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Introducing the award

Elsevier holds Scopus Awards ceremonies in emerging nations around the world with the idea of supporting a nation’s research by recognizing its outstanding scientists. First held in Russia in 2005, they have been co-hosted by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) for the past two years. This initiative is also supported by the Russian Ministry of Education and Science, the Russian Academy of Science, and the Russian Academy of Medical Science.

In 2012, the award was named SciVal | Scopus Award because the selection criteria are based on data from both SciVal Spotlight, Elsevier’s analytics database, and Scopus, the world’s largest abstract and citation database for peer-reviewed literature. .

The 2012 award ceremony was held in Moscow on 8th October 2012.

Background

The Scopus Awards, started in Russia in 2005, have been co-hosted by Elsevier and the Russian Foundation for Basic Research for the past two years to support scientific research in Russia by recognizing outstanding Russian scientists. This initiative is supported by the Russian Ministry of Education and Science, the Russian Academy of Science, and the Russian Academy of Medical Science.

In 2012, the award was named SciVal | Scopus Award because the selection criteria were based on data from both SciVal Spotlight, Elsevier's analytics database, and Scopus, the world's largest abstract and citation database for peer-reviewed literature. The selection criteria consisted of the number of publications and the number of citations over the last 5 years in growing competencies, drawn from SciVal Spotlight and from Scopus, as well as the level of activity in RFBR’s programs and grants.


Award partners

Russian Foundation for Basic Research