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An improved way to check your Scopus Author Profile!

on Wed, 04/04/2018 - 19:14

We are excited to announce the redesigned Scopus Author Feedback Wizard, enabling users to easily review their Scopus Author Profile and submit corrections.

Your Scopus Author Profile (automatically created by Scopus) showcases various indicators including number of citations, publication history and h-index. These metrics may be used for tenure, funding and for other research performance based decisions; therefore, it is important to ensure your profile reflects your information correctly. Despite the sophistication of the algorithmic profiling used by Scopus, algorithms cannot always match all documents to a single profile with 100% accuracy. That is why the Scopus Author Feedback Wizard allows you to review your Scopus profile and submit feedback.

Even if you do not have access to Scopus, you can still review your profile and submit corrections, making sure that the correct papers are associated with your preferred profile name.

You can also submit changes on behalf of another

What’s new on Scopus: Article Level Open Access Indicator now at the article level and other exciting changes

on Thu, 02/01/2018 - 21:16

The Article Level Open Access (OA) indicator is now available in Scopus.

Scopus has partnered with CrossRef to retrieve Open Access information for ~2M records in Scopus. This currently includes “Gold” OA, either in OA journals or hybrid journals

Users can now view open access articles which was previously only indicated at the journal level:

Users can also search for only OA and/or filter their results to only show OA:

Additionally, users can now find the access type when they export documents:

Redesign of remaining document results type pages

Continuing with the new look and feel that has been applied to Scopus throughout the past year, you will now notice an updated look for the following document results pages. Functionality stays mostly the same, now with a more updated and consistent look.

Author citation results page:

Release Date: 
January 31 2018
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World University Rankings powered by Scopus data

on Tue, 01/23/2018 - 20:08

The international higher education system is growing, creating fiercer competition for top talent and funding. Deciding on where to study, teach, or how to refine research strategies have become more complex — and data-driven institution rankings have become a key resource.

Rankings are particularly helpful in revealing institutions’ relative strengths, providing crucial information for would-be students, professionals navigating their academic careers, policymakers planning funding programs, and research and education leaders who make decisions on behalf of institutions in areas like teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international visibility.

But for rankings to be as helpful to the academic community as possible (and this is an area wherein we’re proud to say Scopus is uniquely strong), good data and a comprehensive global view is an absolute must.

Elsevier and Times Higher Education’s successful collaboration continues

Times Higher Education (THE) previously covered 400

Five impactful changes introduced to Scopus in 2017

on Fri, 12/15/2017 - 23:16

Before steaming ahead towards the new year, we decided to pause and reflect on 5 of the top changes made to Scopus in 2017. Have you explored them all?

1. Document Download Manager

What: An updated Document Download Manager (DDM) and new free extension for Google Chrome users.

Purpose: Makes it easier for you to download abstracts and full-text PDFs to your computer.

When: December 6, 2017.

Learn more in this blog post

2. Expansion of Research Metrics

What: Two big metrics were added to Scopus, offering more insightful ways to evaluate research performance, whether looking at serials (journals, book series, trade publications and conference proceedings) or articles.

  • CiteScore metrics: Offers a more robust and accurate indication of a serial’s impact, with 8 different indicators to analyze. Freely available.

Click here for the latest information on CiteScore

  • PlumX Metrics: Plum Analytics’ comprehensive, item-level metrics that provide insights into the ways people interact with

New Document Download Manager feature on Scopus – Seamlessly download full-text PDFs

on Fri, 12/08/2017 - 22:43

We recently launched a new Document Download Manager feature compatible with Google Chrome, the browser of choice for the majority of Scopus users. The Document Download Manager allows you to select one or more abstract and then automatically download the PDF full-text version(s), from publisher web sites.

Accessing the Document Download Manager is simple

If you are a Chrome user and try to use the current Document Download Manager, you will get a pop-up message alerting you to a new and free browser extension that enables download functionality on Scopus.

From the window, you can link directly to the Scopus Document Download Manager in the Chrome store. Once you have successfully downloaded the extension (which should just take a few seconds), you will be able to seamlessly connect to publisher websites and download full-text PDFs in two ways:

  1. From the “Document search results” or “Document list” pages, by selecting one or multiple

What’s new on Scopus: Introducing the new Document Download Manager, ORCID Document Search and other exciting updates

on Fri, 12/08/2017 - 19:51

This week brought several updates and enhancements to Scopus. Continue reading for an overview of the changes to Document Download Manager, Advanced Search, CiteScore, ORCID Document Search and the Author Details Pages.

Document Download Manager – Google Chrome Extension

Scopus is proud to introduce the new Document Download Manager (DDM) free Extension for Google Chrome, enabling users to select one or more abstracts and automatically download their PDF full-text versions from publisher web sites.

This update was made in response to feedback on the legacy DDM, which was only compatible with Internet Explorer. As the browser of choice for more than 60% of Scopus users, Chrome was chosen as the first iteration in renovated DDM, with additional browser support to follow in 2018. You can learn more about here.

Changes to Advanced Search Page

The advanced search page has been simplified by organizing field codes into categories and by

Release Date: 
December 6 2017

Scopus alerting system updating on October 2nd

on Mon, 10/02/2017 - 15:00

Today, on October 2nd, Scopus alerts are migrating to a new system. During this time the “edit” and “create” functions will be deactivated for less than 24 hours. You will still continue to receive alert emails, but will not be able to create new alerts or modify existing alerts for that window of time. A message box will appear on the alerts page to notify users of the brief downtime.

What does this mean for alert recipients after the migration?

  • Your alerts will appear with a refreshed template, offering a cleaner look and feel.
  • The email sender address will change to: scopus@notifications.elsevier.com rather than alert@scopus.com
  • Alerts will display the first 20 documents instead of 25
  • Some of the rarely used alerting frequency options will be removed
  • For approximately one month after the migration (October 2 thru early November), it’s possible you may receive alerts from both systems

As an example, here is what the new Search Alert email will look like:

Release Date: 
October 2 2017

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