Elsevier Expands Publishing Operation in Saudi Arabia in Collaboration With Key University

July 13, 2010

MADRID, July 13, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — King Saud University and
Elsevier have signed an agreement to provide access to a series of scholarly
journals from Saudi Arabia, improving and accelerating the dissemination of
research from this increasingly important region.

Elsevier, a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical
information products and services, is pleased to announce a journals
partnership with King Saud University in Riyadh (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia).
The first eight journals in chemistry, health science, pharmacology and
biological sciences are now available and additional journals will be added
in the near future.

For many years, King Saud University (KSU) has published English language
scholarly journals, both in print and online. Now KSU and Elsevier have
formed a partnership aimed primarily at improving the accessibility and
discoverability of the KSU journals. The online version of the journals will
be accessible through ScienceDirect whilst print issues will be distributed
by KSU in the Gulf region.

“We are very happy to be working with one of the most prestigious
universities in the region,” explained Bernard Aleva, Senior Vice President
Innovation & Product Development at Elsevier Science & Technology Journals.
“And that we can aid KSU in disseminating its journals,” he added. According
to Stephen Troth, Executive Vice President, International Business
Development for Elsevier Health Sciences, “The breadth of these journals
reaches across our company from fundamental research to clinical medicine.”

“It is part of our strategic plan to be working with the world’s largest
science, technology and medical publisher,” said Professor Khaled El-Rasheid,
Director of Distinguished Scientist Fellowship Program (DSFP) of KSU. “This
will tremendously increase the journals’ visibility and potential in reaching
wider groups of users within the scientific community,” he remarked.

About King Saud University

King Saud University is Saudi Arabia’s oldest and most prestigious
multidisciplinary university, located in the country’s capital, Riyadh. The
university was founded by King Saud in 1957, and it was renamed King Saud
University in 1982. It was created to meet the higher education and
professional growing needs of Saudi Arabia. Today the university has over
70,000 students.

The University aspires to meet the educational and development needs of
society by providing high-quality academic programs, pioneering innovative
research and creative articulation, and through the active involvement in the
community for a prosperous cultural and economic development of the country.
To learn more about KSU visit: http://www.ksu.edu.sa

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About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading publisher 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
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