Elsevier Launches ‘Apps for Science’ Challenge
- International Developer Competition Offers
Elsevier, a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the launch of the “Apps for Science” (http://www.appsforscience.com/) challenge, an international competition challenging software developers to create customized applications that enhance information search and discovery for researchers.
Elsevier is challenging developers in
A panel of judges will evaluate eligible entries. The first prize winner will be awarded a cash prize of
The call for entries opens
“With SciVerse we introduced a powerful platform to enable a new way for search and discovery leveraging applications. ‘AppsforScience’ is our way of sparking innovation and collaboration among the scientific community and encouraging the development of applications by researchers and developers,” explained
To enter and for complete official rules and additional information regarding the Apps for Science Challenge, please visit http://www.appsforscience.com.
About the Elsevier SciVerse Suite
The SciVerse (http://www.sciverse.com) suite of search and discovery offerings provides the global research community access to a constantly expanding universe of content and solutions which can now be accessed in one platform. The suite currently includes SciVerse ScienceDirect ( http://www.sciencedirect.com), the world’s largest source of peer-reviewed content containing more than 10 million articles, and SciVerse Scopus (http://www.scopus.com), an abstract and citation database containing 41 million records, 70% with abstracts and nearly 18,000 titles from 5,000 publishers worldwide. The platform also includes SciVerse Hub beta (http://www.hub.sciverse.com), which enables researchers to perform a single search across all of the SciVerse content as well as targeted web content with results ranked by relevancy and without duplication. SciVerse Applications (http://www.applications.sciverse.com) and Developer Network (http://www.developers.sciverse.com) allow the scientific community to build, find and use applications that enhance the SciVerse research experience.
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 reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier’s online solutions include SciVerse ScienceDirect (http://www.sciencedirect.com/), SciVerse Scopus (http://www.scopus.com/), Reaxys (http://www.reaxys.com/), MD Consult (http://www.mdconsult.com/) and Nursing Consult ( http://www.nursingconsult.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.
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