More international visibility for the research produced by the 275 units affiliated to the University of Paris-Saclay

Paris, October 11, 2019

The University of Paris-Saclay and Elsevier, a global information analytics business specializing in science and health, are proud to announce that the research works from the 275 units affiliated to the University of Paris-Saclay are now accessible in a single ‘University of Paris Saclay’ category within the Scopus database.

“The identification and the promotion of the laboratories of the University Paris-Saclay is our best way of developing the university's international collaborations, to strengthen our attractiveness for students and to promote scientific teams at the highest level of global research. It is also a key criterion for our presence in international rankings,” said Claude Chappert, Project Officer to the presidency. “The joint work with Elsevier on their Scopus database will facilitate access to all the University's publications.”

This identification work was essential prior to the upcoming institutional meeting happening in early January 2020, when the University of Paris-Saclay, now constituted as a ComUE (Community of Universities and Institutions), will become a full-fledged university composed of its seven institutional members and seven ONR partners. The aim is to boost laboratories’ visibility at an international scale, as the French system structurally does not facilitate the visibility of each research unit.

Elsevier's Scopus solution, the largest database of citations and abstracts of peer-reviewed journal articles, conference proceedings and e-books, provides a dynamic management of their publication profile.

William Rubens, Elsevier’s Regional Director for France and Southern Europe said: “This remarkable collaboration with the UPS opens up a field of opportunities for all universities and research organizations in France. These institutions can take a new step in terms of visibility and recognition, as long as the tutelage is made explicit in the signature of publications.

“We are now able to dynamically and structurally reproduce the work of the 275 research units affiliated to the University of Paris-Saclay, allowing those who need it, to access it in a simple, fast and automated way. We are pleased to have been able to meet these very specific needs and remain committed to serving the scientific community.”

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About the University PARIS-SACLAY
To meet the challenge of international competition for education, research and innovation, some of the most renowned institutions in France constitute the Paris-Saclay University and pool training and research at the highest level worldwide.

The University Paris-Saclay offers a wide range of courses, from license to doctorate in graduate schools, in most areas involving the natural sciences as well as the humanities and social sciences. Today, 9,000 master students, 4,600 doctoral students, as many engineering students and a broad undergraduate cycle bring together some 65,000 students in member institutions.

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.

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Marie-Pauline Gacoin, Communications
Université Paris-Saclay

Sacha Boucherie, Global Communications