Elsevier is a company that provides information solutions specializing in science, health, and technology. It offers journals such as The Lancet and Cell, the ScienceDirect collection of electronic journals, the Trends and Current Opinion series of journals, the online citation database Scopus, and the ClinicalKey solution for clinicians. The company also provides academic research lifecycle products and services, including software and data management as well as instruction and assessment tools.

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Parent CompanyRELX
HQAmsterdam, NL
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Elsevier was founded in 1880 and is headquartered in Amsterdam, NL

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Key People/Management at Elsevier

Kumsal Bayazit

Kumsal Bayazit

Chief Executive Officer
Youngsuk Chi

Youngsuk Chi

Jan Herzhoff

Jan Herzhoff

President, Global Healthcare Businesses
Dan Olley

Dan Olley

Chief Information Officer
Mie-Yun Lee

Mie-Yun Lee

Chief of Staff & EVP Research Marketing
Nick Fowler

Nick Fowler

Chief Academic Officer
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Elsevier Office Locations

Elsevier has offices in Amsterdam, Alpharetta, Berkeley, Cambridge and in 55 other locations
Amsterdam, NL (HQ)
Radarweg 29
Chatswood, AU
Tower 1, Level 12/475 Victoria Ave
Melbourne, AU
13th Floor/461 Bourke St
Rio de Janeiro, BR
City Tower Building, 100 Rua de Assembleia St. RJ 20011-904 - Centro
São Paulo, BR
BRA Torre Z, Avenida Dr Chucri Zaidan, 296 Brooklin Novo, 04583-110
Toronto, CA
111 Gordon Baker Rd #900, North York
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Elsevier Financials and Metrics

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Elsevier is a subsidiary of RELX

Elsevier Revenue

Elsevier's revenue was reported to be £2.64 b in FY, 2019 which is a 3.9% increase from the previous period.
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Elsevier Operating Metrics

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Elsevier Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
Aries SystemsSeptember 10, 2018
Via OncologyJanuary 17, 2018
BepressAugust 02, 2017
Plum AnalyticsFebruary 02, 2017
HivebenchJune 07, 2016
Social Science Research NetworkMay 16, 2016
newsfloJanuary 12, 2015
AmirsysJune 12, 2014
Woodhead PublishingAugust 13, 2013
MendeleyApril 08, 2013
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Elsevier Revenue Breakdown

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Elsevier revenue breakdown by business segment: 74.7% from Subscriptions, 23.6% from Transactional and 1.7% from Other

Elsevier revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 31.1% from Rest of World, 24.1% from Europe and 44.8% from North America

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Elsevier Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Ratings

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Elsevier News and Updates

Four CKGSB Professors Named as Highly Cited Chinese Researchers of 2020 by Elsevier

BEIJING, April 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB) is proud to announce that four of its professors have been named as "Highly Cited Chinese Researchers of 2020" by Elsevier, a globally leading academic publication group, according to a list recently...

Global Social Sciences & Humanities Publishing Report 2021 Featuring Cambridge University Press, Cengage Research, EBSCO, Elsevier, Informa, John Wiley & Sons, OUP, ProQuest, SAGE, Springer Nature

DUBLIN, March 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Global Social Sciences & Humanities Publishing 2021-2025" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. Academic publishing is a business that is facing strikes of disruption while already navigating longer term transitions. This...

UC announces breakthrough open access deal with publishing giant Elsevier

Two years after cutting ties with publishing industry giant Elsevier, producer of more than 2,600 scholarly journals, the University of California system today (Tuesday, March 16) announced that it has reached with Elsevier the largest open access agreement of its kind in North America.read more

Elsevier collaborates with MapStand to integrate industry news and energy infrastructure data from over 40 countries into Geofacets

NEW YORK, Feb. 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Elsevier, a global leader in research publishing and information analytics, today announced the integration of MapStand data layers and news into Geofacets, its premier information solution for geoscience professionals in oil and gas, mining and...

Elsevier provides COVID-19 online learning for nurses in California

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Elsevier, a global leader in research publishing and information analytics, is working with the State of California Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Authority to provide COVID-19 online training to nurses in the state. The two-day online...
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Elsevier Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Elsevier founded?

    Elsevier was founded in 1880.

  • Who are Elsevier key executives?

    Elsevier's key executives are Kumsal Bayazit, Youngsuk Chi and Jan Herzhoff.

  • How many employees does Elsevier have?

    Elsevier has 9,959 employees.

  • What is Elsevier revenue?

    Latest Elsevier annual revenue is £2.6 b.

  • What is Elsevier revenue per employee?

    Latest Elsevier revenue per employee is £264.8 k.

  • Who are Elsevier competitors?

    Competitors of Elsevier include Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press and Macmillan Publishers.

  • Where is Elsevier headquarters?

    Elsevier headquarters is located at Radarweg 29, Amsterdam.

  • Where are Elsevier offices?

    Elsevier has offices in Amsterdam, Alpharetta, Berkeley, Cambridge and in 55 other locations.

  • How many offices does Elsevier have?

    Elsevier has 62 offices.