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How Scopus Powers Research Solutions for Experts Worldwide

on Thu, 06/14/2018 - 22:45

It’s possible to keep up-to-date and avoid information overload; here’s how

It seems to get harder and harder to be a researcher, not least because of the ever-growing volume of studies being published. You’re under pressure to keep up with all the latest findings (not only in your own discipline but often in others that might impact your work). And it’s not enough to know about specific results and scour huge volumes of data; you need an overview of the trends, emerging data sources and potential collaborators.

All of this while also managing your career.

It’s exhausting; just imagine if you had to do it manually.

Luckily that’s not the case: there are tools, platforms and databases you can use to stay on top of the information and not get overloaded. Like Scopus, the world’s largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed scientific literature.

What’s new on Scopus: Topics of Prominence have arrived and more

on Wed, 09/26/2018 - 20:59

Topics Prominence have arrived on Scopus

What are they?

  • 100k Topics computed by SciVal based on citation network analysis
  • Each Topic is associated with a Prominence score (based on citation counts, Scopus views and average CiteScore) representing its momentum


Where will they be located on Scopus?

  • On Record Pages: each article covered by SciVal is associated with one Topic


How do they help Scopus users?

  • Improve the search and literature discovery journey
  • Help Authors showcase their contribution to a specific research topic

New search facets for Funding sponsor

What?

  • Scopus users can already see Funding data on Document Record pages
  • With this release, the Documents results page will be displaying a new facet named Funding sponsor to ease further filtering of the results

Why?

  • It enables
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September 26 2018
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What’s new on Scopus: More filter options now available for patent results and more

on Wed, 08/29/2018 - 18:43

Patent office refine search results option

From the document results page on Scopus (once you have conducted a search), you will have the option to click on “View XXXX patent results”. This will open a new screen that will show the patent results based on the search string.

The patent search results will have a side bar on the left side on the screen to refine the search results.

From the refine results facets on the left, there is now an option to refine the search results on Patent Offices.

 

Author ID in CSV & TXT export

A column for Author IDs will be added in the document export options for CSV and TXT. This column will contain the author profile IDs of the authors for the exported references.

The current Author column provides only full names. The addition of Author IDs will make it easier to confidently determine the author(s) of an article.

Release Date: 
August 29 2018

Scopus Institution Profile Wizard

on Fri, 06/08/2018 - 19:48

We are excited to announce a new tool, the Institution Profile Wizard, now available on Scopus.

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

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

Before getting started, institutions that subscribe to Scopus and wish to have access to the Institution Profile Wizard should contact the Scopus Institution Correction team (affiliationfeedback@scopus.com). Please include your name and your institution’s name in the body of the email.

Please note that in order to access the Institution Profile Wizard, users (no

CiteScore 2017 metrics now available

on Wed, 05/30/2018 - 19:19

First released in December 2016 – and steadily optimized based on user feedback since then – CiteScore™ metrics have established a brand new standard for measuring journal citation impact. Powered by Scopus, CiteScore’s set of metrics evaluate serial citation impact over a three-year period. Now the CiteScore 2017 metrics are available, revealing the latest annual assessments of thousands of scholarly publications.

A user-friendly method for measuring a journal’s impact

CiteScore surpasses the competition with a host of valuable features, including:

Comprehensive coverage: Available for 23,350+ 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 leading competitor.

Transparency: CiteScore offers complete transparency of the underlying data, allowing anyone to validate a CiteScore value by clicking into

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See How CiteScore Metrics Are Progressing with CiteScore Tracker

on Tue, 05/08/2018 - 15:24

With the best coverage of abstracts and citations across disciplines and the globe, Scopus is well-positioned to enable users to analyze the research landscape—and CiteScore is one of the latest research metrics available for this purpose.

CiteScore metrics, which measure the impact of thousands of journals by calculating the average number of citations per article over a three-year period, can help researchers determine which journals they most want to publish in. The CiteScore 2017 values are going to be released soon and will provide an informative overview of the over 22,600 scholarly journals that are indexed in the Scopus database (the CiteScore 2016 values can be found here).

While this annual scoring is very insightful, what if you want to get a more immediate look at a journal’s performance? That’s where CiteScore Tracker comes in.

Webinar: The Power of Scopus Data

on Mon, 04/23/2018 - 17:07

Register here

Scopus is considered the Gold Standard for research assessment and evaluation purposes by 4,500+ universities and 150+ leading research organizations worldwide.

Join as us we discuss the richness of Scopus data and the value it provides for data-driven insight.

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

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