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Service interruption for Scopus - July 26

on Tue, 07/15/2014 - 22:11

Scopus will be unavailable for 30 minutes of scheduled maintenance on Saturday, July 26 from 7:00 AM EDT (12:00 BST) until 7:30 AM EDT (12:30 BST). It is also possible that you may experience service disruptions such as slower response times and unexpected outages throughout the day. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

 

We recommend using the World Clock Time Zone Converter or a similar application to convert the announced planned outage date and time to your local date and time.

 

Thank you for your patience as we strive to update our product. To stay informed about service updates and product enhancements, we invite you to follow us on Twitter: @scopus.

2013 SNIP and SJR journal metrics now available in Scopus

on Tue, 07/22/2014 - 16:53

When evaluating the performance of a journal (or an article or individual researcher), we believe that the research community benefits from having access to a broad range of metrics to better understand performance – it's impossible for one metric to serve all the necessary purposes.

Journal Analyzer Scopus Example

 

Since 2010 Scopus has offered two journal metrics – the Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) and the SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) – via the Journal Analyzer functionality in Scopus.

 

The Journal Analyzer allows you to select up to 10 journals for comparison; the results are uploaded into graphs, making it easy to see how journals perform relative to each other.

 

Additionally the SNIP, SJR and now IPP (Impact per Publication) values can also be viewed per journal in the 'Browse sources' tab or via the publicly available title list.

 

Some additional resources for Journal Metrics:

  • Find out more about Journal Metrics and download the metrics directly at www.journalmetrics.com

  • Read the latest

Release Date: 
July 22 2014

Titles indexed in Scopus: Check before you publish

on Thu, 07/10/2014 - 11:13

Publication malpractice is an unfortunate occurrence in the world of scholarly literature. It happens in all subject areas and in all jurisdictions and few journals or books are immune. Here at Scopus, we have recently received notification of journals that purport to be indexed by Scopus but really are not. These journals have even gone as far as to forge letters from the Head of Scopus Content (signature and all)! And just because a journal may have a Scopus logo on their web site, this does not mean they’re indexed in Scopus.

 

As an author, if you would like to know if your published article will be included in Scopus, we urge you to take note of the following before submitting your work to a journal or conference.

 

  • Check the title list. First check the publicly available Scopus title list. If you don’t see the title, you can also look at “Browse sources” on the Scopus.com home page to see what titles are indexed.

  • Search in Scopus. Use a Scopus search for the name of the

Scopus users receiving phishing emails

on Tue, 06/17/2014 - 14:31


It seems that some registered Scopus users have received an email (similar to the example shown below) in which they are asked to login to their account and change their password or else his/her account will be deactivated.

 

Caution: This is a Phishing email. The link in the email goes to a ‘scopus.110mb.com’ link and not to Scopus.com. Do not click on the link and delete the email from your inbox.  

 

In case you have any questions, please contact your regional helpdesk.

 

Phishing example email:

 

Release Date: 
June 17 2014
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Scopus content: Book Expansion project update

on Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:25

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 40,000 books in Scopus!

 

How is the program going? Books from more than 30 major publishers such as Springer, Wiley-Blackwell, Elsevier, Brill, Walter de Gruyter, Princeton University Press, Palgrave Macmillan and Project Muse have already been selected and are being processed. More than 40,000 books have now been loaded in Scopus and we expect to have at least 65,000 books in Scopus by the end of this year.

 

Although books from all subject fields are considered for the project, the focus is on Social Sciences and Arts & Humanities and at least 25% of the books currently in Scopus are in these subject fields. Book items in Scopus also get cited, at present – with more than 5,600 citations – the highest cited book in Scopus is Theory of games and economic behaviorby von Neuman and Morgenstern

Scopus launches a simplified Chinese interface

on Tue, 06/03/2014 - 14:51

Scopus has launched a Simplified Chinese interface and help files. This development applies to the general user interface and is intended to improve the usability and teach-ability of Scopus in mainland China. The Simplified Chinese interface can be selected from the Scopus page footer and will allow users to more easily activate personalization features and alerts in their local language.

 

We welcome your impressions and feedback regarding these developments and encourage you to share your thoughts with us through the Scopus marketing email address

 

Want to learn more about this release? Check out the full release notes.

 

我们很高兴的宣布Scopus的简体中文版界面发布了,同时页面上的“帮助与联系我们”功能也推出了简体中文窗口服务。本次新功能的发布旨在提升Scopus在中国地区的使用体验,使之对于用户来说更加简单、易学、易用。需注意的是这一汉化仅适用于Scopus的使用界面,并不涉及其产品内容。用户可以在Scopus首页的页脚处找到“切换到简体中文”选项进行切换,从而在母语环境下更加方便的进行个性化及通知设置。

如果您有任何针对这一新功能的意见、建议或反馈,欢迎联系 scopus.1@elsevier.com,您的宝贵意见对我们至关重要

Release Date: 
May 31 2014

The new Scopus author profile page has arrived

on Tue, 06/03/2014 - 07:57

In conjunction with this year’s Scopus 10 year anniversary, the team embarked on a site improvement program that resulted in the launch of a more streamlined interface in February.  With the overall Scopus house looking better it was time to give the Author Profile page a closer look.

Author Profile Updates, May 2014

 

Newly revamped, old distractions on the Author Profile page are gone and the best tools remain. For example, if an ORCID ID is associated with a Scopus profile then a link to that ORCID will display on the author detail page. Additionally, a new graph added to the sidebar gives a quick overview of an author’s recent productivity. Best of all, users can sort “Document” and “Cited-by” lists without having to leave the author profile or reload the page.

 

We’ve learned a lot in 10 years, especially that author’s need fewer obstacles and better tools for boosting the visibility of their work. This is an ideal time to check and update your profile in Scopus.

Release Date: 
May 31 2014

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