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Elsevier is an academic publishing company which publishes in the area of science, health, and technology.

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Elsevier production team messed up my paper. What should I do?

I have a paper accepted by a journal of Elsevier, and it went under production for 3 months. Yet the production team has not been able to fix certain problems with typesetting which appeared during ...
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Are there boycotts against publishers other than Elsevier?

Academics have called for a boycott against Elsevier, with some success for instance because it has led to resignations (recently in the Lingua journal). As I understand it, Elsevier is not the only ...
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Status of Elsevier Boycott

Starting around 2012, Timothy Gowers had much to say about the practices of Elsevier. Very roughly speaking, he argued that Elsevier made research articles expensive to access and profited heavily ...
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What are some examples of negative effects on a career for boycotting Elsevier journals?

I fully support the Elsevier boycott, and came from mathematics (BS and MS) into my current PhD program in an engineering subdiscipline. I'm finishing up my PhD now and starting a post-doc soon. I've ...
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Why does or did Elsevier make PDFs grey and therefore unfit for printing?

My university subscribes to various online journals. Sometimes I print off articles that I know I will read over and over again. (I'm all for saving paper, but some things I do prefer reading on paper....
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I believe a publisher is infringing copyright when reproducing a figure I created. What can I do?

A few months ago an Elsevier representative contacted me asking for permission to reproduce one of my thesis figures in one of their books. Since this figure is only in my thesis (introduction section)...
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Elsevier actions following US sanctions on Iran

Elsevier has started circulating this letter as a consequence of the sanctions taken by the US against Iran to the editors of their journals: Subject: US editors and reviewers can no longer handle ...
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Does journal access significantly influence choice in which journal to publish in? [closed]

The University of California has been out of contract with Elsevier this year following disputes on higher costs and reduced rights to a number of journals. My lab has published numerous papers in ...
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What should I do If I find out that there is a typo (repeated many times) in a recently published paper of mine at Elsevier?

I've recently published a paper. It's available online, but not published on hard copies yet. What should I do If I find out that there is a typo (repeated many times) in a recently published paper of ...
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How to request retraction of a published paper when contacting the editors and publishers doesn't work?

About 18 months ago, I found a published paper which plagiarised my work. I initially contacted the journal editors, but they did not respond. I then contacted Elsevier, which publishes the journal. ...
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Does “required reviews completed” mean good news or bad? [duplicate]

I submitted by math paper to an Elsevier journal around 6 months ago. Today I logged into EES and saw that the status changed to "Required Reviews Completed" about 10 days ago. Is this good news or ...
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Which license should be chosen in arXiv for a paper to be published in Elsevier?

I would like to know what license needs to be chosen in arXiv for a paper that is to be sent to an Elsevier journal. I have read the terms of both arXiv and Elsevier attentively, but I'm still in ...
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How can a professor who has signed The “Cost of Knowledge” pledge review papers without having to recant?

A large majority of researchers in my field publish in Elsevier journals. However, a professor who is widely regarded as an authority in my field has, some years ago, signed The Cost of Knowledge ...
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Why do some Elsevier journals use a single column format?

I believe that the majority of Elsevier journals use a standard dual column document class. However, some journals that are owned by Elsevier use an alternative single column format (e.g. J. Comput. ...
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Elsevier open-access fee waived for subscribers?

I have recently been comparing publishers regarding their policies on double dipping (charging an open-access fee for publishing in a hybrid journal and then charging again a subscription fee). Many ...
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Why do I have the “required reviews completed” status on my submission in Elsevier?

I had submitted my paper in an Elsevier journal one year back. Now, status update on the submission tracking says "Required reviews completed." However, for the last two weeks still there is no change ...
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Can a rejected manuscript be submitted to another Elsevier journal?

Can one submit a rejected manuscript from one Elsevier journal to another relevant/similar Elsevier journal after apply the given feedback from the reviewers? Is there any minimum wait time? Is it ...
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How can co-authors check the status of a submitted manuscript in Elsevier Editorial System?

I know that after submitting a paper through Elsevier Editorial System, the corresponding author can check the status of the submitted paper online. But how about co-authors? Can the corresponding ...
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What can cause the date of submission status to change without a change of status “under review” for Elsevier editorial systems?

I have a paper submitted to a journal of Elsevier. From "Manuscript Submitted" to "with editor" took one day; then it was "with editor" for five days, and then "under review". One and a half months ...
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What is the difference between open access and open archive?

In Elsevier ScienceDirect search, there are two types of access type filters; Open Access articles and Open Archive articles. What is the difference between these two? Is there a notable difference ...
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Do editors know how many papers I am refereeing on the same platform?

I have very recently returned two referee reports for two different Elsevier journals. Within two days, I have received two new requests from the exact same two journals (but from different editors). ...
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Arxiving accepted manuscript after publication in Elsevier/IEEE/etc

The Elsevier policies state: Authors can share their accepted manuscript: by updating a preprint in arXiv or RePEc with the accepted manuscript I haven’t arxived a preprint; the paper is published ...
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Which elsarticle documentclass parameters in LaTeX should I use for different Elsevier journals?

So here is the thing, I recently submitted a paper to an Elsevier Journal (EJOR) and prepared it using LaTeX. I used the elsarticle documentclass that Elsevier provides. When doing this I tried to ...
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Which license should be chosen in arXiv for reports and preprints to be published in Elsevier?

First, imagine the following scenario: A "report" is first archived in arXiv as version one (v1). From that report, a "preprint" manuscript (with the same title as the report, but probably shorter ...
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How to notify Elsevier or Clarivate when then they are indexing predatory or very low quality journals?

