Elsevier (magazine)

Elsevier is a Dutch weekly political magazine. It appears Saturdays, editorial seat is Amsterdam. The magazine is published by Reed Business Information BV, which is a subsidiary of Reed Elsevier. The orientation of the magazine is considered to be right - conservative and economically liberal, the economic and monetary system part, a large proportion reserved. Editor in chief since 2000 Arendo Joustra. The number of copies sold was 2008 143.539 copies in the first quarter.


The first issue of Elsevier appeared as yet Elsevier Weekblad on 27 October 1945 previously the editor of Elsevier's Uitgeversmaatschappij had the Elsevier's Geïllustreerd Maandschrift installed already since 1891 until it was banned in 1940 during the Second World War by the German occupiers. With the opposition to the decolonization of the Dutch East Indies and the extensive business coverage turned Elsevier clear political line showcased - conservative social liberal in economic matters. The latter were again greater validity than the magazine in 1965 in the Elsevier 's Magazine and the pure economic Elsevier 's Weekblad (EW) was split, but the latter was in 1988 re-integrated into the magazine.

In the years 1965-85 Elsevier 's Magazine moving away from a literary towards a journalistic style. Politically, little changed, so criticized chief editor Ferry Hoogendijk resistant the Government De Uyl, however, was in 1985 also due to complaints from editors about his authoritarian style of leadership by the former editor of NRC Handelsblad, André Spoor, replaced the umkrempelte the sheet and it its present gave names. Spoor had to Elsevier after two years, inter alia due to sickness leave again, since his successors were, in contrast to many other print media, which have lost much of its support since the turn of the millennium, Elsevier keep you on track.

Known authors

  • Cees Nooteboom was from 1957 to 1960 worked as a freelancer for Elsevier.
  • Pim Fortuyn had from 1993 to 2001, a weekly column in the magazine and became known to a wider audience through this.
  • Leon de Winter maintained from 2004 to 2007 a ​​controversial blog in the online issue, for which he also wrote thereafter at irregular intervals posts.

Previous Editors


An online edition there is only since 2004 so that Elsevier was with HP / De Tijd much later start than at De Groene Amsterdam, which went online in 1994. In contrast to the national dailies is omitted multimedia content, blogs, RSS feeds and newsletters complement the articles.

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