Seoul, January 28, 2022. The Korea Education and Research Information Service (KERIS) and Elsevier, a global leader in research publishing and information analytics, today announced an agreement to provide researchers affiliated with KERIS access to global academic research.
Administered under the KERIS Academic License, the three-year subscription took effect from January 1, 2022 to provide researchers from 217 KERIS-affiliated institutions with access to ScienceDirect, Elsevier's world-leading platform that brings together scientific knowledge and peer-reviewed research with more than 16 million articles from the company's 2,650 journals.
Sanghyun Jang, Director of Higher Education and Academic Division, KERIS, said: "Information disparity could pose a challenge for researchers in an era when digital information is experiencing exponential growth from increased networks of online research and education. Under this context, we are happy to partner with Elsevier to provide researchers with access to high quality journals to advance scientific discoveries and drive positive societal outcomes."
Gino Ussi, Executive Vice President, Elsevier, said: "We are thrilled to have the opportunity to support KERIS and its network of researchers in achieving their research ambitions. Elsevier has a long history of supporting the South Korean academic community and this continues to be our focus as we work collaboratively to drive scientific outcomes that will bring about a positive impact to society."
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About Korea Education and Research Information Service (KERIS)
The Korea Education and Research Information Service (KERIS) is a public institution under the Korean Ministry of Education that promotes various projects and academic research related to Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in education ranging from primary to higher education.
Recently, the world has been faced with an intelligence society that requires disruptive innovations of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. In response to such changes, KERIS will continue to lead the innovation of education in Korea by improving teaching-learning methods and creating a new educational environment with the use of ICT.
KERIS will also provide high quality educational and research information services, lead the development and sharing of open public data resources to meet the demands of society, and continue to strive in providing customized services. Moreover, KERIS will make efforts to expand global cooperation to share knowledge and experiences of ICT in education with the international community.
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