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Elsevier’s "ScienceDirect" Articles Surpass Nine-Million Mark


Amsterdam, July 2008 - Elsevier, a leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical (STM) information, today announced that its online scientific research platform, ScienceDirect, has surpassed nine million full-text articles.

Doubling its content in less than five years, ScienceDirect is the largest and most extensive online STM research platform. Serving the evolving needs of the global scientific community, the platform offers search, reference and discovery tools to help researchers quickly find the most relevant content for their specific objectives.

“The increasing volume and quality of articles on ScienceDirect continues to make it a high-value asset to the scientific community,” said Rafael Sidi, Vice President, Product Management, ScienceDirect. “The platform’s ability to help find and harness specific knowledge within the growing pool of content is critical.”

The nine millionth article added to ScienceDirect was On the Origin of a Double Oblique Impact of Mars by J. E. Chappelow and R. R. Herrick of Arctic Region Supercomputing Center at University of Alaska Fairbanks. The study, which appears in the journal Icarus, explores how Mars’ Olympus Mons, the largest volcano in the Solar System, was formed.

“I’m happy to participate in this exciting milestone,” said Chappelow. “The growing reach of online articles opens up new opportunities for collaboration, which have helped many researchers to advance their fields of science. My own research has benefited from the multiple contacts I’ve made as a result of online literature searches.”

ScienceDirect serves as host to the scientific research community by creating “peer connections” between scientists and researchers and fostering interactions that allow them to compare and discuss findings and accelerate research. Recent enhancements to the platform also include 2collab, a new collaboration tool that researchers can use to rate and comment on research articles.


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