Elsevier and the Fulbright Commission Honor UK Research Talent with the UK Scopus Young Researcher Award

  Elsevier and the Fulbright Commission Honor UK Research Talent with the UK
                        Scopus Young Researcher Award

  PR Newswire

  LONDON, November 14, 2013

LONDON, November 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Elsevier , a world leading provider of scientific, technical and medical
information products and services, and the US-UK Fulbright Commission today
honor six early career researchers in a range of academic disciplines at the
2013 Scopus Young Researcher Award ceremony. More than 60 university
executives, policy makers, library directors and senior researchers will
attend the award ceremony at the Prince Philip House in London, recognizing
the outstanding achievements of the UK's best early career researchers.

The UK Scopus Young Researcher Award is one of the initiatives the US-UK
Fulbright Commission and Elsevier have developed together to foster UK
research talent. The award nominees are all researchers who have published for
the first time in 2010 or more recently and have an affiliation to an
institution in the United Kingdom. Nominations were assessed by a jury
consisting of former Fulbright scholars and other discipline-specific experts.
Their assessment was based on publication and citation data drawn from Scopus
, Elsevier's abstract and citation database. The 2013 UK Scopus Young
Researcher Award winners are:

  *Medical Science: Corrie Macdonald-Wallis, University of Bristol
  *Physical Sciences: Martin Lavery, University of Glasgow
  *Social Sciences: Liam Clegg, University of York
  *Environmental Sciences: Charles West, University of Plymouth
  *Arts & Humanities: Jennifer Watling, University of Exeter
  *Biochemistry, Genetics & Molecular Biology: Stephen Montgomery, University
    College London

The jury also selected the University of Exeter to receive a Scopus Fostering
Great Research Institutional Award for its commitment to fostering excellence
in young researchers.

"UK institutions consistently produce quality young talent, helping to
contribute to the excellent research performance we see across the country,"
said Nick Fowler, Managing Director Academic & Government Institutions,
Elsevier. "Our hope is that awards like these will help to celebrate and
showcase young talent in a large range of research disciplines and encourage
the next generation of researchers to think big and aim high."

"We are pleased to join forces again with Elsevier to support researchers in
furthering their careers," said Penny Egan, Executive Director, US- UK
Fulbright Commission. "These awards are not just meant to acknowledge the
outstanding performance of the young researchers, but should also be seen as
confirmation of their ability to succeed in their chosen field and help them
to feel more confident at the beginning of their careers opening up new
opportunities for future work.'

Elsevier has hosted Scopus Young Researcher Awards around the world with
various partner organisations since 1995, in a concerted effort to support the
growth and development of research talent globally.

About the US-UK Fulbright Commission

The US-UK Fulbright Commission was created by treaty on 22 September 1948. The
Fulbright Commission offers grants at postgraduate and postdoctoral level for
study in any discipline and at any accredited institution in the US and UK, as
well as a number of special exchange programmes for shorter projects or for
younger scholars. During the last six decades, approximately 15,000 UK
nationals have studied in the US and 12,000 US nationals in the UK as part of
the Fulbright Programme. Prominent alumni of the Fulbright Programme include
poet Sylvia Plath, Charles Kennedy MP, journalist and author Toby Young and
the most recent noble prize winner Peter Higgs.

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 21,000
titles from more than 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 , SciVal , Reaxys , ClinicalKey and Mosby's
Suite , which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals,
helping 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. 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 Harald Boersma Director, Corporate Relations, Elsevier
+31-20-485-27-36 h.boersma@elsevier.com
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