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Elsevier Announces its Scopus Book Titles Expansion Program

October 8, 2013

AMSTERDAM, October 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

7,500 book titles indexed in Scopus; another 75,000 to be added over the

next 3 years

Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com ], a world-leading provider of scientific, technical
and medical information products and services, today announced that Scopus
[http://www.scopus.com ] has indexed the first 7,500 book titles as part of its Book Titles
Expansion program. By 2015, an estimated 75,000 book titles will be indexed. The inclusion
of book titles adds to the more than 50 million records indexed by Scopus which are
derived from 20,000 journals, 5.5 million conference proceedings and 390 trade
publications.

Each scholarly publication type – journals, conference proceedings and books – may be
cited and referenced and therefore contributes to the evaluation of the impact of
research. In addition to increasing the breadth and depth of Scopus’ reach in scholarly
content, the inclusion of book titles ensures that Scopus more effectively meets both the
discoverability and evaluation needs of book-based disciplines in the social sciences and
arts and humanities.

“With its broad reach of academic content, Scopus has become one of the most popular
abstract and citation databases amongst researchers and those who evaluate both
researchers and the impact of scientific output,” said Cameron Ross, Vice President of
Product Management, Scopus & Engineering Village at Elsevier. “The addition of book titles
in Scopus not only makes this content more discoverable while strengthening certain
subject fields, it also further enhances the Author Profiles and h-index of researchers
working in subject areas where books are important.”

Dr. Henk Moed, Senior Scientific Advisor for Elsevier said, “Especially in social
sciences and humanities, as well as in applied sciences and engineering, monographs,
multi-authored books, and reference works are important publication types for scholarly
communication. Inclusion of book titles in Scopus will increase the subject coverage of
these domains of scholarship, and the visibility of their connections with other
scientific disciplines.”

All titles in the Scopus Book Titles Expansion Program are included – at no additional
fee – under the standard Scopus license.

About Scopus

Scopus [http://www.scopus.com ], the largest abstract and citation database of
peer-reviewed literature, features smart tools to track, analyze and visualize scholarly
research. Its vast database contains abstracts and references from 21,000 titles from more
than 5,000 publishers worldwide, ensuring broad interdisciplinary coverage in the fields
of science, technology, medicine, social sciences and Arts & Humanities. Scopus was
designed and developed with input from researchers and librarians internationally; and
features direct links to subscribed full-text articles, other library resources and
interoperability with applications such as reference management software.

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 ], SciVal [http://info.scival.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, helping 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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        Elizabeth Dyas
        Elsevier
        +31-20-485-2273
        e.dyas@elsevier.com

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