In the last week Elsevier, a leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information, has announced some impressive changes to their ScienceDirect access platform.
First, ScienceDirect ArticleChoice allows academic customers to access journal, handbook and book series articles that are outside their current portfolio. Articles can be purchased in bundles and are available as required. IP access ensures that articles can be downloaded multiple times within 24 hours at no additional cost.
Further, Elsevier has integrated several new features on its ScienceDirect platform from April onwards to further enhance the customer’s experience.
The latest additions include RSS feeds, Cited By in Scopus, Live Chat, and Inward linking for simplification.
RSS feeds will be available on ScienceDirect for search results, citations and new articles. Cited By in Scopus links to specific citations in Scopus, a vast abstract and citation database of research literature and quality Web sources. Cited By in Scopus, which is included on the ScienceDirect article pages, also features a real-time citation count.
Communication with the ScienceDirect e-Helpdesk will be enabled through Live Chat, which is an online, real-time instant messaging technical support service available 24 hours a day, Monday to Friday.