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Elsevier Announces the Launch of a New Journal: Energy Research & Social Science

September 30, 2013

OXFORD, England, September 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com ], a world-leading provider of scientific, technical
and medical information products and services, today announced the launch of the Energy
Research & Social Science, a new journal dedicated to examining the relationship between
energy systems and society.

Professor Benjamin Sovacool of Aarhus University and Vermont Law School will serve as
Editor-in-Chief. The journal aims to cover a range of topics revolving around the
intersection of energy technologies, fuels, and resources on one side, and social
processes and influences on the other. This way research on topics such as communities of
energy users, people affected by energy production, social institutions, customs,
traditions, behaviors, and policies will also be included.

“If society’s energy problems go beyond technology and economics – if they are in part
ethical, political, social, and behavioral – then we urgently need new ways of
understanding these complex, and often hidden, social dimensions of the global energy
system”, said Professor Sovacool. “It is human beings that consume energy services and
that are responsible for global climate change. Comprehending them is vital to designing
truly sustainable energy systems for our species and the planet.”

“Any new energy technology or process to increase energy efficiency needs to be
explored from a societal point of view”, added Clare Lehane, Publisher at Elsevier “Energy
Research & Social Science is a unique outlet for such research.”

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About Elsevier

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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
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health professionals, helping 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/Pages/Home.aspx ], a world leading provider of professional
information solutions. The group employs more than 30,000 people, including more than
15,000 in North America. Reed Elsevier Group plc is owned equally by two parent companies,
Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. Their shares are traded on the London, Amsterdam
and New York Stock Exchanges using the following ticker symbols: London: REL; Amsterdam:
REN; New York: RUK and ENL.

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