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Elsevier and Oak Ridge National Laboratory Implement Reciprocal Linking Between Datasets and Published Research Articles

July 8, 2013

CAMDEN, England, July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

Elsevier articles on ScienceDirect and datasets in the ORNL DAAC data

repository now reciprocally linked

Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com ], a world-leading publisher of scientific,
technical and medical information products and services, announced its implementation of
reciprocal linking between Earth Science content on ScienceDirect and related data sets of
the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory Tennessee (ORNL).

The ORNL Distributed Active Archive Center (ORNL DAAC), which is funded by the
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, US, provides facilities for archiving,
discovery and accessibility of biogeochemical dynamics data. Research datasets deposited
at the ORNL DAAC are now automatically linked to relevant articles in Elsevier journals
available on ScienceDirect using DOIs, and vice versa.

This fruitful cooperation between Elsevier and the ORNL DAAC promotes the flow of data
into trusted archives and supports long-term storage, wide availability and preservation
of research data. Interconnecting journal articles and relevant data serves the needs of
researchers and funding agencies by diminishing the loss of data and helps researchers
find data that is necessary to reproduce results from the literature.

Robert Cook, ORNL DAAC Chief Scientist and member of ORNL’s Climate Change Science
Institute said, “The way researchers work has dramatically changed with the developments
of the Internet and new computer technology. Linking data to the research article is an
important matching advancement in digital publications. Now readers will be able to
discover and access the complete data products that are used in the article they are
reading. Previously, readers only had access to the data presented in tables and figures
in the article.”

Bethan Keall, Publishing Director for Energy and Earth Sciences at Elsevier said, “We
are delighted to be able to offer authors and readers the opportunity to seamlessly link
their published article to the underlying data with one easy click and are proud to work
together with the ORNL DAAC on this initiative. It is through collaborations such as this
one that we recognize the value of research data for science, and help make it easier for
researchers to find relevant data sets and present them in the right context.”

This type of linking between articles and data is one of the pillars of Article of the
Future [http://www.articleofthefuture.com ], Elsevier’s on-going program to improve the
format of the scientific article.


The ORNL DAAC is a NASA-funded archive that assembles, distributes, and provides data
services for a comprehensive archive of terrestrial biogeochemistry and ecological
dynamics observations and models to facilitate research in support of NASA’s Earth
science. The ORNL DAAC has been in operation since 1994. Visit http://daac.ornl.gov
for more information.

About Oak Ridge National Laboratory

ORNL is managed by UT-Battelle for the Department of Energy’s Office of Science. DOE’s
Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical
sciences in the United States, and is working to address some of the most pressing
challenges of our time. For more information, please visit http://science.energy.gov.

About ScienceDirect

ScienceDirect [http://www.sciencedirect.com ] is a world premier full-text scientific
database offering journal articles and book chapters from more than 2,500 peer-reviewed
journals and 11,000 books. The platform offers search and retrieval functionalities that
enable users to work effectively in the knowledge discovery process. ScienceDirect aims to
revolutionize the traditional format of the academic paper; interactive elements, enhanced
online-readability, alerting services, and linking options to external datasets help
researchers to build insights at the article level. ScienceDirect now has more than 10
million users; its wide reach makes it an ideal place for scientists to publish and
disseminate their research findings.

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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