As of January 2014, the EBRP is discontinued.

The program has been replaced by the Elsevier metrics development program.

For more information please visit the EMDP website.


About the Scientific Board of the Program

A Scientific Board

Elsevier has established a Scientific Board consisting of 7 permanent members and 1-2 experts from a particular geographical region who are replaced each year. The Board evaluates submitted proposals on the basis of a set of criteria related to the significance, methodological soundness, and originality of the proposal and the quality and viability of the research team.

The Board consists of the following members:

Prof. Katy Borner
Victor H. Yngve Professor of Information Science, School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA
Prof Diana Hicks
Chair, School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA
Dr Marc Luwel
Director, Hercules Foundation, Brussels, Belgium; and CWTS, Leiden University,
the Netherlands
Prof. Ulrich Schmoch
Extraordinary professor at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), and Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI), Karlsruhe, Germany
Prof Yishan Wu
Vice-Director, ISTIC (Institute for Scientific and Technological Information of China), Beijing, China
Linda Butler
Independent Consultant specializing in the evaluation of research performance
Dr Andrew Plume
Research & Academic Relations, Elsevier,
Oxford, UK
Dr Henk F. Moed
Senior Scientific Advisor, Elsevier, Amsterdam,
the Netherlands, and Chairman of the Board
Dr Gali Halevi
Senior Analyst and Program Director, Elsevier,
New York, USA, is managing director of the Program and Secretary of the Board

Independence of the Board

The Board reviews the submitted proposals and decides which proposals it considers worthwhile being granted. However, in exceptional cases where the research outcomes could seriously harm Elsevier business interests, Elsevier has the right not to approve the proposal all together, and either propose the use of alternative datasets or, as an ultimate option, provide no datasets at all.

Temporary board members

Each year the Board aims to give special attention to a specific geographical region. In 2012, the focus is given to Asia and the Pacific.

The core EBRP Board may be expanded with experts from the region on which the program focuses in that year. In addition, the EBRP Board may request additional external reviewers to review proposals - especially if the number of submissions is high.

Notification of the additional board members per year will be announced on the EBRP website.