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Elsevier Further Enhances its Article Page Design on ScienceDirect

October 8, 2012

AMSTERDAM, October 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

Next step in article page re-design encourages more efficient online

research discovery

Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com ], a world-leading provider of scientific, technical
and medical information products and services, announces the next step in enhancing its
article page design on ScienceDirect [http://www.sciencedirect.com ]. Following initial
changes made earlier this year, moving away from the traditional linear article by
improving in-article navigation and readability, the article has now been further
transformed into an interactive HTML format.

As online research continues to evolve, researchers are finding a greater need to
employ new publication, search, and discovery tools that help streamline their workflow
and improve expediency. The recently launched enhancements address these challenges,
offering researchers more interactive ways to efficiently pursue online research
communication. These recent enhancements include:

        - Downloadable tables and PowerPoint presentations that encourage re-use and
          citation
        - The ability to view references with their abstracts, without losing place in
          the current article
        - Additional context from related and citing articles as well as from external
          databases
        - Discipline-specific content, interactive visualization and workflow
          applications

“Science, by its very nature, produces a lot of data, so the ability to manage and use
this information effectively is an essential component to the success of the research
process,” said Olivier Dumon, Managing Director for Elsevier’s Academic and Government
Research Markets. “Our on-going enhancements of the ScienceDirect article page are an
example of how Elsevier’s leadership in delivering science information supports the needs
of the global research community.”

“Enhancing the article page offers researchers the right tools to disseminate, consume
and understand research while better managing the overwhelming volume of information
available,” said IJsbrand Jan Aalbersberg, Senior Vice President, Journal & Content
Technology at Elsevier. “With the Article of the Future project, the driver behind the
enhanced page format, Elsevier shows that we continue to invest in improving both
discipline-specific research communication and workflow solutions.”

About ScienceDirect

ScienceDirect [http://www.sciencedirect.com ] contains over a quarter of the world’s
full text scientific, technical and medical (STM) peer-reviewed articles – managed by
renowned editors, written by respected authors and read by researchers from around the
globe. Elsevier’s extensive full-text collection covers authoritative titles from the core
scientific literature with more than eleven million articles available online. Coverage
includes over 2,500 journal titles published by Elsevier with dynamic linking to journals
from approximately 2,000 STM publishers through CrossRef. Additionally, ScienceDirect
contains an expanding library of online major reference works, handbooks, book series and
over 10,000 eBooks in all fields of science seamlessly interlinked with primary research
referenced in journal articles.

About Article of the Future project

The Article of the Future project [http://www.articleofthefuture.com ] is an ongoing
Elsevier initiative that aims to revolutionize the traditional format of the academic
paper in regard to three key elements: presentation, content and context. The Article of
the Future project is a never-ending quest to explore better ways to create and deliver
the formal published record.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information
products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health
communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet
[http://www.thelancet.com ] and Cell [http://www.cell.com ], and close to 20,000 book
titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier’s online
solutions include ScienceDirect [http://www.sciencedirect.com ], Scopus
[http://www.scopus.com ], Reaxys [http://www.reaxys.com ], ClinicalKey
[https://www.clinicalkey.com ] and Mosby’s Nursing Suite
[http://www.confidenceconnected.com ], which enhance the productivity of science and health
professionals, and the SciVal suite [http://www.scival.com ] and MEDai’s Pinpoint Review
[http://www.medai.com ], which help research and health care institutions deliver better
outcomes more cost-effectively.

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com ]
employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC
[http://www.reedelsevier.com ], a world-leading publisher and information provider, which
is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN
(Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

        Media contact
        Harald Boersma
        Senior Manager Corporate Relations
        Elsevier
        +31-20-485-27-36
        h.boersma@elsevier.com

SOURCE Elsevier


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