ProSPER.Net/Scopus Young Scientist Award to be Presented March 2009

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TOKYO, July 30

- Encouraging Sustainable Development in Asia/Pacific Region

Scopus(R), the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewedliterature, today announced that Scopus will launch an award with ProSPER.Netto encourage young researchers and academics in the Asia/Pacific region. TheProSPER.Net/Scopus Young Scientist Award will be given annually to recognizean outstanding young scientist who has made a significant contribution to thearea of Sustainable Development.

The award will be given at the ProSPER.Net International Symposium inMarch 2009 with a specific Business focus. Applications will be evaluated byan international panel of three recognized experts in the discipline. Scopuscitation data and the Scopus h-index will be used to provide an objective andtransparent measurement of applicants' research performance which will helpdetermine their influence in the discipline.

"The establishment of this award provides an important contribution tothe sustainable development of Asia/Pacific by recognizing and promoting thecareers of young academics who have the potential to lead progress in thisarea and inspire others through their example," noted Professor PeterHaddawy, Vice President for Academic Affairs at the Asian Institute ofTechnology in Thailand and Chairman of the Board of ProSPER.Net, "It is alsoan excellent model of how industry and academia can join hands and worktogether for the benefit of society."

Inn Beng Lee, Head of Customer Marketing, Asia Pacific, Elsevierremarked, "We have established this capstone award to emphasize theimportance of sustainability, and to inspire more scholars to be activelyengaged in this arena, which in turn will stimulate the scientific researchprogress for Sustainable Development across the Asia Pacific region."

About ProSPER.Net

The Promotion of Sustainability in Postgraduate Education and ResearchNetwork (ProSPER.Net) is an alliance of several leading higher educationinstitutions in the Asia-Pacific Region that have committed to work togetherto integrate principles of Sustainable Development (SD) into postgraduatecourses and curricula as well as to conduct research on sustainabilityissues. Member institutions are having strong education and research programsas well as aspiring innovators in SD and related fields. ProSPER.Net is underthe auspices of the United Nations University - Institute of Advanced Studies(UNU-IAS). For more information about ProSPER.Net please visit

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 is designedand developed with over 500 users and librarians internationally. Its uniquedatabase contains abstracts and references from 15,000 peer-reviewed journalsfrom more than 4,000 publishers worldwide, ensuring broad interdisciplinarycoverage. In addition, Scopus not only offers users citation informationabout the articles covered, but also integrates web and patent searchesdirectly from its clean and simple interface. Direct links to full-textarticles, library resources and other applications like reference managementsoftware, make Scopus quicker, easier and more comprehensive to use than anyother literature research tool. For more information about Scopus pleasevisit .

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 (

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