BUDAPEST, Hungary, November 18 /PRNewswire/ --

- International Honor for Ten Winners

BUDAPEST, Hungary, November 18 /PRNewswire/ --

Elsevier, the world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services announced today that the Scopus Young Scientist Awards were awarded to the best young researchers under 30 years old, in ten scientific disciplinary areas.

The winners were based on the votes from the Board of Presidents of the Hungarian Rectors Conference and the awards were presented by Karoly Molnar, Minister without portfolio for Research and Development, Imre Rudas, President of the Hungarian Rectors' Conference (HRC), and Mr. Eduard Cohen, Elsevier Managing Director of AG International Markets at the awards ceremony held in Budapest.

Nominations for the awards were put forth by the rectors, deans, and department heads of higher education institutions. The ten winners were selected from over 100 nominees, based on a rigorous review by a panel of three judges delegated by the Board of Presidents of HRC, with the approval of President Imre Rudas using quantitative and qualitative criteria. The main prize, a scientific conference trip worth EUR2000 sponsored by Elsevier, was awarded to Dr. Imre Szilagyi.

The 2008 Scopus Award Winners in Hungary are: Dr. Demeter Zoltan Szent Istvan Egyetem veterinary surgeon Dr. Papp Krisztian ELTE biologist Dr. Szilagyi Imre BME chemist program designer Dr. Sule Zoltan Pannon Egyetem mathematician Dr. Obermayer-Kovacs Nora Pannon Egyetem technical manager Environment Dr. Horvath Krisztian Pannon Egyetem engineering Szilagyi Andras BME physics Kaposi Ambrus SOTE genetics Novak Tamas Karoly Robert Foiskola physics linguist, social Veszelszki Agnes ELTE science

The purpose of the Scopus Young Scientist Awards is to put the younger generation of researchers in the spotlight, and to reward the efforts of young talent. The awards are also a means for promoting the fight against brain drain. Additionally, Dr. Molnar commented: As part of this fight, and our aim to increase the global visibility and recognition of Hungarian scientific it is imperative to a maximum the number of scientific journals from our country in Scopus.

The Hungarian Rectors' Conference, together with Elsevier, aim to contribute to the development of the information society by promoting scientific thinking in higher education, and improving international visibility of Hungarian scientific achievements.

Eduard Cohen noted that: A major cause of the brain drain can be contributed to a lack in access to a wide range of high quality scientific. We are proud to promote these young stars as Scopus can help them in their quest for knowledge discovery.

About Scopus

BUDAPEST, Hungary, November 18 /PRNewswire/ --

Covering the world's research literature, Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources with smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research. Scopus is designed and developed with over 500 users and librarians internationally. Its unique database contains abstracts and references from 15,000 peer-reviewed journals from more than 4,000 publishers worldwide, ensuring broad interdisciplinary coverage. In addition, Scopus not only offers users citation information about the articles covered, but also integrates web and patent searches directly from its clean and simple interface. Direct links to 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. In 2009 the Arts Humanities module will be added to Scopus at no additional cost to end users.

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About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. Working in partnership with the global science and health communities, Elsevier's 7,000 employees in over 70 offices worldwide publish more than 2,000 journals and 1,900 new books per year, in addition to offering a suite of innovative electronic products, such as ScienceDirect (, MD Consult (, Scopus (, bibliographic databases, and online reference works.

Elsevier ( is a global business headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and has offices worldwide. Elsevier is part of Reed Elsevier Group plc (, a world-leading publisher and information provider. Operating in the science and medical, legal, education and business-to-business sectors, Reed Elsevier provides high-quality and flexible information solutions to users, with increasing emphasis on the Internet as a means of delivery. Reed Elsevier's ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

Media Contact: Beky Endre, Elsevier, Phone Number: +36-70-323-4937, e-mail:

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