SYDNEY, March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world's leading provider of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced that Universities Australia has renewed the purchasing agreement that allows 36 members access to the Thomson Reuters Web of Science database for three additional years. This ensures that researchers have access to high quality scientific literature. This renewal marks the 10th year of the partnership with Thomson Reuters.
"Today marks a significant milestone for the scholarly research community in Australia," said Christopher Kibarian, president, Thomson Reuters IP & Science. "Leading academic institutions across the continent are endorsing the value they receive from Thomson Reuters scientific literature and making a commitment to continue to provide the world's highest quality, curated content to further research and innovation. We are honoured to continue our partnership with Universities Australia."
Universities Australia is the peak body representing Australian universities. It supports the vital role played by scientific research in promoting the economic and social wellbeing of all Australians.
"We are pleased to continue our partnership with Thomson Reuters by extending access to Web of Science for another three years. This scientific research and discovery platform enables us to compete more effectively in the global research environment," said Belinda Robinson, chief executive of Universities Australia.
In addition to extending access to Web of Science, Universities Australia renewed members' access to Journal Citation Reports, to measure research influence and impact at the journal and category levels, as well as initiated access to Book Citation Index, an additional database within Web of Science.
Web of Science is a Web of Knowledge database that offers a true cited reference index, which is the best tool for discovery and the only method for retrieving accurate citation counts.
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