Amsterdam, September 15, 2016 – Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, and the University of the Arctic (UArctic) today announced the launch of a new report that assesses research related to the Arctic.

For the assessment, Elsevier contributed by providing data from Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed scientific literature, and access to SciVal, Elsevier’s tool to analyze and benchmark the world of research, and part of Elsevier’s Research Intelligence portfolio of tools and services. The UArctic Task Force on Science & Research Analytics defined the subject area and performed the analysis across various datasets. The report, titled Arctic Research Publication Trends: A Pilot Study, aims to monitor the state of Arctic research efforts across institutions and countries and to provide fact-based insights for the Arctic research community. It was launched at the 2016 UArctic Congress in Saint Petersburg.

Lars Kullerud, President of the University of the Arctic President, commented about the report: “Better understanding of Arctic research output will be instrumental in developing the Arctic as a zone for peace and collaboration, and raising awareness of the main environmental, development and economic issues affecting the Arctic and its peoples. A very promising finding in the pilot report is that there already exists a high degree of international cooperation in Arctic research. We are looking forward to continuing this collaboration to explore more data in order to provide more insights for the Arctic research community and decision-makers.”

“Elsevier has been an important partner in our large-scale pilot analysis to identify trends, challenges and gaps in knowledge about the Arctic research landscape,” added Igor Osipov, Chair of the UArctic Research Analytics Task Force (FEFU). “The results are crucial to improve the representation and visibility of Arctic research in research output globally.”

Nick Fowler, Elsevier’s Chief Academic Officer, said: “We’re pleased the University of the Arctic has selected Scopus and SciVal for their analysis, underscoring the quality and depth of Elsevier’s data and metrics and value in supporting research excellence. We look forward to support the University in their future initiatives.”


About the University of the Arctic

The University of the Arctic (UArctic) is a cooperative network of universities, colleges, research institutes and other organizations concerned with education and research in and about the North. UArctic builds and strengthens collective resources and collaborative infrastructure that enables member institutions to better serve their constituents and their regions. Through cooperation in education, research and outreach we enhance human capacity in the North, promote viable communities and sustainable economies, and forge global partnerships.

About Elsevier’s Research Intelligence

Elsevier’s Research Intelligence Solutions are a comprehensive research information management portfolio which improves the ability to establish, execute, and evaluate research strategies. The portfolio includes SciVal , the Pure system, and our custom Analytical Services, as well as rich data assets like Scopus, and the reference management technology of Mendeley. Elsevier’s Research Intelligence enables research organizations, funders, policy-makers, and individual researchers to make better decisions, improve collaboration, attract investment, and optimize expenditure - all to enhance research strategy, execution, and performance. 

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions — among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Research Intelligence and ClinicalKey — and publishes over 2,500 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and more than 35,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a world-leading provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries.

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