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January 2021

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

Preprints are now in Scopus!

on Thu, 01/28/2021 - 21:39

We are excited to announce that Scopus is now incorporating preprints as a content type in Author Profiles to help Scopus users discover the latest contributions of a researcher. Preprints are non-peer-reviewed publications and are directly derived from arXiv, bioRxiv, ChemRxiv and medRxiv servers (with SSRN coming later this year) and follow their respective curation policies. Preprints do not affect existing publication and citation metrics in Scopus.

Scopus covers preprints from 2017 onwards.

What are preprints?

A preprint is a version of a scholarly paper that precedes publication in a peer-reviewed journal and act as an early indication of research.

Preprints reside on preprint servers, which cover a set of domains and allow for dissemination, laying claim to an idea, and help collect feedback prior to submission. In some fields, preprints are the main communication vehicle.