Agreement gives Russian researchers continued access to Elsevier’s ScienceDirect

A national license agreement was signed by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research

Russian researcher and SD

A new agreement gives Russian researchers continued access to ScienceDirect – Elsevier’s full-text platform of peer-reviewed scientific, technical and medical literature, with interactive tools to find the most relevant information.

The national license agreement provides coverage for nearly the entire Russian research community. It was signed by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR), which has supported research and educational organizations in Russia by providing access to high-quality Elsevier journals for more than 10 years.

“The (agreement) will expand tremendously the academic, government institutions and universities all over the country that are able to access top scientific research via full-text articles,” said RFBR Director Oleg Belyavsky. “This will help drive intercountry and multidisciplinary research and increase the quality of Russian research globally.”

As an information analytics business, Elsevier continues to enhance ScienceDirect by creating tools and functionalities to help researchers improve their performance and stay informed about the latest developments in related fields. The platform contains more than 15 million publications from over 2,500 journals published by Elsevier and our society partners. The current subscription also includes access to 5,000 Elsevier books to support multidisciplinary research in 24 subject fields.

“We have seen Russia’s scientific output growing significantly in terms of quantity in the last 10 years,” said Gino Ussi, Executive VP at Elsevier. “This agreement will help consolidate the trend and accelerate the focus on the quality of the scientific output as well.”


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Jonathan Davis

Written by

Jonathan Davis

Jonathan Davis is the Communications Officer for Elsevier. Based in Amsterdam he manages the Newsroom's services, working together with university press offices and journalists around the world to highlight the latest research published in over 2,500 journals. He is no stranger to the world of publishing, holding a degree in Publishing from Oxford Brookes University; one of his first roles was as Commissioning Editor for a small academic publishing house in the UK, before joining Elsevier in 2013.

A proud Canadian, he has now planted his roots in the Netherlands. As a recovering news and radio reporter, he can be found finding a balance between his various interests, including cycling, DJing and being a new Dad.

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