Russia’s Far Eastern Federal University Selects Elsevier Solutions to Expand Access to Scientific Publications

Broad access to scientific publications to increase the university's research ranking position

Moscow, Russia, November 28, 2013

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced today it has reached an agreement with Russia's Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) to grant access to ScienceDirect's Journal Backfile Collection and  e-Book Collection as well as Reaxys® to its researchers. In addition, Elsevier will host two of FEFU's open access journals on ScienceDirect.

FEFU plays a key role in the Russian government's objective to strengthen the economic position of the Russian Far East region. FEFU contributes to this objective by providing its researchers with access to Elsevier's historical journal content (prior to 1995), e-Books and Reaxys, a workflow solution for chemistry researchers, aiming to increase scientific output to become a research hub for the Far East region in Russia and adjacent countries. By also committing to publishing two of FEFU's journals on ScienceDirect through its Production & Hosting (P&H) program, Elsevier aims to help to increase the university's scholarly influence in the global scientific landscape.

Dr. Sergey V. Dubovitskiy, FEFU's Vice President for Strategic Development said, "Building and supporting innovation and research development is impossible without new tools and resources that connect our researchers to global scientific content. By providing expanded access to high quality scholarly information and publishing our own journals online on ScienceDirect, we aim to open doors for new discoveries and international collaboration. With Elsevier's support we hope to reach excellent results."

Igor Osipov, PhD, Regional Director at Elsevier Russia and Belarus added, "We are pleased to continue our collaboration with FEFU which started in 2012 with initial access to ScienceDirect (content from 1995) and Scopus. Today's agreement marks our first Production & Hosting agreement in Russia. We are confident that publishing FEFU's journals on ScienceDirect and providing expanded access to scientific content from ScienceDirect and Reaxys will strenghten FEFU's reputation in the international scientific community."

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About Far Eastern Federal University, Russia
Far Eastern Federal University is the largest institution of higher education in the Russian Far East. Its history dates back to 1899 - the year the Oriental Institute was established. In 2011, three other leading universities in the region were merged with Far Eastern Federal University: Far Eastern National Technical University, Pacific State University of Economics and Ussuriisk State Pedagogical Institute. The Far Eastern Federal University Development Program focuses on 6 priority areas: ocean resources, energy resources and energy-conserving technology, nano-systems and nano-materials, transportation and logistics, biomedical technology, and comprehensive coordination with Asia-Pacific countries. FEFU offers high quality modern education and vast opportunities for the career development of its graduates. In the summer of 2012 Dr. Sergey Ivanets, formerly Russia's Vice-Minister of Education and Science, was appointed as FEFU's Rector.

About ScienceDirect
ScienceDirect is home to almost one-quarter of the world's peer-reviewed full-text scientific, technical and medical content. Over 15 million researchers, health care professionals, teachers, students and information professionals around the globe rely on ScienceDirect as a trusted source of nearly 2,200 journals, almost 900 serials and close to 22,000 book titles. ScienceDirect supports research and education with interactive elements in articles such as audio, video, graphs, tables and images, and offers tools so users can easily set alerts. Content on ScienceDirect also features embedded links to external datasets, including earth and environmental science data from PANGAEA, abstract and indexing data from Scopus and chemical reactions data from Reaxys. With almost 12 million content pieces available—including pre-publication release of articles and open access content from Elsevier journals—ScienceDirect is a premier platform for discovering the world of research.

About Elsevier's Production & Hosting program
Production & Hosting by Elsevier provides a publishing solution for societies, universities, academies of science, government agencies, and other academic journal owners who are looking to improve the quality of their publication. An experienced team works closely with the client at every step of the way to follow their publishing strategy. Elsevier provides the tools, resources and expertise (such as access to the Elsevier Editorial System, hosting on ScienceDirect, and hosting a journal homepage on Elsevier.com) whilst the customer maintains full ownership and editorial control of publications. www.elsevierpublishingsolutions.com/production_hosting.asp.

About Reaxys
Reaxys® is a workflow solution for research chemists. Offering a wealth of experimentally validated information, Reaxys® combines reaction and substance data in organic, organometallic, inorganic and physical chemistry with synthesis planning. Researchers can get the information they need in a single overview, from source publications carefully selected for their importance and relevance to research chemists. Elsevier continues to engage with the chemistry community to ensure that Reaxys® continues to reflect how chemists think and work. For more information please visit Reaxys.

Reaxys and the Reaxys trademark are owned and protected by Reed Elsevier Properties SA and used under license. - See more at: http://www.elsevier.com/about/press-releases/science-and-technology/karo-bio-selects-reaxys-and-reaxys-medicinal-chemistry-to-support-chemists-in-research-and-development#sthash.FxK70LxC.dpuf.

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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