Elsevier Announces the Launch of a Japanese User Interface to Scopus

Amsterdam, April 17, 2013

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the launch of a Japanese user interface to Scopus.The interface provides Japanese users with the ability to find their way through the product in their local language.

Japanese users are now able to find the research information they are looking for more efficiently – expanding beyond Scopus’ basic search functionalities to utilizing more advanced features such as personalization and alerts. As additional support all in-product help files have been translated into Japanese to further increase product understanding, helping Japanese librarians in their teaching and usage of Scopus.

“With a wide range of global content coverage and functionality, Scopus has become one of the most popular abstract and citation databases amongst researchers,” said Cameron Ross, Head of Product Management, Scopus & Engineering Village at Elsevier. “We are delighted to be able to offer the Japanese user interface to further meet the needs of our Japanese customers and users.”

“This local-language interface will help Japanese users accelerate the speed of their research, conduct analyses, determine their research strategy, provide trainings in a more efficient and effective way and gain information critical to develop their academic career,” said Tetsu Ikeda, Director, Science & Technology, Elsevier Japan. “We are excited to hear the interest and positive feedback already coming from our customers.”

To view the interface, go to www.scopus.com and click on “Japanese” in the footer or set your browser to Japanese.

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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. In addition, Scopus not only offers users citation information about the articles covered, but also directly integrates Web and patent searches. 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 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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