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ScienceDirect

ScienceDirect
ProducerElsevier
HistoryMarch 12, 1997; 27 years ago (1997-03-12)[1]
Access
CostSubscription and open access
Coverage
DisciplinesScience
Record depthIndex, abstract & full-text
Format coverageBooks, journals
Geospatial coverageWorldwide
Links
Websitewww.sciencedirect.com Edit this at Wikidata

ScienceDirect is a website that provides access to a large bibliographic database of scientific and medical publications of the Dutch publisher Elsevier. It hosts over 18 million pieces of content from more than 4,000 academic journals and 30,000 e-books of this publisher.[2][3] The access to the full-text requires subscription, while the bibliographic metadata is free to read. ScienceDirect is operated by Elsevier. It was launched in March 1997.[4]

Usage

The journals are grouped into four main sections:

Article abstracts are freely available, and access to their full texts (in PDF and, for newer publications, also HTML) generally requires a subscription or pay-per-view purchase unless the content is freely available in open access.

Subscriptions to the overall offering hosted on ScienceDirect, rather than to specific titles it carries, are usually acquired through a so called big deal. The other big five have similar offers.

ScienceDirect also competes for audience with other large aggregators and hosts of scholarly communication content such as academic social network ResearchGate and open access repository arXiv, as well as with fully open access publishing venues and mega journals like PLOS.

ScienceDirect also carries Cell.

See also

References

  1. ^ "ScienceDirect.com WHOIS, DNS, & Domain Info – DomainTools". WHOIS. Retrieved 2016-07-23.
  2. ^ "ScienceDirect". Retrieved 17 February 2016.
  3. ^ Reller, Tom. "2014 RELX Annual Reports and Financial Statements" (PDF). RELX Group. RELX Group. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 19, 2015. Retrieved 17 February 2016.
  4. ^ Giussani, Bruno (4 March 1997). "Building the World's Largest Scientific Database". New York Times. Retrieved 14 March 2014.

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