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Elsevier Starts Collaboration with Newly Established Siberian Regional Universities Consortium

NOVOSIBIRSK, Russia, December 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Siberian universities will provide researchers with access to ScienceDirect and Scopus as of 2013

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services, today announced its official collaboration with the Siberian Regional Universities Consortium, providing 9 universities in Central Siberia with access to ScienceDirect and Scopus beginning in 2013. This will provide Siberian researchers with access to research literature from around the world, allowing them to stay abreast of scientific developments in their field.

The Siberian Regional Universities Consortium led by Novosibirsk State Technical University was established in November of this year. The Siberian region of Novosibirsk is one of Russia's key scientific research centers making a significant contribution to Russia's science and innovation community.  

Professor Nikolay Pustovoy, Rector of Novosibirsk State Technical University said, "The Siberian Regional Universities Consortium is a strategic initiative, launched to drive continuous innovation in our scientific community - from early career researchers to experienced professors. By providing the Consortium members access to scholarly resources, such as ScienceDirect and Scopus, through our collaboration with Elsevier we are able to help Siberian universities broaden their regional and global academic network and enrich their research output."

Dr. Igor Osipov, Elsevier's Regional Director for Russia and Belarus said, "We are honored to engage further with the Siberian region of Novosibirsk and we share the Consortium's strategic approach to long-term success in research and innovation. Elsevier is happy to support the pioneering spirit of the Consortium as they build on their strong regional capacity in science and education."

About Novosibirsk State Technical University

Novosibirsk State Technical University is one of the largest universities in Siberia. It was established in 1950 as Novosibirsk Electric Technical Institute (NETI); in 1992 it was renamed into Novosibirsk State Technical University (NSTU). The university offers about 120 programs of study in technical, economic, and humanitarian fields at the Bachelor's, Master's, Ph. D., and post-doctoral levels. Approximately 3000 faculty members and employees work at the university. Total number of enrolled students exceeds 25 thousand.

About ScienceDirect

ScienceDirect is a world's 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. It carries an ongoing innovation aiming to revolutionize the traditional format of the academic paper, the interactive elements, enhanced online-readability, alerting services, and linking options to external datasets help researchers to build insights at the article level. ScienceDirect has now more than 16 million users, the wide reach makes it an ideal place for scientists to publish and disseminate their research findings.

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 Nursing 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 publisher and information provider, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

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