Elsevier Announces Winners of 3rd Annual Scopus Young Indian Scientist Award

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NEW DELHI, India, December 5 Elsevier, theworld's leading publisher of scientific information, announced today thewinners of the third annual Scopus Young Indian Scientist Award. Prof. J JTheo Groothuizen, S&T Counsellor, Embassy of Netherlands, presided over theaward ceremony, held at Le Meridien in New Delhi.

The award has been designed to recognize outstanding young scientists andresearchers in India who have made significant contributions to providing newresearch insights in their areas of research. Analytical tools in Scopus,Elsevier's abstract and citation database of peer reviewed literature wereused in providing statistical data on applicants to the selection panel.Recipients received a certificate of recognition, a cash prize and a crystaltrophy.

Over 200 Indian scientists and researchers under the age of 40 submittedtheir work for consideration in eleven disciplines included - Agriculture,Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Engineering, Library andInformation Sciences, Mathematics, Medicine, Pharmacology, Physics & SocialSciences. Each entry was endorsed from the head of the applicant's presentinstitution.

Finalists were selected by a jury of eight panelists, one peer from eachdiscipline. Applicants were selected based on statistical key criteria suchas number of citations, their h-index, number of publications and patentsbased on Scopus data. The qualitative parameters included the impact of theresearch and the new insights of knowledge developed thereon.

"The Scopus award is a very interesting and novel way of highlighting thebest of research from young scientists in the country. If it stimulates, evenif by a small amount, the translation of quality research into qualitypublications, it would have served an important cause," says Prof. K.Vijayaraghavan, Director, National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalorewho is on the selection panel of the awards.

"We are very pleased to recognize India's best and brightest up andcoming scientists across a broad spectrum of key research disciplines," saidSander Verboom, Regional Director for Elsevier South Asia. "In theincreasingly competitive and multidisciplinary reality, it's vital to supportour young researchers in their quest to advance the frontiers of science andwe look forward to seeing great things from our 2008 recipients."

About Scopus

Covering the world's research literature, Scopus is the largest abstractand citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality Web sourceswith smart tools to track analyze and visualize research. Scopus was designedand developed with over 500 users and librarians internationally. Its uniquedatabase contains abstracts and references from over 15,000 peer-reviewedjournals from 4,000 publishers worldwide, ensuring broad interdisciplinarycoverage. In addition, Scopus not only offers users citation informationabout the articles covered, but also directly integrates Web and patentsearches. Direct links to full-text articles, library resources and otherapplications like reference management software, make Scopus quicker, easierand more comprehensive to use than any other literature research tool. Formore information about Scopus please visit http://www.info.scopus.com.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical andmedical information products and services. Working in partnership with theglobal science and health communities, Elsevier's 7,000 employees in over 70offices worldwide publish more than 2,000 journals and 1,900 new books peryear, in addition to offering a suite of innovative electronic products, suchas ScienceDirect (http://www.sciencedirect.com/), MD Consult(http://www.mdconsult.com/), Scopus (http://www.info.scopus.com/),bibliographic databases, and online reference works.

Elsevier (http://www.elsevier.com/) is a global business headquartered inAmsterdam, The Netherlands and has offices worldwide. Elsevier is part ofReed Elsevier Group plc (http://www.reedelsevier.com/), a world-leadingpublisher and information provider. Operating in the science and medical,legal, education and business-to-business sectors, Reed Elsevier provideshigh-quality and flexible information solutions to users, with increasingemphasis on the Internet as a means of delivery. Reed Elsevier's tickersymbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK andENL (New York Stock Exchange).Following are the winners from each category: - Agriculture : Dr. R Raman, International Centre for Genetic Engg & Biotechnology - Biological Sciences : Prof. S Ganesh, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur - Chemistry - Dr. B V S Reddy, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad - Earth Sciences - Dr. Govindasamy Bala, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore - Engineering - Prof. Suman Chakraborthy, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur - Mathematics - Dr. Siva Athreya, Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore - Medicine - Dr. Bhanuprakash Reddy, National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad - Physics - Dr. Moulik Parikh, Inter University Centre for Astronomy & Astrophysics - & Dr. Satyabrata Patnaik, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

SOURCE Elsevier

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