Japanese and Chinese.


Communities served: Doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, medical and nursing students and schools, medical researchers, pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, and research establishments.


Flagship products & services: The 'Consult' series (PathConsult, NursingConsult, MDConsult, StudentConsult), Virtual Clinical Excursions, and major reference works such as Gray's Anatomy, Nelson' Pediatrics, Dorland's IIlustrated Medical Dictionary, Netter's Atlas of Human Anatomy. An illustration from the 1918 edition Henry Grays Anatomy of the Human Body, commonly known as Grays Anatomy after Henry Gray, is an anatomy textbook widely regarded as a classic work on human anatomy. ... Dorlands Medical Dictionary was first published in 1890 as the American Illustrated Medical Dictionary including 770 pages. ... Dr. Frank H. Netter (25 April, 1906-17 September 1991) was an artist, physician, and most notably, a leading medical illustrator. ...


Health-care imprints under Elsevier: Saunders, Mosby, Churchill Livingstone, Butterworth-Heinemann, Hanley & Belfus Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Mosby can refer to: John S. Mosby, a Confederate partisan ranger in the American Civil War, leader of the famed Mosbys Rangers. Mosby, Missouri Mosby, Eric, Billiards player Mosby, Norway Mosby (Mosbyd)- euphemism for ejaculation. ... Imprint of a medical publishing company owned by Elsevier Ltd, but previously owned by Harcourt and Pearsons. ... Butterworth-Heinemann was a UK-based international publishing company specialized in professional information and learning materials for higher education and professional training, in printed and electronic forms. ...


Criticism

In recent years the subscription rates charged by the company for its journals have been criticised; some very large journals (those with more than 5000 articles) charge subscription prices as high as $14,000, far above average. The company has been criticised not just by advocates of a switch to the so-called open-access publication model, but also by universities whose library budgets make it difficult for them to afford current journal prices. Open access (OA) is the free online availability of digital content. ...


In November 1999 the complete Editorial Board of the Journal of Logic Programming (50 editors in total) collectively resigned after 16 months of unsuccessful negotiations with Elsevier Press about the price of library subscriptions. This editorial board created a new journal (Theory and Practice of Logic Programming) with a lower priced publisher, and on its side Elsevier continued the publication of the journal with a completely different editorial board and a slightly different name (The Journal of Logic and Algebraic Programming).


At the end of 2003, the entire editorial board of the prestigious Journal of Algorithms resigned to start Transactions on Algorithms with a different, lower priced publisher.[1][2]


The same happened in 2005 to the International Journal of Solids and Structures whose editors resigned to start the Journal of Mechanics of Materials and Structures. However, a new editorial board was quickly established and the journal continues in unaltered form.


On August 10, 2006, the entire editorial board of the distinguished mathematical journal Topology handed in their resignation, again because of stalled negotiations with Elsevier to lower the subscription price.[3] This board has now launched the new Journal of Topology at a far lower price, under the auspices of the London Mathematical Society.[4] For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Topology is a distinguished mathematical journal publishing scholarly articles related to topology and geometry. ...


Imprints

Academic Press (London, New York and San Diego) was an academic book publisher that is now part of Elsevier. ... Imprint of a medical publishing company owned by Elsevier Ltd, but previously owned by Harcourt and Pearsons. ... Mosby can refer to: John S. Mosby, a Confederate partisan ranger in the American Civil War, leader of the famed Mosbys Rangers. Mosby, Missouri Mosby, Eric, Billiards player Mosby, Norway Mosby (Mosbyd)- euphemism for ejaculation. ... Butterworth-Heinemann was a UK-based international publishing company specialized in professional information and learning materials for higher education and professional training, in printed and electronic forms. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ...

External links

  • Company website
  • Early history of Elsevier family
  • History of the modern company (PDF)
  • BBC News: Reed criticised for 'arms link'
  • CAAT's page on Reed Elsevier
  • Tom Stafford's blog on Elsevier
  • Elsevier Librarians Home
  • Engineering Information
  • Elsevier Health Sciences Asia

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Elsevier - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (7130 words)
Elsevier’s history is one of a series of collaborations in the effort to advance science and health.
Although the modern Elsevier company cannot in any way take credit for the achievements of the seventeenth century Elzevirs, or even lay claim to the creation of the Elsevier printer’s mark, it is fair to say that the company was founded upon an idealistic vision of continuing the original publisher’s honored traditions.
Elsevier provided the library with digital copies of its entire ScienceDirect journal collection (including backfiles of The Lancet dating back 180 years and backfiles of all of its journals back to volume 1, number 1, the result of a $40 million investment Elsevier made to capture its entire journal heritage in digital form).
Reed Elsevier - definition of Reed Elsevier in Encyclopedia (251 words)
Reed Elsevier started operation in January 1993, as the result of a merger of the British trade book and magazine publisher Reed International, with the Dutch science publisher Elsevier NV.
Reed Elsevier are being criticized increasingly for their pricing policies, especially Elsevier Science and LexisNexis, which have been operating at very high profit margins for several years.
Members of the scientific community have repeatedly called for boycotting of Elsevier journals and moving to open access publications such as those of the Public Library of Science or BioMed Central.
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