Elsevier Announces Its Collaboration with the Newly Established Ural Regional Universities Consortium in Russia

Collaboration provides Ural researchers with access to ScienceDirect and Scopus

Ekaterinburg, Russia, April 2, 2013

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services, today announces its official collaboration with the Ural Regional Universities Consortium by providing 11 universities in Russia's Ural region with access to ScienceDirect and Scopus throughout 2013.

Led by the Ural Federal University, the Ural Regional University Consortium was newly established at the beginning of this month. Researchers in the region of Russia are increasingly focused on new achievements in theoretical and applied mathematics and mechanics, metallurgical processes, physics and chemistry of solids. Access to ScienceDirect and Scopus will help Ural scientists increase the quality of their research in these focused areas and share their work with the wider, global research community.

Dr. Vladimir Kruzhaev, Vice-Rector for Science of the Ural Federal University said, “Having access to high quality, current, world-class scientific information is of great importance to our researchers in the Ural district. Bringing ScienceDirect and Scopus into the daily research process will open doors for these researchers, facilitating national and international collaboration and increasing Russia’s research output and visibility. We are grateful for our collaboration with Elsevier and hope we will be able to measure its success by new research developments, innovations and publications by Ural scientists.

Dr. Igor Osipov, Elsevier’s Regional Director for Russia and Belarus said, “With its great resources and talents, Russia’s Ural region has traditionally been a key driver of the industrial development and innovation of the country. We are honored to take the next step in our collaboration with Ural Federal University and the consortium it now leads. We look forward to engaging with the researchers, helping reinforce the Ural academic community strive for excellence with Elsevier’s renowned information tools and resources.”

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About Ural Federal University
The Ural Federal University (UrFU) is one of the top ranked scientific centres in Russia, carrying out research in natural, technical, and social sciences, the humanities, and economics. Since 2008 the Ural University has carried the name of Boris Yeltsin, its graduate of 1955, elected by the people in 1991 to be the first President of Russia. The University includes 18 institutes offering over 120 Bachelor’s degree programmes and over 80 Master’s degree programmes. UrFU research facilities include dozens of research centres, innovation infrastructure, the research library boasting a collection of over three million books, several museums, and specialised collections. The total number of students at UrFU exceeds 50,000.

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 global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers, reshape human knowledge, and tackle the most urgent human crises. For 140 years, we have partnered with the research world to curate and verify scientific knowledge. Today, we’re committed to bringing that rigor to a new generation of platforms. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, 39,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. www.elsevier.com

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