Universities Australia today announced an historic three-year agreement that will provide researchers in all 39 Australian universities with access to Scopus, Elsevier's flagship product and one of the world's largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature.
The agreement forges a new close working relationship between Elsevier and Universities Australia.
"We are proud to expand access to Scopus, a key solution for scholars to address their day-to-day challenges and improve productivity," 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.
Scopus was 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 database 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.
"This national site licence ensures that Australia's universities can access world class research information at the best possible prices. This allows Australia to continue to position itself to contribute an increasing proportion of leading research and innovation in a global market," Dr Withers said.
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