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Introducing the award

According to Scopus data, Brazil holds the 13th position globally in research output per country. The award honors Brazilian education and research institutions that stand out for their excellence in research performance. The ten winners were selected according to research performance indicators drawn from Elsevier's tool SciVal Spotlight, such as collaboration with Brazilian and foreign institutions and citations per document.

On 18th October 2012, Elsevier, in partnership with the Federal Coordination of Improvement of Personnel in Higher Education (Capes / MEC), announced the winners of the second edition of SciVal Award Brazil 2012, honoring higher education and research institutions for their contribution to the scientific development of the country.

Background

According to Scopus data, Brazil holds the 13th position globally in research output per country. The award honors Brazilian education and research institutions that stand out for their excellence in research performance. The ten winners were selected according to research performance indicators drawn from Elsevier's tool SciVal Spotlight, such as collaboration with Brazilian and foreign institutions and citations per document.

The SciVal Award also takes place in other countries, as a way of honoring representatives of several scientific communities. Phile Govaert, Managing Director Sales & Marketing Europe + Latin America, said, "At Elsevier, our goal is to enable researchers to do what they do best: make new discoveries. To help them do this, we strive to deliver the right information to them at the right time in the right context. Initiatives like the SciVal Award help motivate the scientific community to drive the discovery process which ultimately results in exciting new innovations."

Award partners

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