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Elsevier Announces its Collaboration with Kasetsart University, Thailand

June 3, 2013

BANGKOK, June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

Access to SciVal Spotlight provides university with insights into its core
research areas and intelligence to help institution determine its research strategies

Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com ], a world-leading provider of scientific, technical
and medical information products and services, today announced its collaboration with
Kasetsart University in Thailand by providing access to Elsevier’s strategic planning
solution SciVal Spotlight [http://info.scival.com/spotlight ] beginning June 2013.

SciVal Spotlight, part of Elsevier’s SciVal suite [http://info.scival.com ] of
research management tools, provides institutions and countries with an interdisciplinary
view of their unique research strengths, helping them to define and execute their research
strategies and explore opportunities for collaboration with peer institutions. SciVal
Spotlight uses Scopus [http://www.scopus.com ], the world’s largest abstract and citation
database of peer-reviewed literature, as its underlying data source.

Kasetsart University is the first university in Thailand to use SciVal Spotlight. The
university selected the tool to map its research performance and international
collaboration trends more effectively. With access to SciVal Spotlight Kasetsart
University will be able to analyze its core areas of research as well as current and
potential collaboration partners.

“Internationalization and collaboration are two of the university’s top priorities,”
said Associate Professor Vudtechai Kapilakanchana, President, Kasetsart University. “We
need an objective understanding of our research strengths in order to make more informed
strategic investment decisions. Finding the right collaborators is also essential to make
our research programs a success. SciVal Spotlight will equip the university with research
intelligence to build up its capacity and produce high quality work capable of competing
in the global research market.”

“Elsevier is honored to serve our first SciVal client in Thailand,” said Niels
Weertman, Vice President of SciVal at Elsevier. “By providing Kasetsart University with
access to SciVal Spotlight together with our consultative expertise and services, we aim
to help the university apply SciVal data to establish optimal research strategies.”

About Kasetsart University

Kasetsart University, a very famous public university in Thailand, exhibits her
strengths in the disciplines of agricultural sciences. With ambition in reaching her goal
of the world-class research university, Kasetsart University is always on the road to
academic excellence. The university establishes centers of excellence and facilities to
raise her research profile and to strengthen her research capacity to meet with the need
of the country and better living of all people in the global community. For more
information go to: http://ku.ac.th/english

About Elsevier’s SciVal suite

Designed to support the many stages of the research planning cycle, Elsevier’s
SciVal(R) suite of solutions provides information about research performance, funding and
expertise to enable informed decision-making and drive successful outcomes. Serving
research institutions, funding agencies and policy bodies, SciVal delivers objective
analytical capabilities that can enhance the performance of individuals, teams and
organizations. SciVal integrates institutional and external data sources with information
from Elsevier’s Scopus(R), the standard for bibliometric research tools, to offer trusted
solutions including SciVal Experts, SciVal Funding, SciVal Spotlight, SciVal Strata,
SciVal Analytics and Pure. http://www.info.scival.com

About Scopus

Covering the world’s research literature, Scopus [http://www.info.scopus.com ] is the
largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature. Featuring smart tools
to track, analyze and visualize research, Scopus was designed and developed with input
from over 500 users and librarians internationally. Its unique database contains abstracts
and references from nearly 20,500 peer-reviewed journals from more than 5,000 publishers
worldwide, ensuring broad interdisciplinary coverage. Direct links to subscribed 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.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information
products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health
communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet
[http://www.thelancet.com ] and Cell [http://www.cell.com ], and close to 20,000 book
titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier’s online
solutions include ScienceDirect [http://www.sciencedirect.com ], Scopus
[http://www.scopus.com ], Reaxys [http://www.elsevier.com/reaxys ], ClinicalKey
[https://www.clinicalkey.com ] and Mosby’s Suite [http://www.confidenceconnected.com ],
which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, and the SciVal suite
[http://www.scival.com ] and MEDai’s Pinpoint Review [http://www.medai.com ], which help
research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com ]
employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group plc
[http://www.reedelsevier.com/Pages/Home.aspx ], a world leading provider of professional
information solutions. The group employs more than 30,000 people, including more than
15,000 in North America. Reed Elsevier Group plc is owned equally by two parent companies,
Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. Their shares are traded on the London, Amsterdam
and New York Stock Exchanges using the following ticker symbols: London: REL; Amsterdam:
REN; New York: RUK and ENL.

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