International Union of Crystallography (IUCr) Content Indexed in Scirus’ Science-Specific Search Engine

Partnership Makes Valuable Scientific Content Easier to Find.

Amsterdam, 21 December 2004 - Elsevier, a leading provider of global information-driven services and solutions, today announced that its free science-specific search engine, Scirus, has partnered with the to index its content. The IUCr is a world-leading scientific union dedicated to serving and promoting the international community of crystallographers. The addition of the IUCr’s unique collection of abstracts and full text articles adds to the already extensive chemistry portion of the Scirus index, maintaining Scirus’ leadership as the most comprehensive source of scientific content on the Web.

Scirus delivered complete and comprehensive coverage of 99% of IUCr content in this first round of indexing. Scirus has successfully indexed more than 56,000 full-text journal articles and abstracts from such prestigious titles as Acta Crystallographica Sections A-F, Journal of Applied Crystallography and Journal of Synchrotron Radiation. 

Through this partnership, Scirus demonstrates its continued dedication to providing users with the best tool for finding scientific content on the Web.

Scirus was able to completely capture all bibliographical information available for IUCr content by the use of Scirus’ unique and powerful indexing process. By capturing titles, authors, published dates, bibliographical information and more, Scirus ensures the most relevant information is available and searchable for the user. Proper indexing contributes to the optimization of ranking of IUCr content in the Scirus index.

"Scirus continuously strives to offer the scientific community the best tool for finding relevant scientific information online, with comprehensive coverage of content from all relevant publishers,” said Eefke Smit, director of ScienceDirect and bibliographic databases at Elsevier. "The addition of IUCr to our index makes it easier for researchers using Scirus to find first-rate chemistry publications.”

Scirus will increase IUCr content visibility by making it accessible to its over one million users. As with all journal content on Scirus, IUCr results will be branded on the results page, assuring users the content is from a validated source. Scirus also pays special attention to displaying all results accurately, including all-important bibliographical information. 

"The IUCr is continually working to make crystallography research more widely available and visible, and indexing by Scirus is a major step forward in this process," said Peter Strickland, managing editor at the IUCr. "The indexing is enabled by the CrossRef infrastructure and we are impressed with the professionalism and high quality of work provided by the Scirus staff.”

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About the IUCr
The IUCr publishes seven primary research journals in crystallography, and an eighth covering the technology, instrumentation and uses of synchrotron radiation. The IUCr is a not-for-profit organization that, in addition to publication of primary research articles in structural science, aims to promote international cooperation and to contribute to the advancement of all aspects of crystallography.

About Scirus
Launched in April 2001, Scirus is the most comprehensive science, technical and medical-specific search engine available on the Internet. Driven by the latest in search engine technology, it covers more than 167 million pages and can pinpoint STM information that other search engines cannot reach, including PDF files and peer reviewed articles. Scirus has won several international awards including the Search Engine Watch awards for Best Specialty Search Engine and a nomination for Best Science Web Site for the prestigious Webby Awards.

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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