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Elsevier Announces its Collaboration with Hungarian National Consortium

August 7, 2013

BUDAPEST, Hungary, August 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

National access to Elsevier’s Backfile Collection on ScienceDirect to strengthen
Hungary’s global position in research ranking

Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com ], a world-leading provider of scientific,
technical, and medical information products and services, announced it has signed a
license agreement with the Hungarian National Consortium for access to Elsevier’s entire
Backfile Collection for all Hungarian academic and research institutions.

The Backfile Collection on ScienceDirect [http://www.sciencedirect.com ] provides
access to journals back to the start of their publication. Access to this collection comes
in addition to existing access to Elsevier’s broadest journal offering, the Freedom
Collection. As a result, all Hungarian researchers now have access to the entire range of
articles available on ScienceDirect. Expanding access to scientific information fits the
Hungarian National Consortium’s strategic goal to improve the global research ranking
position of Hungarian research, researchers and institutions.

Professor Istvan Klinghammer, Minister of State for Higher Education at the Hungarian
Ministry of Human Resources, said, “We are very happy to be the first country in Central
Eastern Europe to have access to the entire range of Elsevier journals which closes the
knowledge gap and promises to strengthen the global competitiveness of Hungarian

“Broad access to scientific publications has a positive impact on research output,”
said Endre Beky, Regional Director for Central Eastern Europe at Elsevier. “Scientists who
read more scholarly articles tend to publish more, which enhances their international
visibility, increases their opportunities for international collaboration and expands the
probability of acquiring the necessary research funds.”

About the Hungarian National Consortium (EISZ)

The Electronic Information Services (EISZ) is a national program designed to purchase
and make available essential electronic information resources via national licensing for
higher education and scientific research. As a part of higher education development
program, greatly increases the competitiveness of Hungarian higher education institutions
and research centers and facilitates the access to information, expanding democracy as
well. The professional database service of the EISZ Fund as an integral part of the
research infrastructure includes current journals, journal articles, scientific
publications and bibliographic information of essential research databases.

About ScienceDirect

ScienceDirect [http://www.sciencedirect.com ] is a 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. ScienceDirect aims to
revolutionize the traditional format of the academic paper; interactive elements, enhanced
online-readability, alerting services, and linking options to external datasets help
researchers to build insights at the article level. ScienceDirect now has more than 15
million users; its wide reach makes it an ideal place for scientists to publish and
disseminate their research findings.

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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