Elsevier and the Nigerian Government Sign License Agreement to Expand Access to Scientific Information and Research Intelligence Tools

logoElsevier, today announced it has signed a licence agreement with the Nigerian Government providing continued access to ScienceDirect, Elsevier’s full-text platform for research literature and Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature as well as access to SciVal, part of Elsevier’s Research Intelligence portfolio of tools and services.

The license agreement, signed by the Association of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities (AVCNU) on behalf of the Nigerian Government, provides researchers and faculty of a consortium of 79 government funded academic institutes with expanded access to peer-reviewed scholarly content. In addition, consortium members will benefit from access to research information management tools to measure the quality and impact of research, providing insights on how to raise Nigeria’s visibility within the global scientific landscape. Finally, as part of the agreement Elsevier will produce and host a number of Nigerian journals to increase the journals’ visibility and impact and offer consortium researchers with access to 14 biomedical journals from Cell Press.

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