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Discover richer research signals with new and improved Scopus functionality

on Thu, 10/28/2021 - 13:58

Dive into the major improvements to Scopus.com across 2021 

With the world of research constantly evolving, it’s critical to continue improving the tools and insights available to understand your field and the impact of your work. Our product teams are always seeking new opportunities to grow and improve Scopus, to help you make high-value decisions with confidence.

  • We’ve undertaken an ambitious redesign of the Scopus website to optimize user experience, improve functionality and move over to

See how your research impacts policy: Overton policy citations are live on Scopus!

on Thu, 10/28/2021 - 13:43

Over 7.8 million policy citations have been added to nearly 3 million items in Scopus

Institutional stakeholders, including researchers, librarians, and research leadership are being asked to demonstrate the impact of their research on society. With the addition of policy citation data on Scopus, you can now quickly and easily see where research has been cited in policy documents.

Preprint content in Scopus Author Profiles continues to grow with the addition of SSRN

on Wed, 09/08/2021 - 23:48

In January this year, we used this blog to share the good news that preprints have been added to Scopus Author Profiles as a content type to help you get an early view into the research focus of peers and potential collaborators. Preprints can be a helpful complement to peer-reviewed literature to gain insight into researcher endeavors.

At that stage, we enriched 1 million author profiles with more than 900,000 preprints dating back to 2017. Those preprints were drawn from the main preprint

New Author Feedback Wizard (AFW) improvements: we’ve optimized the user journey and added preprints data

on Wed, 09/08/2021 - 23:18

We are pleased to announce a host of Author Feedback Wizard (AFW) enhancements, designed to save you time and improve the quality and accuracy of your Scopus Author Profiles.

So, what’s changed in the AFW?

  1. We’ve simplified the wizard and introduced modular options that support faster and easier updates.
  2. You can now use the AFW to provide feedback on any preprints linked to your profile.
  3. The AFW supports more granular and detailed feedback than ever before.  

The old AFW workflow

Prior to the

Release Date: 
September 8 2021

Elsevier and Scopus partner with US national laboratories on an inclusive name change process for researchers

on Thu, 08/26/2021 - 19:16

As part of our ongoing commitment to inclusion and diversity, Elsevier and Scopus have recently announced a new partnership with all 17 US national laboratories and 11 other scientific publishing organizations that will streamline the process of making name change requests.

This partnership comes further to Elsevier's March announcement of a trans-inclusive author name change policy allowing researchers to change their name on published peer-reviewed articles.

What’s new on the Document details page? A Views Count metric, author previews, and enhanced Reaxys integration!

on Wed, 08/11/2021 - 14:54

Delivering you the ‘research signals’ you need to make data-driven decisions and track performance  is an important focus for the Scopus development team. Accordingly, we’ve delivered a series of enhancements to the Document details page, designed to help you achieve those goals.

So, what’s new on the Document details page?

  1. We have redesigned the metrics section and added a new metric - Views Count - so you can understand usage at a glance.
  2. We’ve added a ‘flyout’ (essentially, a boxed overlay
Release Date: 
August 11 2021

New “Accepted Titles” list: get early insights into new Scopus content

on Tue, 07/27/2021 - 18:30

Our independent Scopus Content Selection & Advisory Board approves new titles on an ongoing basis.  We take this rolling approach to journal selection so that the content collection in Scopus is continuously being expanded to respond to researcher needs.

However, to date, we haven’t publicized the newly accepted titles until they appear in the Scopus Source list.

Release Date: 
July 27 2021

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