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Research Elements journals

Good for you, good for science.

Elsevier Research Elements is a suite of open access journals focused on objects such as data, methods, software, and hardware.

We contribute to open science and reproducibility by making research objects findable, accessible, and reusable. The high-quality, peer-reviewed articles we publish provide a detailed description that explains the application of your work, and link to the research object and associated original research articles.

Publishing an article on your research object maximizes the impact of your research by giving colleagues the opportunity to download and cite your work, helping them solve complex problems and recording your contribution as a scientific paper.

Make your mark and contribute to open science.

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Journals

Data in Brief

Impact. In more ways than one

Data in Brief(opens in new tab/window) is a multidisciplinary, open access, peer-reviewed journal, which publishes short, digestible articles that describe research data. The journal contributes to open science and improves reproducibility by making data and the associated research more discoverable; opening doors for collaboration; and reducing duplication of effort.

If this journal is a good fit for your research data, you can find out more via the Guide for Authors(opens in new tab/window) and are invited to submit your manuscript using the Data in Brief template(opens in new tab/window).

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MethodsX

Where incremental advances count

MethodsX(opens in new tab/window) is a multidisciplinary, open access, peer-reviewed journal, which publishes short, digestible articles that describe methodological advances. The journal contributes to open science and improves reproducibility by making methods, protocols, and the associated research more discoverable; opening doors for collaboration; and sparking new lines of inquiry to enhance the research cycle.

If this journal is a good fit for your methods or protocols, you can find out more via the Guide for Authors(opens in new tab/window) and are invited to submit your manuscript to MethodsX’s methods(opens in new tab/window) or protocol(opens in new tab/window) template.

MethodsX journal cover

HardwareX

Replication. The sincerest form of flattery

HardwareX(opens in new tab/window) is a multidisciplinary, open access, peer-reviewed journal which publishes articles that describe the construction and customization of open-source scientific devices and equipment.

If this journal is a good fit for your scientific hardware, you can find out more via the Guide for Authors(opens in new tab/window) and are invited to submit your manuscript using the HardwareX template(opens in new tab/window).

HardwareX journal cover

SoftwareX

Software for discovery

SoftwareX(opens in new tab/window) is a multidisciplinary, open access, peer-reviewed journal, which publishes detailed articles that describe research software and its application.

We contribute to open science and improve reproducibility by making software and the associated research more discoverable; opening doors for collaboration; and helping you to demonstrate a return on your organization’s investment.

If this journal is a good fit for your research software, you can find out more via the Guide for Authors(opens in new tab/window) and are invited to submit your manuscript using the SoftwareX template(opens in new tab/window).

SoftwareX journal cover

Software Impacts

That’s code for research

Software Impacts(opens in new tab/window) is a multidisciplinary, open access, peer-reviewed journal which publishes short articles that describe software which addresses a research challenge. The journal describes the application of impactful and re-usable software and provides a scholarly reference.

If this journal is a good fit for your research software, follow the Original Software Publication guidelines in the Guide for Authors(opens in new tab/window) to submit your manuscript.

Software Impacts journal cover

Invention Disclosure

Invention Disclosure(opens in new tab/window) is an open access journal that provides an outlet for inventors, researchers, and technology transfer professionals to easily share and advertise inventions. The journal will bridge the gap between the scientific discovery process and the commercialization of research.

If this journal is a good fit for your research data, you can find out more via the Guide for Authors(opens in new tab/window) and are invited to submit your manuscript using the Invention Disclosure template(opens in new tab/window).

Invention Disclosure journal cover

Science Talks

Science Talks(opens in new tab/window) is an Open Access video journal that publishes original, peer-reviewed scientific talks, tutorials and news and views from experts in any field. Videos are accompanied by a manuscript that includes an abstract, all the figures, tables and references presented in the video as well as the video transcript.

If this journal is a good fit for your scientific talks, you can find out more via the Guide for Authors(opens in new tab/window) and are invited to submit your manuscript using the Science Talks template(opens in new tab/window).

Science Talks journal cover

Examples and Counterexamples

Examples and Counterexamples(opens in new tab/window) is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal which publishes short, precise articles that describe mathematical examples and counterexamples with application to all scientific, technological, and medical disciplines.

If this journal is a good fit for your mathematical example or counterexample, you can find out more via the guide for authors(opens in new tab/window) and submit your manuscript.

Examples and Counterexamples journal cover

Societal Impacts

Societal Impacts(opens in new tab/window) is a multidisciplinary, open-access, peer-reviewed journal, which publishes short, digestible articles that describe the societal impacts of research, including cultural, economic, educational, environmental, health, legal, political, social, and technological impacts.

You can find out more about the requirements in the guide for authors(opens in new tab/window) and submission guidelines(opens in new tab/window).

Societal Impacts journal cover

STAR Protocols

STAR Protocols(opens in new tab/window) is an open access Cell Press journal focused on publishing robust, working protocols. The primary criteria for publication in STAR Protocols are usability and reproducibility. Protocols are peer reviewed by bench scientists, who are asked to comment on the clarity and comprehensiveness of the protocol, rather than its impact or novelty.

STAR Protocols journal cover