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Elsevier Promotes Local Research Efforts in Pakistan Through "Quiz for Science"



    Elsevier Promotes Local Research Efforts in Pakistan Through "Quiz for
                                   Science"

  PR Newswire

  ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, July 5, 2013

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, July 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Initial phase runs from 4 July to 31 October 2013

Elsevier , a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical
information products and services, announced the launch of the Quiz for
Science series for 30 leading universities and institutions in Pakistan,
recognizing local research efforts from across the country.

Quiz for Science is based on content and information available through
ScienceDirect , Elsevier's database of scientific, full-text information. All
students, researchers and faculty of the 30 leading universities and
institutions in Pakistan have access to ScienceDirect through the digital
library program of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and can participate
in the quiz. Quiz for Science is designed as an innovative and interactive way
for researchers to enhance their scientific knowledge while providing them an
opportunity to win prizes.

"Elsevier is committed to promoting scientific excellence around the world and
Quiz for Science is a step in that direction, especially to highlight the
efforts of the research community in Pakistan," said Saurabh Sharma,
Elsevier's Regional Director for its Science & Technology division in South
Asia. "I'm confident that Quiz for Science will attract an overwhelming level
of participation and support from within the community which will further
support research advancement in Pakistan."

To participate in the quiz, each applicant must register and answer 20
questions in the subject area of their specialization. The majority of the
questions contained in the quiz are based on journal articles published by
Pakistani researchers over the last few years.

The initial phase of the quiz runs from 4 July to 31 October 2013. For more
information go to http://www.QuizforScience.com/Pakistan .

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 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 Manik Sethi Elsevier +91-124-477-4204 m.sethi@elsevier.com
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