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: 23.6% from Transactional, 74.7% from Subscriptions and 1.7% from Other

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

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Elsevier News and Updates

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...

Elsevier expands Open Access options for Cell Press Journals from January 2021

LONDON, Dec. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Elsevier, a global leader in research publishing and information analytics, today announced that the Cell Press portfolio of journals will be expanding open access publishing options for authors from January 1, 2021. Open access is an integral part of...

Elsevier acquires Shadow Health, a leading provider of best-in-class healthcare simulations

LONDON, Dec. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Elsevier, a global leader in research publishing and information analytics, and part of RELX, has acquired Shadow Health, a Florida-based developer of virtual simulations in nursing and healthcare education. Shadow Health's Digital Clinical Experiences...

Elsevier and Japan Alliance of University Library Consortia for E-Resources agree on proposal for subscription framework with measures to support Open Access goals

TOKYO, Nov. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Japan Alliance of University Library Consortia for E-Resources (JUSTICE) and Elsevier, a global leader in research publishing and information analytics, have successfully reached agreement on a new three-year proposal for subscription publishing...

Landmark analysis by Elsevier maps research data as UN Sustainable Development Goals reach fifth anniversary

AMSTERDAM, Sept. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Elsevier, a global research publishing and information analytics provider, today published a landmark report on The Power of Research to Advance the SDGs to strengthen the understanding of the global SDG-efforts. In 2015, the United Nations...
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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 9,678 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 £272.5 k.

  • Who are Elsevier competitors?

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

  • 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.