Scopus Chosen by Leading Australian Institutes

Helping researchers answer the Research Quality Framework requirements set by the government

Amsterdam – April 25, 2007 –Scopus®, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources with smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research, today announced that two of Australia’s most prestigious institutes have chosen the database for its comprehensive content coverage and its ability to serve as a research performance measurement tool. The University of New South Wales and Monash University are the first of the Group of Eight to embrace Scopus.

"We are proud of our broad range and high quality research facilities," said Alison Neil, Manager, Vendor Services & Finance, The University of New South Wales, "And we are pleased that we can now include Scopus in our offering. Its unrivaled content coverage will allow our administrators, faculty, and students to search and evaluate global as well as local peer-reviewed journals from Australia and New Zealand."

Another factor driving the universities’ decision to adopt Scopus is its bearing on the Research Quality Framework (RQF) which will be mandatory in 2008. Ms. Suzanne Clarke, Director of the Monash University Library Information Resources Division, points out that, "Scopus will enable researchers to demonstrate the impact of their own publications by identifying citations to their work in the 15,000 titles indexed in Scopus. Such quantitative data is of growing importance due to the government's Research Quality Framework and the emphasis it places on such indicators when assessing the quality and impact of research. We expect that Scopus will become an integral tool for many of our users."

"Scopus is providing these esteemed Australian institutes with the tools and features they need to maintain their position as leading research facilities," said Jaco Zijlstra, Scopus Director. "We are proud that these institutes have decided to join many others in the region who already capitalize on their investment in Scopus."

# # #

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. Scopus is designed and developed with over 300 users and librarians internationally. Its unique database contains abstracts and references from over 15,000 peer reviewed journals from 4,000 publishers worldwide, ensuring broad interdisciplinary coverage. In addition, Scopus not only offers users citation information about the articles covered, but also integrates web & 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

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.

Media contact:
Lauren Hillman
Fusion Public Relations
T: +1 202 898 2000, ext. 117