Access technology

Elsevier has invested hundreds of millions in new systems and technology to continually make content published on our platforms accessible and achieve the maximum benefit, insight and understanding. These investments have included:
Accessibility for people with disabilities Elsevier is committed to investing in our products to make them fully accessible to all users, regardless of physical abilities.This has included making our online publishing platform, ScienceDirect fully compliant with our accessibility policy.

eReader compatibility

Allows any user to convert all articles on our publishing platform, ScienceDirect into ePUB or Mobi, formats. This allows users to view articles on popular electronic readers and mobile devices such as Sony® Reader, Amazon KindleTM, iPhone®, iPadTM, Barnes & Noble nookTM, etc.  Read more

External database linking

Elsevier encourages authors to connect their articles to external databases. By doing this, the authors’ work is enriched with precise referencing and gives readers one-click access to relevant databases that help to build a better understanding of the described research. Read more
Independent Digital Archives
Elsevier has established multiple independent partnerships to ensure all content published on our platforms will also remain permanently accessible. Our digital archive partnerships include CLOCKSS, Koninklijke Bibliotheek (National Library of the Netherlands) and Portico. Read more
Mobile access for universities

We recognize that accessing information is not the same across the world. We have made our publishing platform, Sciencedirect available available for free to institutional subscribers via our mobile app.  Read more