ScienceDirect Improves Access to Elsevier Content

Jan 27, 2006

Access to Elsevier's full-text, peer-reviewed journal and book content on its Web platform, ScienceDirect, will be enhanced with several new features. ScienceDirect will introduce a new type of Article in Press in February, 2006: Accepted Manuscripts. These are manuscripts that have been peer-reviewed and selected for publication by the journal editor but have yet to be edited by Elsevier's production staff. Accepted Manuscripts will be available for around 200 journals from February 2006, with further titles to be added throughout the year. The new manuscripts will be available on average five days after acceptance; four-to-six weeks earlier than is currently the case. Additionally, the PDF articles will be citable using DOI (Digital Object Identifier) and searchable on title, author name, and full text.

ScienceDirect will also extend its various export options and enable the transfer of bibliographic data to RefWorks, a Web-based reference management tool from Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (CSA). From February 2006, users will be able to export selected data directly to RefWorks, which opens a Web browser interface immediately on clicking the "Export" link. Users will be able to move between the two Web-based systems, designed to make it easier to update and manage their own collections of references. Full integration already exists for Scopus, Elsevier's abstract and citation database. Users can benefit from a new feature designed to assist users search and retrieve results from ScienceDirect. In addition to ScienceDirect's user interface, end users can search through MetaLib's integrated library portal, presented in a single search result list.