Elsevier Develops Scopus Alerts (Lite) iPhone Application to Help Researchers Stay Up-to-date while On-the-go

Allowing scientists mobile access to their search and citation alerts

Amsterdam, 12 May 2010 – Elsevier, a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced it has built a new iPhone application, Scopus Alerts (Lite) http://tinyurl.com/scopusmob, that gives researchers mobile access to the Searching and Alerting features of Scopus, the world’s largest abstract and citation database.

The new application, which is available on iTunes and the Apple App Store globally, gives iPhone users the ability to find and display abstracts and reference information from the Scopus database, which covers 18,000 journals produced by more than 5,000 publishers worldwide. The app is designed to help eliminate the need for scientists to seek out a desktop or laptop computer when seeking quality research data while travelling, attending conferences or commuting to and from work.

Application features include the creation of search and citation alerts as well as the ability to save favorite abstracts and add notes. Further supporting collaboration among researchers, the app also allows users to share search results and links to favorite articles, via Email and Twitter.

“The hectic lifestyle of today’s scientists has created the need for content to be easily accessible wherever, whenever,” said Niels Weertman, VP Product Management of Scopus for Elsevier. “In fact, 65% of scientists we surveyed said they would anticipate using the Scopus Alerts app on their mobile device. We are excited to help meet this need by helping researchers across the globe stay connected to the latest scientific knowledge no matter where they are.”

The new Scopus Alerts (Lite) application is the first of several Elsevier has planned to further support the mobility of today’s researchers. A ScienceDirect app is in development and customers can expect to receive news of its availability over the summer. The current version of the application is available free of charge to existing Scopus customers and can be downloaded from http://tinyurl.com/scopusmob.

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About Scopus
Covering the world’s research literature, Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources with smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research. Its unique database contains abstracts and references from 18,000 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 integrates web and patent searches directly from its clean and simple interface. Direct links to 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. For more information about Scopus please visit http://www.info.scopus.com

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, Research Intelligence and ClinicalKey— and publishes over 2,500 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and more than 35,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a world-leading provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. www.elsevier.com

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