Elsevier Integrates Collexis Expert Profiling Into SciVal Suite

By Elsevier, PRNE
Tuesday, December 14, 2010

SciVal Experts Enhances Elsevier Performance, Planning and Funding Tools With a Customizable Networking and Knowledge Management Solution

AMSTERDAM, December 15, 2010 - Elsevier, a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical
information products and services, today announced the integration of
Collexis Expert Profiling, a product of the recently acquired leading
developer of semantic technology Collexis, into the SciVal suite as SciVal
Experts (www.info.scival.com/experts). The offering enables
institutions to find experts while fostering collaboration within the

SciVal Experts provides institutions with a customizable faculty
information system based on content from SciVerse(R) Scopus(R), the largest
abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature. By generating
Fingerprints of individual researcher's expertise and exposing connections
among authors, SciVal Experts enables researchers, research administrators
and senior leadership to identify experts within and across institutions for
all disciplines. SciVal Experts visualizes network connections within an
organization to help facilitate further collaboration and provides links to
download publication data for deeper analysis.

"The addition of SciVal Experts to our suite of performance, planning and
funding solutions accelerates our ability to help researchers and
decision-makers establish, execute, and evaluate research strategies as well
as improve their return on investment," said Niels Weertman, Vice President
SciVal, Elsevier. "By combining Elsevier's content with Collexis' semantic
technology, Elsevier will provide institutions and researchers with new ways
to collaborate, showcase accomplishments and improve grant-related workflow

Institutions can customize SciVal Experts beyond the application's
standard functionality to help meet their specific needs. Elsevier can
connect the organization's systems to SciVal Experts via web services,
integrating internal data sources such as CVs, awarded grants and course
information. SciVal Experts can serve as the backbone of an institution's
academic information system, enabling the customer to consolidate multiple
solutions into a single flexible framework.

The product development of SciVal Experts will be driven by a high level
of customer involvement, which was a key principle in the development of
Collexis Expert Profiling.

About the Elsevier SciVal(R) Suite

Elsevier's SciVal suite (www.info.scival.com) of services supports
academic and government leadership in evaluating, establishing and executing
research strategies that optimize the performance of existing assets and
maximize investments to enhance near and long-term productivity. SciVal tools
leverage SciVerse Scopus(R), Elsevier's comprehensive scientific research
database and a trusted source of bibliometric data, to offer innovative yet
authoritative solutions. Current suite offerings include: SciVal
Spotlight(TM), a strategic tool that generates unique institutional and
country maps of existing and emerging strengths based on an interdisciplinary
perspective of current performance; SciVal Funding(TM), an online solution
that provides targeted recommendations on grants to pursue based on
pre-populated research profiles and historical awards; and SciVal Experts, a
semantic technology-based application that enables researchers, research
administrators and senior leadership to identify expertise within an
institution and enable collaboration.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading publisher 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 (www.thelancet.com/) and Cell (
www.cell.com/), and close to 20,000 book titles, including major
reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier's online solutions include
SciVerse ScienceDirect (www.sciencedirect.com/), SciVerse Scopus
(www.scopus.com/), Reaxys (https://www.reaxys.com/), MD
Consult (www.mdconsult.com/) and Nursing
Consult (www.nursingconsult.com/), which enhance the productivity of
science and health professionals, and the SciVal
suite (www.scival.com/) and MEDai's Pinpoint Review (
www.medai.com/), which help research and health care institutions
deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier (
www.elsevier.com/wps/find/homepage.cws_home) employs 7,000 people
worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC (
www.reedelsevier.com/Pages/Home.aspx), a world-leading publisher and
information provider, 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).

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