Scopus Chosen by Leading Australian Institutes
Scopus®, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources with smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research, today announced that two of Australia’s most prestigious institutes have chosen the database for its comprehensive content coverage and its ability to serve as a research performance measurement tool. The University of New South Wales and Monash University have spear headed these deals as the first of the Group of Eight to enthusiastically embrace Scopus.
“We are proud of our broad range and high quality research facilities,” said Alison Neil, Manager, Vendor Services & Finance, The University of New South Wales, “And we are pleased that we can now include Scopus in our offering. Its unrivaled content coverage will allow our administrators, faculty, and students to search and evaluate global as well as local peer-reviewed journals from Australia and New Zealand.”
Another factor driving the universities’ decision to adopt Scopus is its bearing on the Research Quality Framework (RQF) which will be mandatory in 2008. Ms. Suzanne Clark, Director of the Monash University Library Information Resources Division, points out that, “Scopus will enable researchers to demonstrate the impact of their own publications by identifying citations to their work in the 15,000 titles indexed in Scopus. Such quantitative data is of growing importance due to the government’s Research Quality Framework and the emphasis it places on such indicators when assessing the quality and impact of research. We expect that Scopus will become the database of choice for many of our users.”
“Scopus is providing these esteemed Australian institutes with the tools and features they need to maintain their position as leading research facilities,” said Jaco Zijlstra, Scopus Director. “We are proud that these institutes have decided to join many others in the region who already capitalize on their investment in Scopus.”
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