Elsevier acquires Science-Metrix Inc., provider of research analytics services and data

Added: 8th January 2019 by Elsevier

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Elsevier, the information analytics business specialising in science and health, has acquired Science-Metrix Inc., a research evaluation firm that provides science research evaluation and analytics to assess science and technology activities. Headquartered in Montréal, Canada, Science-Metrix is known for high-quality and independent bibliometric analysis and research evaluation.

“Science-Metrix was an early adopter of Elsevier’s abstract database Scopus and has worked closely with Elsevier for more than 10 years,” said Dr. Éric Archambault, Chief Executive Officer and founder of Science-Metrix. “I’m excited that now with Elsevier, we’ll be even stronger and better positioned to develop better performance measurement tools for our customers.”

Science-Metrix works for governmental, educational, nonprofit and private organisations that perform scientific research or deal with funding and management of science and technology. Its services enable evidence-based decision-making, strategic planning and outcome assessment processes for governments, international organisations, universities, scientific societies, publishers and technology companies.

“As a recognised leader in the assessment and evaluation of science-based programs, Science-Metrix will strengthen our research analytics capabilities alongside Plum Analytics and other complementary tools,” said Dominic Feltham, President Research, Elsevier. “Together we look forward to improving performance analysis for the entire research community.”

As part of the acquisition of Science-Metrix Inc., Elsevier has also acquired 1science, a business started in 2015 to develop research intelligence products. Customers of 1science products will benefit from synergies with the Elsevier technology stack.

Dr. Archambault and Grégoire Côté, Partner and President of Science-Metrix, and staff are remaining with the company in Montréal. The acquisition is in line with Elsevier’s organic growth driven strategy, supported by acquisitions of innovative open science companies that are helping improve the research information ecosystem, following the acquisitions of Mendeley, SSRN, Plum Analytics, bepress and Aries Systems.

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