Elsevier Offers Free Access to ScienceDirect to Early Career Researchers Impacted by an Uncertain Job Market

Amsterdam, November 13, 2012Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the launch of the Postdoc Free Access Program, a new initiative designed to help early career researchers who are in between research positions stay up-to-date in their field.

For scholars who have recently received their PhD and currently do not have a research position, the program will offer postdocs a Free Access Passport, with complimentary access to journals and books on ScienceDirect for up to 6 months.

In order to qualify for the Free Access Passport, candidates will be asked to fill out a form verifying their credentials, before December 15, 2012. Once approved, they will receive a personal code allowing access to ScienceDirect.

Qualifying criteria include:

  • Postdoc researchers who have received their PhD within in the past 10 years
  • At least one recent postdoc position which was completed in the past three months or that will be completed within three months
  • A letter of recommendation from the postdoc’s supervisor and/or institution verifying employment

More information about the program and the application form can be accessed at:

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