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Scopus to test new system in order to improve speed

on Thu, 04/24/2014 - 14:38

Scopus is currently testing a method of selective internet routing to speed up delivery of our pages to customers. Most customers will see an improvement in speed. However, some customers with unusual internet configurations may experience a problem. If you are suddenly unable to access Scopus as before, this may be due to incompatibility with the new routing method.

 

If you suddenly lose access to Scopus, please first check that the above is indeed the reason for the problem by trying the following URL: www2.scopus.com. This should give you direct access to the original Scopus IP address as before the test.  If you now have access again, then you will need to follow the steps below to restore normal service.

 

While we help you fix the problem, your users can continue to use Scopus via a workaround using www2.scopus.com. This may occasionally require them to change the URL – adding a 2 after www – for some links.

 

IP white listing is the problem

The problem is expected to

Release Date: 
May 1 2014

Behind the scenes: the Scopus product team (IV)

on Wed, 04/23/2014 - 16:26

Part IV of our series on the people who bring you Scopus. Next up, Eric Swenson and Peter Berkvens.

 

Eric Swenson, Director of Product Management

ORCID: 0000-0002-2897-2907

 

Tell us about yourself.

At the core, I am a producer – someone who conceives of and designs products that combine digital technology, design and high stakes business logistics. I have worked at the forefront of digital media, publishing and information services for more than 20 years, most recently with Elsevier's Science & Technology Division since 2011.

 

Previously, I have worked as Director of Production and Program Management for Hearst Interactive Media, served as the co-founder and creative director of publisher and design studio Necro Enema Amalgamated, produced music under Cherry Red Records label out of London and taught digital media production at Pace University’s MS in Publishing Program.

 

How do you describe your role on the Scopus Product team?

I consider myself to be a shield, enabler

Earth Day 2014: Making a positive impact on science

on Mon, 04/21/2014 - 21:17

April 22 2014 is Earth Day

The date for Earth Day was chosen because April 22 fell between the academic spring break and final exams. Choosing that time of year meant students would likely be available to celebrate and recognize the day. In addition to post-secondary students taking a break, April is the month when many elementary and secondary school science fairs conclude.

 

For me, this year’s Earth Day marks the end of a 6-month journey to a middle school science fair. Last October my 13 year-old son was tasked with conducting a scientific experiment, producing a paper and presenting the results. Working for a scientific publisher, I had grand visions of developing a young scientific writer who one day would be cited in Scopus and published on ScienceDirect. The reality was a little different. Overwhelmed by the scope of the project, my son was quick to bury the instructions in his backpack.

 

It became apparent to his teacher, dad and me that we had to break down the assignment into steps he could

Scopus releases minor enhancements to results page

on Wed, 04/09/2014 - 17:11

Based on user feedback received since the redesign of Scopus, additional improvements have been made to the interface. On April 9 we have released the following updates:

 

  • Numbering of the search results on the document results page;
  • Additional information on hover-over in the ‘Source’ column on the results page, such as volume and issue number.

 

To provide feedback on these enhancements, feel free to email us at Scopus Marketing.

Release Date: 
April 9 2014
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Behind the scenes: the Scopus product team (III)

on Tue, 04/08/2014 - 13:47

Part III of our "who are the people that work on Scopus?" series. In their own words, the Scopus Product Management team describes who they are, what their role is on the team and what they like most about working on Scopus and at Elsevier.

 

Gillian Griffiths, Senior Product Manager

 

Gillian Griffiths, Senior Product Manager
Tell us about yourself.

From Liverpool, studied Biology/Psychology at University of York. I've worked at Elsevier in the Netherlands since 1984 – so Scopus launch coincided with my 20 year jubilee. Started as Desk Editor in Life Sciences publishing; involved in launch of Elsevier’s first online journal – Gene-Combis – in 1995, then supervised building of more scalable online journal systems for publishing (before ScienceDirect was ready), enabling portals like Parasitology Online. I also helped develop early online submission systems.

Scopus content update: Books Expansion Project

on Mon, 04/07/2014 - 13:19

In mid-2013 Scopus launched the Books Expansion Project to increase the Arts and Humanities content in Scopus and the project has been steadily moving along. To date, you can see more than 30,000 books in Scopus!

 

How do we select books to index? The selection policy for books content is on a publisher level (no individual book suggestions are considered), taking into account aspects such as: reputation of publisher, size and subject area of books list, availability and format of book content, publication policy and editorial mission and quality of published books content. Full bibliographic metadata will be indexed as well as abstracts (where available), author and affiliation information and cited references.

 

  1. Subject areas: Focus on Social Sciences and Arts & Humanities, but also Science, Technology & Medicine (STM)
  2. Coverage years: Back to 2005 (2003 for A&H)
  3. Number of books: 75,000 by the end of 2015; 10,000 each year thereafter
  4. Book types: Monographs, edited volumes, major

Behind the scenes: the Scopus product team (II)

on Fri, 04/04/2014 - 09:00

Part II of our "who are the people that work on Scopus?" posts. In their own words, the Scopus Product Management team describes who they are, what their role is on the team and what they like most about working on Scopus and at Elsevier.

 

Jessica Kowalski, Global Market Development Manager

 

Jessica Kowalski, Market Development Manager, Scopus
Tell us about yourself.

I have worked in technology and research for over 10 years in both the public and private sectors. A science and literature geek at heart, I’ve found myself at home at Elsevier for the last 4 years. Though my home base is NY, I travel extensively in North America, Europe and Asia for both business and personal purposes.

 

How do you describe your role on the Scopus Product team?

Global Market Development Manager – Responsible for growing the Scopus business in new and existing markets.

 

What is your favorite part about working on Scopus (and at Elsevier!)?

The travel.

 

What’s your favorite feature or search to run in Scopus?

Really love exporting the

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