Elsevier Announces its Cooperation with the Ukrainian Ministry of Education and Science to Extend Access to Scientific

 Elsevier Announces its Cooperation with the Ukrainian Ministry of Education
            and Science to Extend Access to Scientific Information

  PR Newswire

  AMSTERDAM, July 11, 2013

AMSTERDAM, July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Sixty Ukrainian research institutions benefit from broader access to Elsevier
                            content and solutions

Elsevier , a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical
information products and services, today announced its cooperation with the
Ukrainian Ministry of Education and Science in order to provide access to
Elsevier's scientific databases for sixty Ukrainian research institutions.

A Declaration of Intent for Cooperation has been signed by the Ministry of
Education and Science and Elsevier. The agreement includes access to Scopus ,
the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature. The
Ukrainian Ministry also intends to license ScienceDirect , Elsevier's
full-text platform for research literature and Elsevier's SciVal research
management solutions, which provide insights into research performance.

"Access to Elsevier content and solutions will allow Ukrainian academics to
access the world's leading research publications to study the outcomes of
trustworthy research," said Mr. Yevhen Sulima, Ukraine's First Deputy Minister
of Education and Science. "In an international context, access to Elsevier
databases such as Scopus and ScienceDirect will increase the quality and
impact of Ukrainian research."

Charles Pallandt, Director Sales & Marketing at Elsevier said, "We are honored
to be the first international publisher to collaborate extensively with the
Ukrainian research community. I am confident the positive impact of expanding
access to scientific information will result in increased publication output
and will lead to an improved global ranking position."

About the Ukrainian Ministry of Education and Science

The Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine is the central executive
body, whose activities are directed and coordinated by the Cabinet of
Ministers of Ukraine. The Ministry is a part of the Central Executive
Authority of Ukraine and is the main body responsible for the central
executive development and implementation of National Policy in education and
science (including issues of innovation and information technology, and
intellectual property rights), Youth, Physical Culture and Sport.

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 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's SciVal suite

Designed to support the many stages of the research planning cycle, Elsevier's
SciVal® suite of solutions provides information about research performance,
funding and expertise to enable informed decision-making and drive successful
outcomes.Serving research institutions, funding agencies and policy bodies,
SciVal delivers objective analytical capabilities that can enhance the
performance of individuals, teams and organizations. SciVal integrates
institutional and external data sources with information from Elsevier's
Scopus®, the standard for bibliometric research tools, to offer trusted
solutions including SciVal Experts , SciVal Funding , SciVal Spotlight ,
SciVal Strata , SciVal Analytics and Pure .

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 Agata Jablonka Elsevier +49-172-6273978 a.jablonka@elsevier.com
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