Today marks the official launch of Cambridge Elements!
Cambridge Elements provide a completely new format for publishing scholarly material: succinct and significant, peer-reviewed research that combines the best features of books and journals.
From today, Cambridge Elements will be available to purchase via Cambridge Core through a range of options: as a complete collection, in subject or series clusters, title-by-title, or as part of an Evidence Based Acquisition (EBA) agreement. To find out more about accessing and purchasing Elements, visit the librarian information page, or download the price list.
So, what’s the hype all about?
Cambridge Elements offer an original approach to scholarly publishing: incisive, rapidly published, and peer-reviewed like a journal, Elements also benefit from the careful commissioning and series editing you would expect from a book series, with enough space to develop a theme in greater detail than is possible in a journal article.
Additionally, Cambridge Elements were conceived from the start for a digital environment, and will benefit from a range of additional features, such as video abstracts, embedded audio and video files, impact metrics, and a host of citation and annotation tools.
Want to know more? In this video, Phil Meyler, Publishing Development Director for Science, Technology and Medicine at Cambridge University Press, explains why we are launching Elements, and what makes them different.