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Elsevier Announces Winners of SciVal Award Brazil 2012

October 19, 2012

AMSTERDAM, October 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

Ten Brazilian research institutions receive Excellence in Research Output


Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com ], a world-leading provider of scientific,
technical, and medical information products and services, in partnership with the Federal
Coordination of Improvement of Personnel in Higher Education (Capes / MEC), today
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.

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.

Institutions receiving awards in 2012 are:

        Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo. Category*:  Research output by faculty
        Universidade Federal de Goias. Category:  Research Output Growth.
        Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro.  Category:  International Collaboration
         (Universities only)
        Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Fisicas.  Category: International Collaboration
         (research institutes and others)
        Universidade Federal de Pelotas. Category: National collaboration (Universities only)
        Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuaria. Category : National collaboration
         (research institutes and others)
        Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio Grande do Sul. Category: Citations per document
         (Universities only)
        Instituto do Coracao do Hospital das Clinicas and Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein.
         Category:   Citations per document* (research institutes and others)
        Universidade de Sao Paulo, Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo and Universidade Federal
         do Rio de Janeiro. Category: Research Output (Review Articles only)

*All categories, or indicators, refer to scientific and conference articles, published
between 2007 and 2011. Previous year’s winning institutions were excluded from

Representatives from the winning institutions will receive the award ceremony on
October 18, in Brasilia, Brazil.

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.”

About Capes Portal

The Journals Portal from Capes is a virtual library that signs and provides to
professors, researchers, staff and students of the participating institutions, scientific
knowledge of high quality, signed with publishers and international scientific societies.
There are 30.000 titles full-text, 130 bibliografic databases, 10 exclusive databases for
patents, more than 150 thousand books with science and culture contend of the XVIII
century, standards, encyclopedias, statistics and audiovisual content. The Portal also
offers selected free content, such as open access databases, Brazilian journals highly
ranked in the program Qualis-Capes, as well as theses and dissertations abstracts defended
in the country since 1987. It can be accessed at: http://www.periodicos.capes.gov.br

Capes is a public foundation under the Ministry of Education, responsible for the
system of post-graduate studies stricto sensu (master and doctorate) in Brazil. Capes is a
funding, evaluation and regulation agency and establishes criteria for the Higher
education and research institutions towards a standard of excellence. It also supports the
development of teachers for the elementary and high school. The policies of the agency are
determined after a long and extensive research around the academic world through
collegiate organization and evaluation committees, indicated by graduate programs and
scientific associations.

About the Elsevier SciVal(R) suite

Elsevier’s SciVal suite [http://www.info.scival.com ] of services supports academic
and government leadership in evaluating, establishing and executing research strategies
that optimize the performance of existing assets and maximize investments to enhance near
and long-term productivity. SciVal tools leverage Scopus(R) data, Elsevier’s trusted
source of bibliometric data, to offer innovative yet authoritative solutions. Current
suite offerings include: SciVal Spotlight(TM), a strategic tool that generates unique
institutional and country maps of existing and emerging research strengths based on an
interdisciplinary perspective of current performance; SciVal Funding(TM), an online
solution that provides targeted recommendations on grants to pursue based on pre-populated
research profiles and historical awards; SciVal Strata(TM), a web-based research
performance tool that offers users the flexibility to construct relevant contextual data
to evaluate research teams or individual researchers, using a range of indicators based on
Scopus data; SciVal Experts, a semantic technology-based application that enables
researchers to identify and locate sources of expertise at an individual or departmental
level within and across institutions.

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.reaxys.com ], MD Consult
[http://www.mdconsult.com ] and Mosby’s Nursing 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 ], a world-leading publisher and information provider, which
is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN
(Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

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