Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology Selects Elsevier’s SciVerse Scopus Database

Academic and government institutes throughout Spain gain access toabstracts and citations data

Amsterdam, 14 March 2011 – Elsevier’s SciVerse Scopus database was selected by the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology(FECYT), a public foundation that supports the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (MICINN), to assist academic and government institutes throughout Spain in the tracking and analyzing of research. FECYT, on behalf of several leading Spanish universities, the Spanish National Research Council and the virtual libraries of Spain’s health system chose SciVerse Scopus because of its broad range of global content and its ability to track citations for research performance measurement.

Over the next three years, universities, research centers, governmental research institutes and local health councils across Spain will use the data provided by SciVerse Scopus. The comprehensive abstract and citation database supports their research processes and drives knowledge transfer. FECYT will also employ SciVerse Scopus to help research institutes throughout Spain get a better view of co-authorship and cross-border research collaborations to determine the role their researchers are playing in the global landscape. Moreover, by using this information, FECYT will be able to render improved support to the MICINN on research and innovation strategies and policies.

“We trust that Scopus data will help us report on achievements of Spanish institutes involved in scientific research and innovation,” said Lourdes Arana, general director of FECYT. “In addition, it will enable us to obtain insight into worldwide research productivity trends.”

“It is the aim of FECYT to lead Spain towards a knowledge based economy,” said Martin O’Malley, Managing Director Science & Technology Sales at Elsevier. “To realize this, they need to identify opportunities and needs in their research communities and track research output. We are proud to be selected by FECYT to help achieve this.”


About SciVerse Scopus
Covering the world's research literature, SciVerse 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. SciVerse Scopus was designed and developed with over 500 users and librarians internationally. Its unique database contains abstracts and references from nearly 18,000 peer-reviewed journals from 5,000 publishers worldwide, ensuring broad interdisciplinary coverage. In addition, SciVerse Scopus not only offers users citation information about the articles covered, but also directly integrates Web and patent searches. Direct links to full-text articles, library resources and other applications like reference management software, make SciVerse Scopus quicker, easier and more comprehensive to use than any other literature research tool.

About the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology(FECYT)
Constituted in 2001 by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (MICINN), the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT)supports the Ministry in all affairs related to the dissemination and promotion of science and innovation through its National Program of
Scientific Culture and Innovation.

FECYT also aims at integrating scientific research, innovation and technological development metrics to create information that adds value and impulses the transference of knowledge in the business arena.

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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