About the Article of the Future

Elsevier invests in platform innovation bringing together solutions like SciVerse ScienceDirect, SciVerse Scopus and web/third party content into one point of access: SciVerse. Now, through the Article of the Future project, Elsevier is redefining the article and associated article page on SciVerse ScienceDirect to allow for an optimal exchange of formal scientific research between scientists.

The Article of the Future project is our never-ending quest to explore better ways to create and deliver the formal published record.

  • The Article of the Future format makes Elsevier journals on SciVerse ScienceDirect the best possible place to expose and explore research
  • Developed with 150 researchers
  • Redesigned article presentation for excellent on-line readability and seamless navigation
  • Discipline-specific content, format, and tools adjusted to the author and user needs and workflow
  • Enriched article content with features such as the Protein Viewer, Genome Viewer and Google Maps
  • Enables authors to put their article in the context of other research such as Genbank and Protein Data Bank

Prototypes developed with and for the community we serve

Since 2009 we have involved over 800 researchers, from various scientific disciplines, in user interviews, behavioral studies, surveys, development discussions and testing. Resulting in consensus that a discipline-specific article is needed – one size does not fit all! In 2011 we introduced prototypes that incorporated a newly developed article format, in seven scientific areas, each tailored to the needs of the relevant communities. These are available for viewing and feedback on the left hand side. We asked for your opinion via surveys and have taken your feedback on these prototypes and incorporated it into the development of our online article.

Some of the content and context features (listed on the left) are already available in Elsevier published journals. The three pane view will be introduced on SciVerse ScienceDirect throughout 2012.

Tell us what you think

As we want to continue to develop our Article of the Future with you, please tell us what you think of the prototypes and the newly redesigned article on SciVerse ScienceDirect What did you like the most? Is this the way you think we should develop the published article? Have you other suggestions? Leave feedback or complete our survey for the research area you are most interested in.

For obtaining more information about this project, please use the following email address: articleofthefuture@elsevier.com