Amsterdam, 18 May 2010 - Elsevier and Universities Australia have reached a three-year agreement that will provide researchers in 39 Australian universities with access to Scopus, the company's flagship product and the world's largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature.
The agreement further strengthens the relationship between Elsevier and Universities Australia, who together presented the inaugural Scopus Young Researcher of the Year Awards earlier this year. Hosted at the Parliament House of Australia, awards were presented to dedicated researchers under age 40 in various fields.
"We are proud to expand access to Scopus, a key solution for scholars to address their day-to-day challenges and improve productivity. This allows Australia to continue to position itself to contribute with an increasing proportion of leading research and innovation in a global market" said Dr. Glenn Withers, Chief Executive Officer of Universities Australia.
"Australia's national commitment to increasing research excellence is admirable. Elsevier is proud to extend our partnership with Universities Australia and excited that the organization has decided to make Scopus available to each of its 39 member institutions. We will continue to work alongside Universities Australia to proactively support and uncover innovative solutions for Australia's research community," added YS Chi, Chief Executive Officer of Elsevier Science & Technology.
Built in collaboration with scientists and librarians from around the world and launched commercially in 2004, Scopus has since been endorsed and adopted by researchers in the world's top universities as well as international research assessment agencies."
"Scopus is an indispensable, multi-disciplinary databases underpinning research and research performance analysis in Australian universities. CAUL welcomes their wide availability arising from these negotiations," said Ms Cathrine Harboe-Ree, President of the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) and University Librarian of Monash University.