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Scopus homepage re-design coming January 18

on Thu, 01/14/2021 - 19:22

We are testing and improving the Scopus homepage over the next few months, starting with a refresh of the search form. This is to make it simpler, easier to use and more accessible based on direct feedback from our users.

We initially tested this new design with an A/B test (which you may have seen) and have been closely monitoring your feedback. The results indicate that the new design is performing better and helps users to more effectively search for valuable insights. Therefore, we will be releasing this improvement to all customers on 18th January.

Part of a broader re-design of the Scopus homepage

This update is part of a broader re-design of the Scopus homepage. Other changes we’re planning over the next few months include:

  • improved search history,
  • the addition of saved searches to the home page,
  • improved alerts to help you stay-up-to date, and
  • better linking to your author profile.

We’ll continue to

Meet the Team: Rachel Guenevere Brennesholtz, Senior Publisher Relations Manager

on Wed, 12/23/2020 - 21:21

This profile is part of a Scopus blog series, featuring the Secondary Content Operations team. This team looks after the relationships with all third parties such as publishers, societies and funding agencies whose content is included in Scopus, Engineering Village and other multi-publisher platforms. 

Name: Rachel Guenevere Brennesholtz

Job title: Senior Publisher Relations Manager, Secondary Content Operations

Can you tell us a bit about yourself? I grew up on a farm in rural New York and moved to Philadelphia after university.  One thing that people always find interesting is that I did my MBA in Mumbai, India.  I am a cyclist and an apple pie lover, which makes living in Amsterdam perfect. The Dutch love their bikes and always finish a long ride with pie.     

When did you join Elsevier? June 2015. I moved from the US to Amsterdam to run Pure marketing and moved into the Secondary Content

Meet the Team: Kalyani Sridhar, Senior Engagement Manager, Secondary Content Operations

on Wed, 12/23/2020 - 19:31

This profile is part of a Scopus blog series, featuring the Secondary Content Operations team. This team looks after the relationships with all third parties such as publishers, societies and funding agencies whose content is included in Scopus, Engineering Village and other multi-publisher platforms. 

Name:  Kalyani Sridhar 

Job title:  Senior Engagement Manager, Secondary Content Operations  

How would you explain your job to a stranger on a bus? First, I would ask what that person is doing for work. If the person worked in research or publishing, I would explain I help support third-party content on Scopus.  I would say that I help researches get a huge audience for their work and expand their readership network.   

Can you tell us a bit about yourself? I am a calm, but fun-loving person. I am interested in gardening and have a small garden.

Meet the Team: Sophie Wolthers, Director Publishing Relations

on Fri, 12/18/2020 - 20:45

Welcome to a new series on the Scopus blog, featuring the Secondary Content Operations team. This team looks after the relationships with all third parties such as publishers, societies and funding agencies whose content is included in Scopus, Engineering Village and other multi-publisher platforms. 

Name: Sophie Wolthers 

Job title: Director Publishing Relations 

Can you tell us a bit about yourself? 

Although Dutch by birth, the first 21 years of my life were spent living in many different parts of the world. I consider this exposure to different cultures as one of the most enriching experiences of my life and one that has fundamentally shaped me to see us all as global citizens of the world.      

When did you join Elsevier? 

January 2001 and being immersed in such an environment of incredibly driven and dedicated individuals has been inspirational. 

What do you love most about your job? 

Building

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on Scopus

on Wed, 12/09/2020 - 19:58

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are part of a plan to end poverty, protect the planet, and improve the lives and prospects of everyone by 2030. The 15-year plan has 17 goals with 169 targets aimed at stimulating action in areas of critical importance to humanity and the environment.

Elsevier data science teams built pre-generated search queries for 16 of the SDGs. These search queries are now available as part of Scopus Advanced search and can help researchers and institutions track and demonstrate progress towards the targets of the SDGs. Full details of the methodology and results for each SDG search query are available on Mendeley.

How were the search queries created?

Elsevier data scientists designed the queries. The initial work was part of a request from Times Higher Education (THE) who asked for help in defining SDG search queries for use in their University Impact Rankings by SDGs. This original query then formed the starting point for several rounds

Scopus filters for Open Access type and 5.5 million more OA articles (17 million in total!)

on Wed, 12/09/2020 - 18:51

Key points:

  • As of 9th December, Scopus has new Open Access filters, providing greater clarity on the type of open access per article.
  • With this new classification system, there are an additional ~5.5 million articles (17 million from 11.5 million) receiving the Open Access label, as we expand our definition of open access to include those available in open repositories (typically referred as ‘Green OA’).
  • Users can now filter their results on the Documents Results page on ‘all open access articles’ or use specific OA tags i.e. gold, hybrid gold, green and bronze.

Where are the Open Access definitions derived from? 

The source of OA documents in Scopus is Unpaywall, a database run by Impactstory (a non-profit organization) which harvests Open Access content from over 50,000 publishers and repositories. 

Which Open Access filters are supported in Scopus?

Scopus users can now see Open Access Gold, Hybrid-Gold, Green or Bronze status per document.
Furthermore, the Scopus advanced search

Get the most out of your Author Profile | Register for our webinar 29 October

on Thu, 10/08/2020 - 07:44

Have you seen our newly redesigned Author Profiles pages?

Join us for a webinar on Thursday 29 October to learn ‘Scopus Author Profiles: How they work and how they can help showcase your research’ (further details below)

Save your seat

 

See a researchers's expertise & impact

It’s now much easier to see a researcher’s impact and field of expertise at a quick glance.

We have kept all the functionalities you loved, such as setting citation alerts, checking a researcher’s citations and h-index and seeing who they’ve collaborated with in the past. Plus, you can readily see which Topics they’ve contributed the most to, to get insight into their field of expertise.

New simplified design is readable, clean and decluttered, by displaying the information in a logical order, ensuring important information is more prominently located. The new design:

  • Is easier for researchers to find and get a quick, clear over of their own

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