The National Centre for Scientific and Technical Research of the Kingdom of Morocco (CNRST) has expanded its collaboration with Elsevier, a global leader in research publishing and information analytics, with the aim of accelerating and promoting its research and innovation strategy. Under the new agreement, Elsevier and CNRST will provide Moroccan universities and researchers with robust access to ScienceDirect, Elsevier’s full-text platform for scholarly communication, and Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature.
The new multiyear license agreement aims to increase the global visibility and scientific impact of the Moroccan research community to further stimulate discovery and innovation. Through this enhanced subscription offering, researchers will benefit from an expanded collection of journals, books, and conference proceedings including journal backfiles as well as research intelligence data from SciVal.
Currently, researchers in Morocco benefit from access to ScienceDirect and Scopus, which helped to both drive and document Morocco’s scholarly output, up 22% over the period 2019–2021, from 8,720 in 2019 to 10,634 in 2021. Moreover, the Field-Weighted Citation Index impact of publications produced with Elsevier is the highest and above the global average, which has led to the significant growth in Moroccan research outputs with an impressive evolution of the quality of Moroccan publications.
The explicit intent of this new agreement is to stimulate and augment Moroccan research capabilities, innovative developments, and collaborative efforts within the North and West African nations and beyond.Click here to read the original press release.