Elsevier, Inc. and Algerian Ministry of Higher Education and Research Announce 2012 Scopus Award Winners

AMSTERDAM, May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

University of Sciences and Technology Houari Boumediene and University Mentouri Constantine Win SciVal Awards

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services, today announced the winners of the 2012 Algeria Scopus Awards and the institutional winners of the SciVal Awards. The Scopus and SciVal Awards bring international recognition to the scientific achievements of researchers and institutions, respectively.

"It has been a pleasure to bring to Algeria the second Scopus and SciVal Awards to honor our nation's most distinguished researchers and institutions," said Professor Hafid Aourag, Director General of Scientific Research of the Ministry of Higher Education, Algeria. "Elsevier has made it possible for Algeria to share its accomplishments and advancements with the global science community, while enhancing recognition of our researchers' most important scholarly work."

The winners in 11 disciplines are:

  • Engineering: Abdelouahed Tounsi, University of Sidi Bel Abbés
  • Physics and astronomy: Abdelmadjid Bouhemadou, University of Setif
  • Computer Science: Nadjib Badache, University of Sciences and Technology Houari Boumediene
  • Material Sciences: B. Bachir Bouiadjra, University of Sidi Bel Abbes
  • Mathematics: Smaïl Djebali, Algiers University
  • Chemistry: Said Djadoun, University of Science and Technology Houari Boumediene
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences, Noureddine Soltani, University Badji Mokhtar
  • Chemical Engineering: Oualid Hamdaoui, University Badji Mokhtar
  • Environmental, Energy, Earth & Planetary Science: Maïouf Belhamel, Center of Renewable Energies Development
  • Medicine, Immunobiology, Pharmacy & Neurology: Zoubir Harrat, Institut Pasteur
  • Biochemistry, Genetics & Molecular biology: Sofiane Bouacida, Oum El-Bouaghi University

The institutions awarded the SciVal Awards are the University of Sciences and Technology Houari Boumediene and the University Mentouri Constantine.

Isabelle Van Tol, Deputy Chief of Mission at the Dutch Embassy in Algeria said, "The Netherlands are known for fine scientists, Nobel prizes, high caliber research institutions and top notch companies such as Elsevier. Elsevier has created an opportunity to work together with Algeria and intensify our global relations in the scientific domains."

"The Scopus Awards are a celebration of the knowledge and scientific contributions of Algeria's researchers and institutions," said Olivier Dumon, Managing Director of Academic and Government Research Markets at Elsevier. "Elsevier is proud to be partners with the Algerian Ministry of Higher Education and Research in bringing recognition to the scientific performance and discoveries of an extraordinary nation."

Winners of the Scopus awards were selected based on quantity of publications, citations, and H-index. Elsevier provided quantitative analysis using data from SciVerse Scopus, the world's largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature.

About the Algerian Ministry of Higher Education & Research

The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research is the department responsible for the development and the progress of the academic sector and scientific research in Algeria. To achieve these objectives, the ministry has created two institutions: The Research Centre on Scientific and Technical Information (CERIST) was founded in 1985 with the primary objective to implement programs of scientific research and technological development in the field of information science and technology. The General Directorate for Scientific Research and Technological Development (DG-RSDT) came into being in September 2009, and was set up by law # 08-05 of February 23, 2008, which defines the five-years scientific national research plan (2008-2012), expected to move the Algerian research system to excellency for a sustainable development. By this law, the DG-RSDT is the principal enabler of national scientific research and development.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier's online solutions include SciVerse ScienceDirect, SciVerse Scopus, Reaxys, MD Consult and Mosby's Nursing Suite, which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, and the SciVal suite and MEDai's Pinpoint Review, which help research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world-leading publisher and information provider, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

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