EKATERINBURG, Russia, April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Collaboration provides Ural researchers with access to ScienceDirect and Scopus
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services, today announces its official collaboration with the Ural Regional Universities Consortium by providing 11 universities in Russia's Ural region with access to ScienceDirect and Scopus throughout 2013.
Led by the Ural Federal University, the Ural Regional University Consortium was newly established at the beginning of this month. Researchers in the region of Russia are increasingly focused on new achievements in theoretical and applied mathematics and mechanics, metallurgical processes, physics and chemistry of solids. Access to ScienceDirect and Scopus will help Ural scientists increase the quality of their research in these focused areas and share their work with the wider, global research community.Dr. Vladimir Kruzhaev, Vice-Rector for Science of the Ural Federal University said, "Having access to high quality, current, world-class scientific information is of great importance to our researchers in the Ural district. Bringing ScienceDirect and Scopus into the daily research process will open doors for these researchers, facilitating national and international collaboration and increasing Russia's research output and visibility. We are grateful for our collaboration with Elsevier and hope we will be able to measure its success by new research developments, innovations and publications by Ural scientists." Dr. Igor Osipov, Elsevier's Regional Director for Russia and Belarus said, "With its great resources and talents, Russia's Ural region has traditionally been a key driver of the industrial development and innovation of the country. We are honored to take the next step in our collaboration with Ural Federal University and the consortium it now leads. We look forward to engaging with the researchers, helping reinforce the Ural academic community strive for excellence with Elsevier's renowned information tools and resources." # # #