Elsevier’s Scopus Connects with Brazil’s National Database of Research and Science Résumés

Amsterdam, June 19, 2012 -- Elsevier, a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced that Scopus, the world’s largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed research literature, is interoperable with the Lattes Platform, Brazil’s national database for research and science activity, through a newly developed application.

The new Curriculo Lattes Application links Scopus to the Lattes Platform providing easier access to the extensive research author data contained in Curriculo Lattes, a part of the Lattes Platform, which contains the résumés of Brazilian researchers, students and technical professionals.

Developed using the Elsevier Application Framework, the Curriculo Lattes App will be featured on each Scopus Author Details page. Currently 11,000 Brazilian authors in Curriculo Lattes are mapped to matching Scopus author IDs allowing users to access relevant profiles easily between the two databases. More Brazilian researchers will soon be mapped in Scopus and added to the application.

“The link to Curriculo Lattes greatly enhances Brazil’s science research community by allowing more efficiency, visibility, and connectivity amongst Brazilian researchers,” said Dante Cid, Director South America, Elsevier Science & Technology. “It is a significant step in our commitment to collaborate with Brazilian institutions to increase the international visibility of their research output.”

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