Elsevier Starts Collaboration with Newly Established Far Eastern Consortium in Russia

Elsevier Starts Collaboration with Newly Established Far Eastern Consortium in

  PR Newswire

  VLADIVOSTOK, Russia, December 10, 2012

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia, December 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Five-year collaboration agreement includes access to ScienceDirect and Scopus
                            for Consortium Members

Elsevier , a world-leading provider of scientific, technical, and medical
information products and services, today announced its collaboration with the
Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU), the leading University of Russia's Far
Eastern Consortium, through a five-year collaboration agreement including
access to ScienceDirect and Scopus for all Consortium members from January
2013 onwards.

Russia's Far Eastern Federal district has grown to become a key social and
political focus for the Russian Government. Since the APEC Summit held in
September of this year, a Ministry for Far Eastern Affairs has been founded
and the region is designated to become Russia's growing economic, commercial
and research hub in Asia Pacific.

As the largest university in the region, FEFU plays a key role in this
development plan and has established the Far Eastern Consortium, a consortium
of more than 50 regional universities and academic institutes. Together, these
universities and institutes aim to increase research output for the region,
strengthen local academic relations, and drive international collaboration
within the scientific arena.

Dr. Igor Protsenko, Vice-Rector for Science & Innovation at the Far Eastern
Federal University, said of the collaboration with Elsevier, "Supporting
innovation and research development is essential for effective economic
growth, not only in this region but also nationally and globally. By providing
the Consortium members with access to high-quality scholarly resources and
information, we are building regional capacity and embracing knowledge sharing
and innovation in the Asia-Pacific scientific community. We look forward to
strengthen our collaboration with Elsevier with this long-term project."

Dr. Igor Osipov, Regional Director of Elsevier in Russia and Belarus, said,
"We are confident that this collaboration will enable FEFU to successfully
fulfill its key role in the development of the region. We particularly welcome
the University's social function within the Consortium, helping other, smaller
research institutes with fewer resources by providing them with access to
ScienceDirect and Scopus. Elsevier and FEFU share the strategic goal to drive
innovation across research and academic institutions."

About  Far Eastern Federal University, Russia

Far Eastern Federal University is the largest institution of higher education
in the Russian Far East. Its history dates back to 1899 - the year the
Oriental Institute was established. In 2011, three other leading universities
in the region were merged with Far Eastern Federal University: Far Eastern
National Technical University, Pacific State University of Economics and
Ussuriisk State Pedagogical Institute. The Far Eastern Federal University
Development Program focuses on six priority areas: ocean resources, energy
resources and energy-conserving technology, nano-systems and nano-materials,
transportation and logistics, biomedical technology, and comprehensive
coordination with Asia-Pacific countries. FEFU offers high quality modern
education and vast opportunities for the career development of its graduates.
In the summer of 2012 Dr. Sergey Ivanets, formerly Russia's Vice-Minister of
Education and Science, was appointed as FEFU's Rector. http://dvfu.ru/ .

About ScienceDirect

ScienceDirect is a world's premier full-text scientific database offering
journal articles and book chapters from more than 2,500 peer-reviewed journals
and 11,000 books. The platform offers search and retrieval functionalities
that enable users to work effectively in the knowledge discovery process. It
carries an ongoing innovation aiming to revolutionize the traditional format
of the academic paper, the interactive elements, enhanced online-readability,
alerting services, and linking options to external datasets help researchers
to build insights at the article level. ScienceDirect has now more than 16
million users, the wide reach makes it an ideal place for scientists to
publish and disseminate their research findings.

About Scopus

Covering the world's research literature, Scopus is the largest abstract and
citation database of peer-reviewed literature. Featuring smart tools to track,
analyze and visualize research, Scopus was designed and developed with input
from over 500 users and librarians internationally. Its unique database
contains abstracts and references from nearly 20,500 peer-reviewed journals
from more than 5,000 publishers worldwide, ensuring broad interdisciplinary
coverage. Direct links to subscribed full-text articles, library resources and
other applications like reference management software, make Scopus quicker,
easier and more comprehensive to use than any other literature research

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical
information products and services. The company works in partnership with the
global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals,
including The Lancet and Cell , and close to 20,000 book titles, including
major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier's online solutions
include ScienceDirect , Scopus , Reaxys , ClinicalKey and Mosby's Nursing
Suite , which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals,
and the SciVal suite and MEDai's Pinpoint Review , which help research and
health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier employs 7,000 people
worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC , a world-leading
publisher and information provider, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier
PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL
(London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

Media contact Galina Yakshonak Elsevier, Russia +7-985-72-779-67
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