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New Reference Module in Life Sciences

By: , Posted on: July 6, 2016

reference modules stackedWe are thrilled to announce that Elsevier’s Reference Module family is growing! Two new modules will be publishing in November 2016:

Reference Module in Life Sciences

Reference Module in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology

Elsevier currently publishes five Reference Modules, learn more about them here.

reference module in life sciences

The Reference Module in Life Sciences, will help researchers access increasingly interdisciplinary content they require. At launch, the module will contain over 2,500 articles, and will grow over time as all Reference Modules do. It will include 300 newly commissioned articles not found anywhere else. Below are the subjects that the new module will cover:

Animal Physiology and Biology

Subject Editor: Kenneth Wilson, University of Lancaster, UK

Ecology and Evolution

Subject Editor: Bernard Roitberg, Simon Fraser University, Canada (Editor in Chief)


Subject Editor: Shoba Ranganathan, Macquarie University, Australia


Subject Editor: Huan-Xiang Zhou, Florida State University, USA


Subject Editor: Susan Sharfstein, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, USA

Cell Biology and Genetics

Subject Editors: Francesca Pentimalli, National Cancer Institute of Naples, Italy and Antonio Giordano, Temple University, USA

Comparative Immunology

Subject Editor: Brian Dixon, University of Waterloo, Canada

Developmental Biology

Subject Editor: Deborah Yelon, UC San Diego, USA


Subject Editor: Paul Cotter, Teagasc Food Research Centre, Ireland

Molecular Biology

Subject Editor: Ilio Vitale, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy



Subject Editor: Oscar Zaragoza Hernandez, National Centre for Microbiology, ISCIII, Spain

  • The Reference Module will combine thousands of essential articles and chapters from 13 of Elsevier’s leading Reference Works to create one interdisciplinary resource on ScienceDirect.
  • Articles will be continuously reviewed and updated by the expert editorial board and new articles will be commissioned to cover the latest research.
  • The Reference Module will be hosted on ScienceDirect for quick, efficient and effective searches with dynamic links to journal articles, providing your starting point for research.
  • Just as in real-life, Reference Modules treat topics in contextrather than in isolation. Covering all areas of the field, the Reference Module in Life Sciences will provide understanding of the whole spectrum of the subject, essential for researchers and scholars working across multiple disciplines.

The Reference Module in Life Sciences will contain continuously updated articles from the following Elsevier Major Reference Works, with many new and updated articles not available anywhere else:

  • Brenner’s Encyclopedia of Genetics (Second Edition)
  • Comprehensive Biophysics
  • Comprehensive Biotechnology (Second Edition)
  • Comprehensive Molecular Insect Science
  • Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior
  • Encyclopedia of Applied Plant Sciences (Second Edition)
  • Encyclopedia of Biodiversity (Second Edition)
  • Encyclopedia of Cell Biology
  • Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Biology
  • Encyclopedia of Fish Physiology
  • Encyclopedia of Microbiology (Third Edition)
  • Encyclopedia of Rose Science
  • Encyclopedia of Virology (Third Edition)

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Life Sciences

The scope of life sciences is as vast as the variety of life on Earth: mathematical biology, developmental biology, molecular and cell biology, parasitology and virology, microbiology and immunology — the list goes on. Elsevier, through its renowned imprints like Academic Press, provides high-quality content in all of these areas that supports learning, teaching, and research. Our books, eBooks, journals, and online tools are cross-disciplinary, allowing academics and professionals to effectively learn about science outside their areas of focus.