Elsevier is an information and analytics company, provider of scientific, technical, and medical information. Its products include 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. Elsevier's products and services include the entire academic research lifecycle, including software and data management, instruction and assessment tools.

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Parent CompanyRELX
HQOxford, GB
Elsevier was founded in 1880 and is headquartered in Oxford, GB

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Key People/Management at Elsevier

Kumsal Bayazit

Kumsal Bayazit

Youngsuk Chi

Youngsuk Chi

Lee Rivas

Lee Rivas

President Health and Commercial Markets, Vice Chairman
Mie-Yun Lee

Mie-Yun Lee

Chief of Staff
Stuart Whayman

Stuart Whayman

Anita Chandraprakash

Anita Chandraprakash

Executive Vice President, Operations
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Elsevier Office Locations

Elsevier has offices in Oxford, Devon, Duxford, Edinburgh and in 57 other locations
Oxford, GB (HQ)
The Boulevard Langford Lane Kidlington
Devon, GB
Stover Court, Bampfylde Street, Exeter
Duxford, GB
The Officers’ Mess Business Centre, Royston Road
Edinburgh, GB
9-10 St Andrew Square
London, GB
125 London Wall
London, GB
2 Worship St
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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 £2.54 b in FY, 2018 which is a 2.4% increase from the previous period.
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Elsevier Operating Metrics

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Research Papers Submitted

1.30 m1.50 m1.60 m1.80 m


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Elsevier Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal 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: 74.0% from Subscriptions, 24.2% from Transactional and 1.8% from Other

Elsevier revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 44.1% from North America, 31.9% from Rest of World and 24.1% from Europe

Elsevier Online and Social Media Presence

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Elsevier News and Updates

US, Harvard Lead The Way In Alzheimer’s Research Worldwide, But Content Is Shifting, Elsevier Says

Since the 1990s, the peptide amyloid-β has been a major focus in research related to the Alzheimer’s. But recently research focusing on behavioral topics—such as learning, sleep and gait—for prevention and treatment, offers new strategies for controlling the disease.

Growth in Data and Questions on Quality are Increasing Researcher Workload, Finds New Study From Elsevier and Sense About Science

AMSTERDAM, Aug. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Data proliferation and a lack of confidence in the multitude of research outputs is adding to researcher workload and is likely to impact public confidence in science, according to a survey of the global research community on trust in research –...
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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 Lee Rivas.

  • What is Elsevier revenue?

    Latest Elsevier annual revenue is £2.5 b.

  • Who are Elsevier competitors?

    Competitors of Elsevier include PLOS, eLife and Cambridge University Press.

  • Where is Elsevier headquarters?

    Elsevier headquarters is located at The Boulevard Langford Lane Kidlington, Oxford.

  • Where are Elsevier offices?

    Elsevier has offices in Oxford, Devon, Duxford, Edinburgh and in 57 other locations.

  • How many offices does Elsevier have?

    Elsevier has 64 offices.