Finalists were selected by a jury of eight panelists, one peer from each discipline. Applicants were selected based on statistical key criteria such as number of citations, their h-index, number of publications and patents based on Scopus data. The qualitative parameters included the impact of the research and the new insights of knowledge developed thereon.
"The Scopus award is a very interesting and novel way of highlighting the best of research from young scientists in the country. If it stimulates, even if by a small amount, the translation of quality research into quality publications, it would have served an important cause," says Prof. K. Vijayaraghavan, Director, National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore who is on the selection panel of the awards.
"We are very pleased to recognize India's best and brightest up and coming scientists across a broad spectrum of key research disciplines," said Sander Verboom, Regional Director for Elsevier South Asia. "In the increasingly competitive and multidisciplinary reality, it's vital to support our young researchers in their quest to advance the frontiers of science and we look forward to seeing great things from our 2008 recipients."
Covering the world's research literature, Scopus is the largest abstract
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with smart tools to track analyze and visualize research. Scopus was designed
and developed with over 500 users and librarians internationally. Its unique
database contains abstracts and references from over 15,000 peer-reviewed
journals from 4,000 publishers worldwide, ensuring broad interdisciplinary
coverage. In addition, Scopus not only offers users citation information
about the articles cover
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