|By Business Wire||
|December 12, 2013 06:27 AM EST||
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced that ScienceDirect now includes 25,000 science and technology books. This increases the depth and breadth of Elsevier’s book content available on the platform. The 25,000th book published and added to the database is Fukushima Accident: Radioactivity Impact on the Environment by Pavel Povinec, Katsumi Hirose and Michio Aoyama.
“We have always been proud of the quality of the foundational content we publish,” said Suzanne BeDell, Managing Director, Science and Technology Books at Elsevier. “Reaching this milestone demonstrates our commitment to bringing more in-depth new content to researchers to drive the advancement and application of science and technology.”
Fukushima Accident discusses the impact of the 2011 Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear accident on the radioactivity of the total environment, as well as lessons learned on a global scale. Lead author, Dr. Pavel Povinec, is a professor of nuclear physics at the Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia, From 1993 to 2005 he led the Radiometrics Laboratory of the International Atomic Energy Agency Environment Laboratories in Monaco. He has edited and contributed chapters to several other Elsevier books, and has published more than 250 Elsevier journal articles.
“I was very pleased to hear that Fukushima Accident is the 25,000th book available on ScienceDirect,” said Dr. Povinec. “My colleagues and I are frequent users of ScienceDirect for journal articles and books on topics such as environmental radioactivity and nuclear and particle physics. When choosing to publish the book with Elsevier, ScienceDirect was an important factor since we know many scientists rely on it for up-to-date information on developments in their fields.”
ScienceDirect is home to almost one-quarter of the world's peer-reviewed full-text scientific, technical and medical content. Over 15 million researchers, health care professionals, teachers, students and information professionals around the globe rely on ScienceDirect as a trusted source of nearly 2,200 journals, almost 900 serials and 25,000 book titles. ScienceDirect supports research and education with interactive elements in articles such as audio, video, graphs, tables and images, and offers tools so users can easily set alerts. Content on ScienceDirect also features embedded links to external datasets, including earth and environmental science data from PANGAEA, abstract and indexing data from Scopus and chemical reactions data from Reaxys. With almost 12 million content pieces available—including pre-publication release of articles and open access content from Elsevier journals—ScienceDirect is a premier platform for discovering the world of research.
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 25,000 book titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier’s online solutions include ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, Reaxys, ClinicalKey and Mosby’s Suite, which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, helping 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 provider of professional information solutions in the Science, Medical, Legal and Risk and Business sectors, 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).