Elsevier and Algerian Ministry of Higher Education and Research Announce the Winners of 2013 Algerian Scopus Award

Algeria, November 20, 2013

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services, and the Algerian Ministry of Higher Education today announced the winners of the 2013 Algerian Scopus Awards. The selected 12 winners' work covers a range of academic disciplines, recognizing Algeria's top researchers.

The Algerian Scopus Awards program was first launched in 2010 and came to fruition through a joint initiative between Elsevier and the Algerian Ministry of Higher Education and Research with the aim to foster and encourage Algerian research talent. The award nominees are all researchers who have published since 2007 and are affiliated to a university or research institution in Algeria. Nominations were assessed by a jury consisting of representatives of the Ministry of Higher Education and Research and other discipline-specific experts. Their assessment was based on publication and citation data drawn from Elsevier's Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of global research literature.

The selected 12 winners are:

"It has been a pleasure to launch the third edition of the Algerian Scopus Awards honoring our nation's most distinguished researchers," said Professor Hafid Aourag, Director General of Scientific Research of the Algerian Ministry of Higher Education and Research. "Elsevier has made it possible for Algeria to share its accomplishments and scientific advancements with the global science community, while at the same time enhancing recognition of our researchers' most important scholarly work.

"Our hope is that awards like these will help to celebrate and showcase research talent globally in a large range of research disciplines and encourage the next generation of researchers. Elsevier is proud to work with the Algerian Ministry of Higher Education and Research to bring recognition to the scientific performance and discoveries of an extraordinary nation," said M'hamed el Asiati, Director SciVal Content and Analytics at Elsevier, attending the award ceremony which took place on November 14 at the Sofitel Alger, Algeria.

Elsevier has hosted the Scopus Researcher Awards program around the world with various partner organizations since 2006 in a concerted effort to support the growth and development of research talent globally.


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About the Algerian Ministry of Higher Education & Research

The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research is the department responsible for the development and the progress of the academic sector and scientific research in Algeria. To achieve these objectives, the ministry has created two institutions: The Research Centre on Scientific and Technical Information (CERIST) was founded in 1985 with the primary objective to implement programs of scientific research and technological development in the field of information science and technology. The General Directorate for Scientific Research and Technological Development (DG-RSDT) came into being in September 2009, and was set up by law # 08-05 of February 23, 2008, which defines the five-years scientific national research plan (2008-2013), expected to move the Algerian research system to excellency for a sustainable development. By this law, the DG-RSDT is the principal enabler of national scientific research and development.

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 information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions — among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Elsevier Research Intelligence, and ClinicalKey — and publishes nearly 2,200 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and over 25,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works.

The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world leading provider of professional information solutions in the Science, Medical, Legal and Risk and Business sectors, 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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