Elsevier Announces its Collaboration with Turkish Academic Network and Information Center

177 universities in Turkey benefit from access to Scopus and ScienceDirect for the next 3 years

Ankara July 1, 2013

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services, today announced its agreement with the Turkish Academic Network and Information Center (ULAKBIM) to provide 177 academic and research institutions in Turkey with access to Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature. In addition, access to ScienceDirect, Elsevier’s full-text platform for research literature has been extended.

The 3-year agreement ensures Turkish researchers can benefit from access to high quality, world-class scholarly information resources and tools, allowing them to stay abreast of scientific developments in their fields. The previous ScienceDirect agreement with ULAKBIM provided access to 104 institutions, whereas the new agreement welcomes an additional 73 new members.

Dr. Ahmet Kaplan, Acting Director of ULAKBIM, said, “At ULAKBIM, we aim to provide our researchers with top quality scholarly information resources. Securing access to Scopus and ScienceDirect enables us to offer Turkish scientists the opportunity to broaden their global academic network and advance their research output. Our collaboration with Elsevier helps us to reach our objectives.”

Tayfun Basal, Elsevier Regional Director for Turkey, Middle East and Central Asia, said, “We are pleased to see Scopus is now under national license in Turkey, similar to ScienceDirect. Access to these solutions will help Turkish scientists improve their reach within the global academic community. ULAKBIM’s main goal is to provide access to scholarly information to help advance Turkey’s scientific position. We are honored to support ULAKBIM in achieving this goal.”

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About Turkish Academic Network and Information Center (ULAKBIM), Turkey
The Turkish Academic Network and Information Centre (ULAKBIM)
was founded as a R&D Facility Institute of TÜBİTAK(*) in 1996. ULAKBIM’s main objectives have been set as operating a high speed computer network enabling interaction within the institutional elements of the national innovation system, and providing information technology support and information services to help scientific production. ULAKBIM aims at providing technological facilities such as computer networks, information technology support, and information and document delivery services, to meet the information requirements of universities and research institutions, and to increase the efficiency and productivity of their end users. ULAKBIM consists of National Academic Network (ULAKNET) Unit, which undertakes the task of formation and operation of research and education network infrastructure in Turkey, and Cahit Arf Information Center, which provides information and document supply services nationwide.

(*)TÜBİTAK: The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey

About 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

, 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 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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