Key features: new presentation format
Note – moving beyond prototypes:
This website presents a number of prototype articles that were created in an early phase of the Article of the Future journey. Many of the innovations showcased here have now found their way into Elsevier journals, and online publishing platforms like ScienceDirect, through the Content Innovation program. If you are publishing with an Elsevier journal, please take a look in the Guide for Authors or journal homepage to see what innovative features are available to you to present your work with maximum impact!
Three pane view
All Article of the Future prototypes support the same three pane design layout: navigation bar, main content area and right sidebar. Since each pane can be scrolled independently, it is possible to have both the text and an image in view at once, for instance.
The left navigation bar allows the easy navigation within the article. There are two options for navigating through the article: (a) with figure and table thumbnails being displayed, and (b) without thumbnails.
Main article content
The main content area displays the traditional article and provides the ‘PDF look and feel’ for easy online reading.
Context & added value
The right sidebar provides quick and intuitive access to supplementary information and additional features, which are usually task or content specific. Depending on the specificity of each domain and content of the article, different functionality can be provided. All extra features can be accessed directly from the article or via the “Sidebar content” dropdown menu.
Tip: Maximize your browser window for the best reading experience!