Elsevier and Russian Ministry of Education and Science Announce 2013 Scopus Award Winners

 Elsevier and Russian Ministry of Education and Science Announce 2013 Scopus
                                Award Winners

  PR Newswire

  ST.PETERSBURG, Russia, May 20, 2013

ST.PETERSBURG, Russia, May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Elsevier , the world-leading provider of scientific, technical, and medical
information products and services, and the Russian Ministry of Education and
Science announced the winners of the 2013 Scopus Awards Russia.

The Scopus Award program, first held in Russia in 2005, aims to support
scientific research in Russia and honor its outstanding scientists. This
year's event has been co-hosted by Elsevier and the Russian Ministry of
Education and Science and is supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic
Research (RFBR) and the Russian Academy of Science.

This year, the selection criteria are based on data from Scopus, the world's
largest abstract and citation database for peer-reviewed literature. The
selection criteria consist of h -index scores, the number of publications and
citations as well as academic recognition at national level. The awards were
presented by Mr. Andrey Polyakov, Ministry of Science and Education of Russia,
Youngsuk "YS" Chi, Chairman of Elsevier and Dr. Igor Osipov, Elsevier's
Regional Director for Russia and Belarus.

The winners in the six award categories are:

For outstanding contribution to the field of computer sciences:

Sergei Obiedkov - Associate Professor, Department of Applied Mathematics and
Information Science, National Research University Higher School of Economics,
Moscow, Russian Federation.

For outstanding contribution to the field of physics:

Dr. Ruslan Metsaev - Researcher at P.N. Lebedev Institute of Physics, Moscow,
Russian Federation.

For outstanding contributions to the field of chemistry:

Andrey Cheprakov - Associate Professor at Chemistry Faculty, Moscow State
University, Moscow, Russian Federation.

For outstanding contributions to the field of biology:

Dr. Konstantin Lukyanov - Head of Laboratory of Biophotonics, Institute of
Bioorganic Chemistry, Moscow, Russian Federation.

For outstanding contributions to the field of social sciences:

Prof. Helena Slobodskaya (M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc.) - Principal research scientist,
Institute of Physiology and Basic Medicine, Novosibirsk State University,
Novosibirsk, Russian Federation.

Early career researcher:

Alexander Chernov (Ph.D.) - Researcher, General Physics Institute, Moscow,
Russian Federation.

"The Scopus Award ceremony is an important event to honor the brightest
individuals in Russian science. We are glad to share this celebration of
Russian science together with Elsevier and hope these awards inspire our
researchers to continue their discoveries and change the world for the
better", said Mr. Andrey Polyakov, Deputy Director of Department on Science
and Technologies Development, Ministry of Education and Science.

Youngsuk "YS" Chi, Chairman of Elsevier, remarked, "Elsevier is honored to
take part in this celebration of achievements in Russian research. The
accomplishments of these six extremely talented individuals are a testament to
the bright future of Russian scientific research. Working together with Russia
for many years now, Elsevier aims to continuously support Russian researchers
with the highest quality content and cutting-edge solutions. We are delighted
today to see the fruits of our enduring collaboration."

The Scopus Awards ceremony was held at Grand Hotel Europe, on the 14 ^th of
May, 2013 and preceded by the International Congress. The Congress became the
meeting-point for multi-subject discussion on further perspectives of science
and technologies and higher education developments in Russia. Congress
participants and speakers presented research, high education and business
spheres and included Vladimir Kvardakov (Deputy Chairman of RFBR), Richard
Burger (Research & Innovation Councilor, Delegation of EU to Russia), Andrey
Polyakov (Deputy Director of Department, Russian Ministry of Education and
Science) and Youngsuk "YS" Chi (Chairman, Elsevier), and many other
specialists in science, education and business.

About Ministry of Education and Science, Russia

The Ministry of Education and Science is a federal body of executive power,
which carries out functions on elaborating state policy and normative-lawful
regulation in the spheres of education, scientific, scientific-technical and
innovative activity, nanotechnologies, intellectual property, and also in the
sphere of upbringing, social support and protection of pupils of educational

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 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
provider of professional information solutions. The group employs more than
30,000 people, including more than 15,000 in North America. Reed Elsevier
Group plc is owned equally by two parent companies, Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed
Elsevier NV. Their shares are traded on the London, Amsterdam and New York
Stock Exchanges using the following ticker symbols: London: REL; Amsterdam:
REN; New York: RUK and ENL.

Media contact

Galina Yakshonak Elsevier, Russia +7-985-72-779-67 g.yakshonak@elsevier.com
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