What is the best way to alert Elsevier or Clarivate Analytics -- for instance, if I see a potentially predatory (or just really low quality) journal indexed in Scopus or WoS or if I see recent changes ...
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Which form of English (US or UK) should be used for Elsevier journal publication?

I am intending to write a journal paper for Elsevier Gait & Posture publication, but so far I found contradictory answers to the above question.
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Elsevier Computers and Security “With Editor” status just after 12 hours - what does it mean?

I am new to journal submissions. I have been working as a research assistant at the University in Sweden for 3 months. Yesterday, at 5:00pm I submitted a paper to Elsevier's Computers & Security. ...
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While my elsevier in press article shows up on the journal website, it has not appeared in Google Scholar after a week

While my Elsevier in-press article shows up on the journal website, it has not yet appeared in Google scholar after a week. Is this normal and part of the process? If not, what's wrong with it?
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Uploading preprints of old Elsevier papers to arXiv, and updating arXiv preprints by newer versions

Let's say that my first scientific paper was published in 2010 in one of the Elsevier mathematical journals. At that time I didn't care about uploading a preprint of the paper to arXiv which I now ...
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What does this Elsevier revision report mean?

This is a review report of an article on the EVISE revision status website: Does this mean my article was rejected? Why there isn't any "Complete and send review" for the second reviewer? And why is ...
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Publish as undergraduate in Elsevier

I am currently in the 3rd year,studying BSc in Economics. This period I finished a project which ended up with statistical significant results, covering a topic which was not mentioned in the ...
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No response from Journal even after 3 Months of submission [duplicate]

I had submitted a manuscript to an Elsevier Journal in February 9, 2016. Usually it takes time of around 1 week to get the manuscript number assigned something like XXXX-D-16-XXX and status changes ...
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What is FLA in the Elsevier manuscript submission checklist?

Elsevier Clinical Biomechanics journal requires the submission of a mandatory checklist along with the manuscript. One of its entries include the following. The section heading 'Introduction' ...
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Sharing a green Open Access manuscript

I am considering trying to publish in an established Elsevier journal. I like the idea of having free available science. As there is no fundings in my project for golden open Access, I researched a ...
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Not publishing an author photo on Elsevier journals

This is related to Co-author does not want biography+photo in paper submission but specific to Elsevier journals. In the mentioned question, answers showed that for IEEE they have a policy where a ...
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Should I always provide my current affilition and address when a paper got accepted?

I had submitted a manuscript in last year (December, 2014) while working in Institute-A. After one month of submission I left Institute-A and joined in Institute-B from January, 2015. Now that paper ...
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How can I prove that I did a review for a journal?

About two years ago, I did a review for a journal (Engineering Failure Analysis, which is published by Elsevier). At that time my affiliation was different from today and I used my institutional email ...
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After with editor the current status is submitted to journal [duplicate]

I have communicated my article to one elsevier journal. After being with editor for more than one month, the current status is "submitted to journal". I am confused regarding this status? What does it ...
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How good to publish a paper in an E-Journal compared to printed journals?

I am wondering the qualitative difference between a printed journal publication and E-journal? Whether both have same impacts. I understand that impact varies from journal to journal and publisher to ...
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Paper status changed to “Decision in Process” rapidly after initial submission

I submitted a paper to one of Elsevier’s journals. After a couple of days, its status changed to “with editor”. But now after about ten days from the submission date, it changed to “Decision in ...
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Elsevier journals peer review record

A few months ago, I found a web app that showed statistics on my experience as a reviewer, especially with respect to Elsevier journals; it just displayed the number of referee reports I had submitted,...
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Elsevier's 'MethodsX' journal as an additional article to my original research article (plagiarism) [closed]

I recently submitted a paper to an Elsevier Journal (Biomedical Signal Processing and Control), in the revision stage they propose to me to send a part of my work as MethodX article https://www....
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How many major revisions are allowed when publishing with Elsevier?

I submitted my paper to one of the Elsevier journals in the field of molecular biology and evolution, I've got one major revision back; I fixed the comments, and sent it back to the journal. It is ...
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Anyone here experimented Elsevier's new "Data in Brief' and 'MethodsX' journals? [closed]

Since recently I have adopted the practice of depositing and publishing raw data and background information (e.g. original images, chromatograms, R scripts, etc) regarding my published papers. I am ...
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Why do editors sometimes reject manuscripts for being out of scope even though they cite references from the same journal?

I wonder why editors sometimes do reject submitted manuscripts for being out of the journal's scopes while the authors have utilized published papers from the same journals. Is it just a polite way ...
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What does it mean when an editor needs additional reviews despite a status of “reviews completed”?

I have submitted a paper to an Elsevier journal. After two weeks of required reviews completed status I have sent and E-mail to the editor. He replied: Your paper is still under review. We need 1 or 2 ...
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Is increasing the DPI of a low resolution image a good idea?

Today after a paper of mine got accepted I received this from the publisher (Elsevier): We have received the above article for publication, unfortunately figures x1, x2 and x3 are of low ...
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Are all Elsevier journals legitimate

I have seen a lot of negative reviews and even boycotts of some Elsevier journals. I do not want to jeopardize the future of my academic career by publishing in illegitimate journals. Am I correct in ...
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Can I write a template just like the Elsevier LaTeX template?

A scientific institute wants me to write a LaTeX template just like the articles which are published on the ScienceDirect website, in other words, the institute wants a template like the following: ...
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How to find Elsevier journal-specific average publishing time

Through this link, https://www.elsevier.com/physical-sciences-and-engineering/mathematics/journals/fast-publication, one sees the publishing times for selected Elsevier journals, given by Elsevier ...