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UK Higher Education Funding Bodies Choose Elsevier’s SciVerse Scopus as Data Provider for 2014 Research Excellence Framework

September 19, 2011

LONDON, September 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ –

Support for Institutions and Panels Provided Throughout the


The four UK Higher Education Funding Bodies (representing England,
Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales) will use Elsevier’s SciVerse Scopus
[http://www.scopus.com ] database as the sole bibliometric provider for the
2014 Research Excellence Framework
[http://www.hefce.ac.uk/research/ref/pubs/2011/02_11 ] (REF). The Framework
was developed to assess the quality of research in UK higher education

“Our role is to make the REF process easier for institutions and
assessment panels, providing them with robust data to assess research”, said
Niels Weertman, Vice President of SciVal at Elsevier. “Besides bibliometric
services, both the submission and assessment processes will be supported by
dedicated tools and helpdesk services at Elsevier.”

The team at Elsevier will provide automated matching between submitted
publications and their associated metadata and citations in the Scopus
database. This will be updated in real time, to assure that the maximum
number of citations are counted. Assessment panels who have opted to use
bibliometric data will be provided with citation information, as well as
contextual information (i.e. the article is in the top 10% of cited
articles) within each specific field.

About SciVerse Scopus
Covering the world’s research literature, SciVerse Scopus
[http://www.scopus.com ] is the largest abstract and citation database of
peer-reviewed literature and quality Web sources with smart tools to track
analyze and visualize research. SciVerse Scopus was designed and developed
with over 500 users and librarians internationally. Its unique database
contains abstracts and references from nearly 18,000 titles from more than
5,000 international publishers, ensuring broad interdisciplinary coverage.
In addition, SciVerse Scopus not only offers users citation information
about the articles covered, but also directly integrates Web and patent
searches. Direct links to 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
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.

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

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        Senior Manager Corporate Relations, Elsevier

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