Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology Selects Elsevier's SciVerse Scopus Database

By Elsevier, PRNE
Sunday, March 13, 2011

Academic and Government Institutes Throughout Spain Gain Access to Abstracts and Citations Data

AMSTERDAM, March 14, 2011 - Elsevier's SciVerse Scopus (
database was selected by the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology
(FECYT), a public foundation that supports the Spanish Ministry of Science
and Innovation (MICINN), to assist academic and government institutes
throughout Spain in the tracking and analyzing of research. FECYT, on behalf
of several leading Spanish universities, the Spanish National Research
Council and the virtual libraries of Spain's health system chose SciVerse
Scopus because of its broad range of global content and its ability to track
citations for research performance measurement.

Over the next three years, universities, research centers, governmental
research institutes and local health councils across Spain will use the data
provided by SciVerse Scopus. The comprehensive abstract and citation database
supports their research processes and drives knowledge transfer. FECYT will
also employ SciVerse Scopus to help research institutes throughout Spain get
a better view of co-authorship and cross-border research collaborations to
determine the role their researchers are playing in the global landscape.
Moreover, by using this information, FECYT will be able to render improved
support to the MICINN on research and innovation strategies and policies.

"We trust that Scopus data will help us report on achievements of Spanish
institutes involved in scientific research and innovation," said Lourdes
, general director of FECYT. "In addition, it will enable us to obtain
insight into worldwide research productivity trends."

"It is the aim of FECYT to lead Spain towards a knowledge based economy,"
said Martin O'Malley, Managing Director Science & Technology Sales at
Elsevier. "To realize this, they need to identify opportunities and needs in
their research communities and track research output. We are proud to be
selected by FECYT to help achieve this."

About SciVerse Scopus

Covering the world's research literature, SciVerse Scopus ( is the largest abstract and citation
database of peer-reviewed literature and quality Web sources with smart tools
to track analyze and visualize research. SciVerse Scopus was designed and
developed with over 500 users and librarians internationally. Its unique
database contains abstracts and references from nearly 18,000 peer-reviewed
journals from 5,000 publishers worldwide, ensuring broad interdisciplinary
coverage. In addition, SciVerse Scopus not only offers users citation
information about the articles covered, but also directly integrates Web and
patent searches. Direct links to full-text articles, library resources and
other applications like reference management software, make SciVerse Scopus
quicker, easier and more comprehensive to use than any other literature
research tool.

About the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT)

Constituted in 2001 by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation
(MICINN), the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT)
2B1 ) supports the Ministry in all affairs related to the dissemination and
promotion of science and innovation through its National Program of
Scientific Culture and Innovation.

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FECYT also aims at integrating scientific research, innovation and
technological development metrics to create information that adds value and
impulses the transference of knowledge in the business arena.

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 ( and Cell (, and close to 20,000 book titles, including major
reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier's online solutions include
SciVerse ScienceDirect ( , SciVerse Scopus
(, Reaxys (, MD
Consult ( and Nursing
Consult (, which
enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, and the SciVal
suite ( and MEDai's Pinpoint Review (, which help 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 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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