Elsevier Announces its Collaboration with Turkish Academic Network and Information Center

    Elsevier Announces its Collaboration with Turkish Academic Network and
                              Information Center

  PR Newswire

  ANKARA, Turkey, July 1, 2013

ANKARA, Turkey, July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --


177 universities in Turkey benefit from access to Scopus and ScienceDirect for
                               the next 3 years

Elsevier , a world-leading provider of scientific, technical, and medical
information products and services, today announced its agreement with the
Turkish Academic Network and Information Center (ULAKBIM) to provide 177
academic and research institutions in Turkey with access to Scopus , the
largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature. In
addition, access to ScienceDirect , Elsevier's full-text platform for research
literature has been extended.

The 3-year agreement ensures Turkish researchers can benefit from access to
high quality, world-class scholarly information resources and tools, allowing
them to stay abreast of scientific developments in their fields. The previous
ScienceDirect agreement with ULAKBIM provided access to 104 institutions,
whereas the new agreement welcomes an additional 73 new members.

Dr. Ahmet Kaplan, Acting Director of ULAKBIM, said, "At ULAKBIM, we aim to
provide our researchers with top quality scholarly information resources.
Securing access to Scopus and ScienceDirect enables us to offer Turkish
scientists the opportunity to broaden their global academic network and
advance their research output. Our collaboration with Elsevier helps us to
reach our objectives."

Tayfun Basal, Elsevier Regional Director for Turkey, Middle East and Central
Asia, said, "We are pleased to see Scopus is now under national license in
Turkey, similar to ScienceDirect. Access to these solutions will help Turkish
scientists improve their reach within the global academic community. ULAKBIM's
main goal is to provide access to scholarly information to help advance
Turkey's scientific position. We are honored to support ULAKBIM in achieving
this goal."

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About Turkish Academic Network and Information Center (ULAKBIM), Turkey

The Turkish Academic Network and Information Centre (ULAKBIM) was founded as a
R&D Facility Institute of TÜBÝTAK(*) in 1996. ULAKBIM's main objectives have
been set as operating a high speed computer network enabling interaction
within the institutional elements of the national innovation system, and
providing information technology support and information services to help
scientific production. ULAKBIM aims at providing technological facilities such
as computer networks, information technology support, and information and
document delivery services, to meet the information requirements of
universities and research institutions, and to increase the efficiency and
productivity of their end users. ULAKBIM consists of National Academic Network
(ULAKNET) Unit, which undertakes the task of formation and operation of
research and education network infrastructure in Turkey, and CahitArf
Information Center, which provides information and document supply services

(*)TÜBÝTAK: The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey

About ScienceDirect

ScienceDirect is a world 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.
ScienceDirect aims to revolutionize the traditional format of the academic
paper; interactive elements, enhanced online-readability, alerting services,
and linking options to external datasets help researchers to build insights at
the article level. ScienceDirect now has more than 10 million users; its wide
reach makes it an ideal place for scientists to publish and disseminate their
research findings.

About Scopus

Scopus , the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed
literature, features smart tools to track, analyze and visualize scholarly
research. Its vast database contains abstracts and references from nearly
21,000 titles from 5,000 publishers worldwide, ensuring broad
interdisciplinary coverage in the fields of science, technology, medicine,
social sciences and Arts & Humanities. Scopus was designed and developed with
input from researchers and librarians internationally; and features direct
links to subscribed full-text articles, other library resources and
interoperability with applications such as reference management software.

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

Gamze Keskin

Elsevier, Turkey, Iran, Middle East and Central Asia

+90-533-330-57-99, g.keskin@elsevier.com
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