Elsevier Starts Collaboration with Newly Established Siberian Regional Universities Consortium

    Elsevier Starts Collaboration with Newly Established Siberian Regional
                           Universities Consortium

  PR Newswire

  NOVOSIBIRSK, Russia, December 11, 2012

NOVOSIBIRSK, Russia, December 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

     Siberian universities  will  provid e  researchers with access to
                   ScienceDirect and Scopus  as of  2013

Elsevier , a world-leading provider of scientific, technical, and medical
information products and services, today announced its official collaboration
with the Siberian Regional Universities Consortium, providing 9 universities
in Central Siberia with access to ScienceDirect and Scopus beginning in 2013.
This will provide Siberian researchers with access to research literature from
around the world, allowing them to stay abreast of scientific developments in
their field.

The Siberian Regional Universities Consortium led by Novosibirsk State
Technical University was established in November of this year. The Siberian
region of Novosibirsk is one of Russia's key scientific research centers
making a significant contribution to Russia's science and innovation
community. 

Professor Nikolay Pustovoy, Rector of Novosibirsk State Technical University
said, "The Siberian Regional Universities Consortium is a strategic
initiative, launched to drive continuous innovation in our scientific
community - from early career researchers to experienced professors. By
providing the Consortium members access to scholarly resources, such as
ScienceDirect and Scopus, through our collaboration with Elsevier we are able
to help Siberian universities broaden their regional and global academic
network and enrich their research output."

Dr. Igor Osipov, Elsevier's Regional Director for Russia and Belarus said, "We
are honored to engage further with the Siberian region of Novosibirsk and we
share the Consortium's strategic approach to long-term success in research and
innovation. Elsevier is happy to support the pioneering spirit of the
Consortium as they build on their strong regional capacity in science and
education."

About  Novosibirsk State Technical University

Novosibirsk State Technical University is one of the largest universities in
Siberia. It was established in 1950 as Novosibirsk Electric Technical
Institute (NETI); in 1992 it was renamed into Novosibirsk State Technical
University (NSTU). The university offers about 120 programs of study in
technical, economic, and humanitarian fields at the Bachelor's, Master's,
Ph.D., and post-doctoral levels. Approximately 3000 faculty members and
employees work at the university. Total number of enrolled students exceeds 25
thousand.

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
tool.

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).

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