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Elsevier Starts Collaboration with Newly Established Siberian Regional Universities Consortium

December 11, 2012

NOVOSIBIRSK, Russia, December 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

Siberian universities will provide researchers with access to ScienceDirect

and Scopus as of 2013

Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com ], a world-leading provider of scientific,
technical, and medical information products and services, today announced its official
collaboration with the Siberian Regional Universities Consortium, providing 9 universities
in Central Siberia with access to ScienceDirect [http://www.sciencedirect.com ] and Scopus
[http://www.scopus.com ] beginning in 2013. This will provide Siberian researchers with
access to research literature from around the world, allowing them to stay abreast of
scientific developments in their field.

The Siberian Regional Universities Consortium led by Novosibirsk State Technical
University was established in November of this year. The Siberian region of Novosibirsk is
one of Russia’s key scientific research centers making a significant contribution to
Russia’s science and innovation community.

Professor Nikolay Pustovoy, Rector of Novosibirsk State Technical University said,
“The Siberian Regional Universities Consortium is a strategic initiative, launched to
drive continuous innovation in our scientific community – from early career researchers to
experienced professors. By providing the Consortium members access to scholarly resources,
such as ScienceDirect and Scopus, through our collaboration with Elsevier we are able to
help Siberian universities broaden their regional and global academic network and enrich
their research output.”

Dr. Igor Osipov, Elsevier’s Regional Director for Russia and Belarus said, “We are
honored to engage further with the Siberian region of Novosibirsk and we share the
Consortium’s strategic approach to long-term success in research and innovation. Elsevier
is happy to support the pioneering spirit of the Consortium as they build on their strong
regional capacity in science and education.”

About Novosibirsk State Technical University

Novosibirsk State Technical University [http://www.nstu.ru ] is one of the largest
universities in Siberia. It was established in 1950 as Novosibirsk Electric Technical
Institute (NETI); in 1992 it was renamed into Novosibirsk State Technical University
(NSTU). The university offers about 120 programs of study in technical, economic, and
humanitarian fields at the Bachelor’s, Master’s, Ph. D., and post-doctoral levels.
Approximately 3000 faculty members and employees work at the university. Total number of
enrolled students exceeds 25 thousand.

About ScienceDirect

ScienceDirect [http://www.sciencedirect.com ] is a world’s 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.
It carries an ongoing innovation aiming to revolutionize the traditional format of the
academic paper, the interactive elements, enhanced online-readability, alerting services,
and linking options to external datasets help researchers to build insights at the article
level. ScienceDirect has now more than 16 million users, the wide reach makes it an ideal
place for scientists to publish and disseminate their research findings.

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.reaxys.com ], ClinicalKey
[http://www.clinicalkey.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).

        Media contact
        Galina Yakshonak
        Elsevier, Russia

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