Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Has Chosen to use Elsevier's SciVal Suite and Scopus to Support

 Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Has Chosen to use
  Elsevier's SciVal Suite and Scopus to Support Evaluation of U.K. Research

  PR Newswire

  AMSTERDAM, January 14, 2013

AMSTERDAM, January 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Elsevier , a world-leading provider of scientific, technical, and medical
information products and services, has signed an agreement with EPSRC to
provide them with access to SciVal Spotlight, SciVal Strata, and Scopus. EPSRC
will use these products and tools to support evaluation of the impact of UK
research in engineering and the physical sciences.

EPSRC is one of the largest UK research councils and a member of Research
Councils UK (RCUK). The decision by the organization to use these products and
tools is based on the comprehensiveness of the data and the additional
insights available through looking at research from the unique perspective of
SciVal Spotlight competencies, as well as the traditional journal
classification system.

"We are delighted that EPSRC has chosen to adopt SciVal and Scopus," said Nick
Fowler, Managing Director, Academic and Government Institutions at Elsevier.
"Elsevier aims to help funding bodies and research institutions develop and
execute their research strategies, and to maximize the impact of their
investments to advance research."


The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is the UK's
main agency for funding research in engineering and the physical sciences.
EPSRC invests around £800 million a year in research and postgraduate
training, to help the nation handle the next generation of technological
change. The areas covered range from information technology to structural
engineering, and mathematics to materials science. This research forms the
basis for future economic development in the UK and improvements for
everyone's health, lifestyle and culture. EPSRC works alongside other Research
Councils with responsibility for other areas of research. The Research
Councils work collectively on issues of common concern via Research Councils

About the Elsevier SciVal ^®  suite  Elsevier's SciVal suite of services
supports academic and government leadership in evaluating, establishing and
executing research strategies that optimize the performance of existing assets
and maximize investments to enhance near and long-term productivity. SciVal
tools leverage Scopus® data, Elsevier's trusted source of bibliometric data,
to offer innovative yet authoritative solutions. Current suite offerings
include: SciVal Spotlight™, a strategic tool that generates unique
institutional and country maps of existing and emerging research strengths
based on an interdisciplinary perspective of current performance; SciVal
Funding™, an online solution that provides targeted recommendations on grants
to pursue based on pre-populated research profiles and historical awards;
SciVal Strata™, a web-based research performance tool that offers users the
flexibility to construct relevant contextual data to evaluate research teams
or individual researchers, using a range of indicators based on Scopus data;
SciVal Experts, a semantic technology-based application that enables
researchers to identify and locate sources of expertise at an individual or
departmental level within and across institutions.

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

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier employs 7,000 people
worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC , a world-leading
provider of professional information solutions in the Science, Medical, Legal
and Risk and Business sectors, 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 Iris Kisjes Elsevier +31-20-485-3072
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