Elsevier Supports Russia’s ROSATOM Knowledge Management Program

25 ROSATOM affiliated research institutes benefit from access to ScienceDirect and Scopus to support safe nuclear energy research

Moscow, July 15, 2013

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced it has extended its collaboration with Russia's State Atomic Energy Corporation (ROSATOM) by providing 25 research institutes with access to ScienceDirect and Scopus as part of its Knowledge Management Program.

Launched in 2011, ROSATOM's Knowledge Management Program offers its researchers an infrastructure to access and preserve international scientific information, supporting its development in fundamental and applied research in nuclear and radiation safety, nuclear medicine, composite materials and new energy sources. Providing access to ScienceDirect, Elsevier's full-text platform for research literature, and Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, expands the ROSATOM program and will help the 25 affiliated research institutes to further develop their position in nuclear energy research.

Dr. Nikolay Kondratyev, CEO of ROSATOM's managing company CJSC Science and Innovations, said, "We recognize that it is impossible to be a leader in research and stimulate innovation without access to high-quality scientific information. We are pleased to continue our cooperation with Elsevier and are confident that including Elsevier's tools and resources in the program will help us to deliver scientific breakthroughs."

Igor Osipov, PhD, Regional Director at Elsevier for Russia and Belarus, added, "ROSATOM 's Knowledge Management Program stimulates search and discovery across its national network of Research & Development centers. We are pleased to support the program by providing access to ScienceDirect and Scopus for ROSATOM's research community. By including Elsevier's tools and resources in the program, we also take a further step in our collaboration with Russian scientific institutes."

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About ROSATOM
The State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM
incorporates more than 250 enterprises and scientific institutions, including all civil nuclear companies of Russia, nuclear weapons complex's facilities, research organizations and the world's only nuclear-propelled fleet. ROSATOM is the largest utility in Russia which produces more than 40% of electricity in the country's European part. ROSATOM holds leading positions in the world market of nuclear technologies being the 1-st in the world simultaneous nuclear build abroad; 2-nd in uranium reserves and 5-th in uranium mining; 4-th in nuclear electricity generation, while providing 40% of the world uranium enrichment services and 17% of the world nuclear fuel market. ROSATOM is also tasked to fulfill Russia's international obligations in the field of the peaceful uses of atomic energy and nuclear nonproliferation regime.

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 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 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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