Elsevier B.V. (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɛlzəviːr]) is an academic publishing company that publishes medical and scientific literature. It is a part of the Reed Elsevier group. Based in Amsterdam, the company has operations in the United Kingdom, United States, Mexico, Brazil, Spain and elsewhere.
Leading products include journals such as The Lancet and Cell, books such as Gray's Anatomy, the ScienceDirect collection of electronic journals, the Trends and Current Opinion series of journals, and the online citation database Scopus. Its free researcher collaboration tool, 2collab, launched in 2007, was discontinued in 2011.
Elsevier publishes 250,000 articles a year in 2,200 journals.
Its archives contain seven million publications. Total yearly downloads amount to 240 million.
In 2010, Elsevier reported a profit margin of 36% on revenues of US$3.2 billion.
Elsevier's high profit margins and copyright practices have subjected it to much criticism.