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UK Continues To Punch Above Its Weight In The Research Arena

Universities and Science Minister David Willetts said, "This report clearly demonstrates the continued strength of our science research base and that the UK continues to punch above its weight. I've often said that I want the UK to be the best place in the world to do science and this research shows that we are well on our way to achieving this goal. An excellent research base contributes directly to economic growth and is keeping us at the forefront of the global science race."

"We consider it a privilege to have been engaged by BIS to deliver this report," said Nick Fowler, Managing Director of Academic and Government Institutions for Elsevier. We hope that the metrics that we have generated using SciVal's big data technology and the insights that our SciVal Analytics team have drawn from them will provide a useful and objective basis upon which to formulate future UK research policy."

About Department of Business Innovation and Skills

The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) is the department for economic growth. The department invests in skills and education to promote trade, boost innovation and help people to start and grow a business. BIS also protects consumers and reduces the impact of regulation.

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 and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier's online solutions include ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, Reaxys, ClinicalKey and Mosby's Suite, which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, helping research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world leading provider of professional information solutions in the Science, Medical, Legal and Risk and Business sectors, 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 Exchange).

Media contact Iris Kisjes Elsevier +31-20485-3072

SOURCE Elsevier

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