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Elsevier Science Backgrounder
Elsevier (www.elsevier.com), the leading international publisher of scientific information, is at the forefront of electronic publishing. Their mission is:
To serve the advancement of science, technology and medicine by improving the efficiency and effectiveness of communication among researchers and professionals worldwide and by providing solutions to their information needs.
Working with the world’s most respected scientists and researchers, Elsevier has set a high standard for quality. Their publications are written and edited by international scholars with excellent technical and scientific credentials.
For over a decade, Elsevier has partnered with academic and corporate institutions to develop and deliver a suite of electronic information solutions. Today, over nine million scientists and researchers, working in all fields of science, rely on the Elsevier Science Direct portfolio. They have the most comprehensive database of scientific, technical and medical (STM) information on the Internet today.
The open platform of ScienceDirect (www.sciencedirect.com) provides access beyond their proprietary collections through their extensive linking capabilities, to the world’s scientific, technical and medical publications. Via CrossRef (www.crossref.org), the publishers’ linking initiative, users can access research posted on other more than 60 leading publisher’s web sites.
Scirus (www.scirus.com) is the world's most comprehensive search engine specifically designed for finding highly relevant scientific information. Using the latest in search engine technology – provided by FAST Search & Transfer – Scirus pinpoints both free and access-controlled scientific information sources that conventional, generic search engines cannot find.
The Elsevier corporate logo dates back from 1620, when it was first used as a printer’s mark by Isaac Elsevier of Leiden in the Netherlands. It shows an elm tree, its trunk entwined by the tendrils of a vine. A solitary man stands besides the tree, which supports a banner bearing the Latin motto Non Solus (Not Alone).
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