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Elsevier Announces Winners Of SciVal Award Brazil 2012

AMSTERDAM, October 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Ten Brazilian research institutions receive Excellence in Research Output Award

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services, in partnership with the Federal Coordination of Improvement of Personnel in Higher Education (Capes / MEC), today announced the winners of the second edition of SciVal Award Brazil 2012, honoring higher education and research institutions for their contribution to the scientific development of the country.

According to Scopus data, Brazil holds the 13th position globally in research output per country. The award honors Brazilian education and research institutions that stand out for their excellence in research performance.  The ten winners were selected according to research performance indicators drawn from Elsevier´s tool SciVal Spotlight, such as collaboration with Brazilian and foreign institutions and citations per document.

Institutions receiving awards in 2012 are:

Universidade Federal de São Paulo. Category*:  Research output by faculty Universidade Federal de Goiás. Category:  Research Output Growth. Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro.  Category:  International Collaboration (Universities only) Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Físicas.  Category: International Collaboration ( research institutes and others) Universidade Federal de Pelotas. Category: National collaboration ( Universities only) Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária. Category : National collaboratio n (research institutes and others) Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul. Category: Citations per document (Universities only) Instituto do Coração do Hospital das Clínicas and Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein. Category:   Citations per document* (research institutes and others) Universidade de São Paulo, Universidade Federal de São Paulo and Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. Category: Research Output (Review Articles only)

*All categories, or indicators, refer to scientific and conference articles, published between 2007 and 2011.   Previous year ' s winning institutions were excluded from consideration.    

Representatives from the winning institutions will receive the award ceremony on October 18, in Brasília, Brazil.

The SciVal Award also takes place in other countries, as a way of honoring representatives of several scientific communities. Phile Govaert, Managing Director Sales & Marketing Europe + Latin America, said, "At Elsevier, our goal is to enable researchers to do what they do best: make new discoveries.  To help them do this, we strive to deliver the right information to them at the right time in the right context.  "Initiatives like the SciVal Award help motivate the scientific community to drive the discovery process which ultimately results in exciting new innovations."

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