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The Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD), in partnership with global scientific publisher Elsevier, has recognized outstanding research institutes in the 2021 DOST-Elsevier Awards.
The awardees were chosen among DOST Research, Development Institutes (RDIs) and Science and Technology (S&T) institutes and the 10 state universities and colleges (SUCs) who were given IP-based access to the subscription.
The winners for the Highest ScienceDirect Usage were:
- DOST-Forest Product Research and Development Institute (FPRDI) for the Highest ScienceDirect Usage this year under the RDI category;
- DOST-Science Education Institute (SEI) under the S&T institutes category; and
- DOST Regional Office No. 2 under the Regional Office (RO) category.
The Central Luzon State University (CLSU) bagged the remaining major awards Highest Publications Scopus and the Most Accepted Proposals, both under the State University and College (SUC) category. The Most Accepted Proposals award is given to the institution that got the most number of proposals submitted to DOST.
ScienceDirect is Elsevier’s leading information solution for researchers, teachers, students, healthcare professionals and information professionals. It offers millions of full-text publications, including journal articles and books chapters from Elsevier, its imprints and society partners.
From researchers pursuing scientific breakthroughs to academic institutions and government agencies evaluating research, Scopus is the abstract and indexing database of choice. Worldwide, Scopus is used by more than 3,000 academic, government and corporate institutions and is the main data source that supports the Elsevier Research Intelligence portfolio.
Certificates of Appreciation were also given to all participating institutions as well as to Elsevier Coordinators.
Dr. Enrico C. Paringit, executive director of PCIEERD underscored the importance of comprehensive scientific literature, thus his call to the scientific community to use the platform.
“Science-based researched and science-backed decisions are critical especially at these trying times. While we navigate our way through the new normal, we wish to increase the numbers of our partner intuitions who will use Elsevier in whatever science breakthroughs they will do in the future,” he said.
“Greater access to high-quality scientific literature is encouraged now that our way of lives has changed amid the pandemic. As we strive to find solutions, all these available resources will help us innovate more,” he added.
Elsevier is the world’s largest scientific publisher of peer-reviewed journals and articles.
For the 4th time, the DOST revitalized its subscription to the scientific publishing giant’s online journals, citation index database, and capacity building of researchers on authorship to scientific journals which allows access of researchers to more than 3,000 journals and 25 million research articles across 26 subject areas and citation index database with over 5, 000 publishers and about 76 million articles.
At present, there are 667 higher education institutions (HEIs), R&D institutes, government agencies and DOST regional offices nationwide, that are utilizing the online journal articles acquired through Elsevier. (✓)