A lasting record of your achievement....just another value added by Elsevier!

Apr 16 2012 Published by under Scientific Publication, Staring in Disbelief

I am still not entirely sure they are not kidding with this. Apparently for a mere $39.95 (plus tax and shipment) you can get a framed certificate which marks the publication of your article in one of the academic journals published by Elsevier.


Certificate of publication

A lasting record of scientific achievement, this Certificate of Publication is delivered ready to display in a high-quality frame, dark brown wood with gold trim.

You may also want to purchase a poster [$28.95, plus tax and shipment] or make a book of all your favorite articles [prices start at $50...plus tax and shipment].

[h/t: @FakeElsevier]

6 responses so far

  • Oh dear. I had really thought that this was a parody. But it's absolutely real. I suppose the target audience for this is the people who take up Who's Who on the offer for inclusion ("if you buy the handsome leather bound volume").

  • drugmonkey says:

    I have to admit...the book sounds intriguing. But $50 for a hardbound with 48 pages and you have to buy at least 5 of them? well that's the Elsevier we all know and love. It would all depend on what you had to pay for the 400 page maximum sized book, no?

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  • Confounding says:

    I actually rather like this idea - well, not the certificate, but the posters. That seems like a not all that absurd way to mark a big deal publication (like say a grad student's first).

  • @drugmonkey
    Actually, yes, the book could be kind of cool -- and given that you are allowed to upload your own PDFs, you could thumb your nose at Elsevier by including Open Access publications.

    But if you are seriously interested, there are companies such as Lulu.com that will do a similar thing for less (and without a minimum copy number). In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if Elsevier actually sends your order to Lulu or a similar service.

  • drugmonkey says:

    But if you are seriously interested,

    Yeah, and I believe Kinko's will bind anything you bring to them as well. For a small smidgeon of what Elsevier charges, I bet....

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