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Webinar: Integrating Scopus APIs into your everyday workflow

on Wed, 04/08/2020 - 12:53

Register for our free webinar, on Tuesday 21 April, where Martin Edling Andersson, Scopus Principal Product Manager, will show how you can integrate the various Scopus APIs into your everyday workflow.

Starting with the basics, to get your started, we will provide an overview of how the Scopus data model works, how the APIs differ from what you can do on Scopus.com, explain some basic use cases and show you where you can get started today!

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Scopus.com vs Scopus APIs

Scopus captures articles being published in virtually all scholarly journals of any significance in the world; and its profiling of authors and institutions makes it easy to find new articles by those authors at those institutions. The Scopus web user interface offers many features allowing librarians, researchers, developers and & business intelligence groups to manually find publications originating from their institution.

Aside from that user interface, Scopus also has Application Programming

Getting access to Scopus & COVID-19 research

on Thu, 03/19/2020 - 06:40

We are committed to supporting researchers and information professionals during the current COVID-19 outbreak. There are several resources which we have made available to support remote research, and particularly pertaining to COVID-19 research.

Remote access to Scopus

Did you know that you can access Scopus remotely? Click the "check Scopus access" button to find out whether you have access through your university sign in credentials, or via your institution. If neither of those options work, please contact your librarian.

Webinar: Infectious Disease Outbreak Research: Insights and Trends

Over the past two decades, the world has faced several infectious disease outbreaks.

Peer-reviewed publication about Scopus: “Scopus as a curated, high-quality bibliometric data source for academic research in quantitative science studies”

on Tue, 03/10/2020 - 17:07

We are pleased to announce that a peer-reviewed research article about Scopus has been published in the inaugural issue of the journal “Quantitative Science Studies”, published by MIT Press. This first issue contains a supplementary special issue on bibliographic data sources used by academic researchers in the fields of bibliometrics and scientometrics. With Scopus being among the largest curated abstract and citation databases in the world, it was only natural to have a contribution about Scopus in it as well.

The article was written by Elsevier colleagues Jeroen Baas, Michiel Schotten, Andrew Plume, Grégoire Côté and Reza Karimi, all of whom have an academic background and work with Scopus data on a daily basis, in their various roles supporting the analytical use cases of Scopus data (such as for university rankings, large-scale analyses and national assessments) and improving its data quality, content, and author and institution profiles.

Looking to build a high-performance team for a project?

on Thu, 02/20/2020 - 11:07

Develop a wish list of potential candidates by identifying and analyzing experts in a research field and then draw insights into who might complement your project and particular funding applications.

Use Scopus to identify, analyze and track potential dream teams the steps outlined below:

Enter search string for the search area of interest. Use the AND bullion to limit the search further.

The search produces 53,708 document results which you can limit further by using the filters on the righthand side. You can select your own Affiliation to limit it to researchers who have been or currently are affiliated at your institution. 

Now we’ve whittled it down to just 570 documents, and we can look at who the top authors are, who are contributing with their research. We select P. Parker to look at his research output and author profile to see if he is a good candidate for the team.

Release Date: 
February 20 2020

Cited Reference Searching in Scopus

on Mon, 02/17/2020 - 09:52

You can use Scopus to conduct a Cited Reference Search, which gives you the ability to search the list of references in articles, books, etc. If the reference which you are starting with is very relevant to your research, other related publications have probably cited references which are also relevant to your research. Cited reference searching is a useful extension to your standard keyword search.

Step 1. Navigate to the Document search page and enter the keywords "clean energy" OR "green energy" leaving the dropdown menu for Article title, Abstract, Keywords.

We also know that A. M. Omer is particularly active in this area of research, and we are interested in finding publications similar to his. As such we add his name to the second search field, selecting Author from the drop-down menu.

Step 2. Our search yields 20 documents which are listed in order of the number of docuemnst citing them. Looking at the first document Green

Scopus is experiencing some issues related to content currency

on Thu, 09/26/2019 - 15:25

Content loading issue resolved! We have resolved our content loading issue and all content is now current and complete. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Scopus uses a number of suppliers to help us ensure we have the most current content available to power our user’s searches, alerts as well as author and affiliation profiles.

One of our suppliers has faced some delays in loading content to Scopus, meaning that some sources might not have the most recent issues or articles available yet.

The Scopus team are actively looking for a solution with our supplier.  We understand that currency and completeness of our content is critical. We will share updates on this blog and Twitter (@Scopus).

Scopus Institution Profile Wizard

on Mon, 08/19/2019 - 15:48

The Institution Profile Wizard allows institutions (with Scopus access) to modify their institution profiles and correct their organizational hierarchies to ensure the correct set of institution profiles are grouped together and displayed on Scopus.

As Scopus institutional publication data is included in various ranking methodologies (e.g. Times Higher Education World University Rankings, QS World University Rankings), this tool allows for greater accuracy when reporting institutional data.  Scopus publication and citation data also powers SciVal.

To get started, please fill out and submit this form. This will allow us to connect you with your local Scopus account team.

Please note that in order to access the Institution Profile Wizard, Scopus users (no more than three per institution) will have to  provide a signed authorization letter from the institution (the letter will be provided upon submitting the above form).

An authorized Institution Profile Wizard user should have:

Scopus migrating to an improved sign-in system

on Thu, 08/15/2019 - 14:36

Scopus will integrate with Elsevier's new Identity Management System, which will improve users’ sign-in, registration and remote access experience, as well as allow for Single-Sign-On across Elsevier products and services.

This new user experience is designed to be intuitive, but there will be some minor changes in the sign-in or registration process when outside of your institutional IP range.

Please click here to see what may change for you and your users in the sign on screen.

Fact or Fiction? Hyphens in an article title negatively impact citation counts

on Wed, 06/12/2019 - 17:59

A recent article in the journal IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering by Zhi Quan Zhou, T.H. Tse, and Matt Witheridge, doi: 10.1109/TSE.2019.2915065, has drawn attention due to its claim that the number of hyphens in article titles negatively impacts the citation counts of such articles in abstract and citation databases such as Scopus and Web of Science.

Hyphens do not play a role in Scopus reference linking. Scopus matching algorithms (e.g. those that match references to articles) cope with many kinds of variations of punctuation, because punctuation in an article title is where the most discrepancies occur when the article is cited. Missed reference matches are continually analyzed by the Scopus team and the occurrence of hyphens in article titles is not a reason for the missing citation links. Therefore we reject the claim made in the article.

In addition, we observe:

  1. The dataset used in the article is very small: it contains 140,000 articles which is 0.19% of Scopus.
  2. The

CiteScore 2018 metrics now available

on Tue, 05/14/2019 - 20:37

The CiteScore™ 2018 metrics are freely available for more than 23,830 titles.

Powered by Scopus, CiteScore metrics evaluate serial citation impact over a three-year period. Now the CiteScore 2018 metrics are available, revealing the latest annual assessments of thousands of scholarly publications.

What sets CiteScore metrics apart from the competition? They are comprehensive, transparent and free.

Comprehensive coverage: Available for 23,830+ titles on Scopus—including peer-reviewed journals, trade journals, book series and conference proceedings—in 330 disciplines, CiteScore covers 12,000+ more titles than the Impact Factor.

Transparency: CiteScore offers complete transparency of the underlying data, allowing anyone to validate a CiteScore value by clicking into the numerator (citations) and denominator (documents). Additionally, CiteScore metrics are calculated in a very straightforward way, so

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