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Elsevier and Australasian Research Management Society Announce Winners of the 2012 Scopus Young Researcher of the Year Awards

SYDNEY, September 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Elsevier and the Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS) today awarded the winners of the 3rd annual Scopus Young Researcher of the Year Awards 2012, at the ARMS 14th annual conference at Australia, Gold Coast.

The Scopus Young Researcher of the Year Awards is part of a global initiative by Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, recognizing outstanding young scientists and researchers. The Awards support early career researchers in their quest to advance the frontiers of science across a broad range of disciplines.

One hundred and forty-nine young researchers, employed at institutions of higher education across Australia and New Zealand, submitted their research for consideration for the respective award categories: Humanities and Social Sciences, Physical Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Life Sciences and Biological Sciences and Medicine and Medical Sciences.  

The winners and finalists were selected by an independent panel of three experts per category. Applicants were evaluated largely based on the key criteria: research impact (taking into account the average number of citations per paper and H-index derived from Scopus), external impact and esteem contribution.

Winners and finalists in each category are from the following institutions:

  • Humanities and Social Sciences - Winner: Professor Philip Morgan, University of Newcastle
    • Finalists: Associate Professor Michelle Moulds, The University of New South Wales, Dr. Adam Brumm, University of Wollongong, Dr. Monique Robinson, University of Western Australia (Star Award, Special Mention)

  • Physical Sciences - Winner: Dr. Andrew Bowie, University of Tasmania
    • Finalists: Dr. Michael Breadmore, University of Tasmania, Associate Professor Robert Shellie, University of Tasmania

  • Engineering and Technology  - Winner: Dr. Cyrille Boyer, The University of New South Wales
    • Finalists: Professor Jinhu Lu, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Professor Ajayan Vinu, University of Queensland

  • Life Sciences and Biological Sciences  - Winner: Dr. Michael Kasumovic, The University of New South Wales
    • Finalists: Dr. Aeron Hurt, WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza, Associate Professor Keith Stubbs, University of Western Australia

  • Medicine and Medical Sciences - Winner: Dr. Genevieve Healy, The University of Queensland
    • Finalists: Dr. Lisa Moran, University of Adelaide, Dr. Mark Hutchinson, University of Adelaide

"The Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS) together with the entire academic community works very hard to maintain the integrity of Australian research. The recipients of these awards are exemplary models of ethical and professional researchers who uphold the high standards that all researchers should strive towards," said Dr. Ren Yi, ARMS President.  

 "Elsevier is honored to continue the tradition of recognizing the achievements of early career researchers in Australasia. Our ultimate goal is to support the young researchers in their quest to advance the frontiers of their research disciplines. The discoveries made by these talented individuals will shape the future of Australasia's research capacity, innovative abilities and economic growth. We are proud to support the early career endeavors of the scientific community," said Mr Lim Kok Keng, Managing Director, Academic & Government, Science & Technology (S&T), Elsevier Asia Pacific.

About the 2012 Scopus Young Researcher Awards

The Scopus Young Researcher Awards 2012 are brought to you by: Elsevier and the Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS); Supporting Early Career Excellence in Research across Australasia and New Zealand.

About The Scopus Young Researchers Awards' Initiative

The Scopus Young Researcher Awards are part of an Elsevier global initiative to support early career researchers, with the intention of supporting young researchers in their quest to advance the frontiers of science across a broad range of disciplines.  The Young Researcher Awards has been designed to recognise outstanding young scientists and researchers in Australasia who have made significant contributions in their areas of research. The winners and finalists for the Awards are selected by an independent panel of three experts per category. Applicants will be evaluated largely based on the key criteria; research impact (taking into account the average number of citations per paper and H-index which is derived from Scopus, Elsevier's abstract and citation database of peer reviewed literature), external impact, and esteem contribution. The Young Researcher Awards has been launched across several countries including India, China, Brazil, South East Asia and Spain.

About Australasian Research Management Society

The Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS) is the leading organisation dedicated to supporting research excellence and the enhancement of the research enterprise through the professional development of research managers and administrators and the promotion of the profession of research management

About Scopus

Covering the world's research literature, Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature. Featuring smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research, Scopus was designed and developed with input from over 500 users and librarians internationally. Its unique database contains abstracts and references from nearly19,500 peer-reviewed journals from more than 5,000 publishers worldwide, ensuring broad interdisciplinary coverage. Direct links to subscribed full-text articles, library resources and other applications like reference management software, make Scopus quicker, easier and more comprehensive to use than any other literature research tool.  

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 ScienceDirect, Scopus, Reaxys, ClinicalKey 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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