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Scopus makes strides in data linking

on Thu, 09/28/2017 - 20:31

The ability to access and review the data behind research is a well sought after, but often elusive, resource. In recognition of this, Scopus has been working to incorporate new tools that can make it easier to search and share data. As part of a new initiative introduced earlier this year, Scopus has established two key partnerships: Scholix and DataSearch. Each provide different but complementary ways to connect researchers to each other’s data.

Scholix

Introduced in April of 2017, Scopus was an early adopter of Scholix, an interoperability initiative to create a framework for scholarly link exchange. Scopus collaborates with Scholix’s community hub, the Data-Literature Interlinking Service (DLI). The DLI service populates and provides access to a graph of dataset-literature links collected from a variety of major data centers, publishers, and research organizations.

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

What's new on Scopus: DataSearch linking, Affiliation page changes and updates to Alerts

on Thu, 09/28/2017 - 20:04

What’s new in Scopus? Below is an overview of the 3 most recent changes to note and explore.

  • DataSearch link integration
  • New look & feel for the Affiliation details page
  • Scopus Alerting system updating on October 2nd

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DataSearch

DataSearch (https://datasearch.elsevier.com/) is an Elsevier search engine dedicated to research data. It is the first search engine that can search not only in the description or metadata of the articles, but also in the data itself. It is also possible to see a preview of the data directly from the search results, as well as downloading the full dataset. More information about DataSearch can be found here.

The new collaboration with DataSearch means that when you run a search in Scopus, the same search will concurrently run in DataSearch. If any data results are found, you will find a link (listing the number of results found) on the Scopus search results page. Clicking on this link will open a new window in DataSearch.

Release Date: 
September 28 2017

PlumX Metrics now on Scopus: Discover how others interact with your research

on Wed, 07/26/2017 - 23:12

PlumX Metrics – with five categories of metrics – is now the primary source of article-level metrics on Scopus alongside the Scopus citation count (along with percentile benchmarking) and Field-weighted citation impact.

How to get to the Article Metrics module on Scopus:

You can find the Article Metrics module on a Scopus Document details page, where a sidebar highlights the corresponding article-level metrics. Clicking on “View all metrics” opens a more detailed Metrics page, displaying all available metrics and the underlying content for further analysis and understanding.

What PlumX Metrics on Scopus offers:

PlumX Metrics is Plum Analytics’ comprehensive, item-level metrics that provide insights into the ways people interact with individual pieces of research output (articles, conference proceedings, book chapters, and many more) in the online environment.

What’s new on Scopus: PlumX Metrics, changes to Citation Overview pages and a new CiteScore widget

on Tue, 07/25/2017 - 20:46

This week, the following changes have been made to Scopus:

  • PlumX Metrics are now integrated into the article-level metrics on Scopus
  • A new look and feel has been applied to the Citation Overview pages
  • A new CiteScore widget is now available

PlumX Metrics now integrated into the article-level metrics on Scopus

PlumX Metrics – with five categories of metrics – is now the primary source of article-level metrics on Scopus alongside the Scopus citation count (along with percentile benchmarking) and Field-weighted citation impact. Available from a Scopus Document Details page, you will now find a snapshot of a documents article-level metrics, including the Plum Print and associated PlumX Metrics: Usage, Captures, Mentions, Social media and Citations. To take a deeper dive into these metrics and engage with more comprehensive data, click on “View all Metrics.”

Learn more about how to use PlumX Metrics and the Plum Print in this Tip and Trick

Figure 1: What to look for on a Document details page

Release Date: 
July 26 2017

Scopus Tip & Trick: How to export your bibliography from Scopus for use in NIH platforms and tools

on Fri, 06/30/2017 - 20:09

Scopus uses a powerful algorithm to match researchers' papers to correct author profile(s). The algorithm analyzes deep data such as publishing history, author affiliation and co-citation behavior, to create robust public facing profiles on Scopus, displayed as the Author details page. From this page you can review your profile and request corrections, integrate with ORCID and analyze your output using various charts and graphs. And, now you can easily export your bibliography from Scopus for inclusion in NIH (National Institutes of Health) platforms and tools, e.g., the SciENcv. The ability to export comprehensive author data in a format that works with NIH applications, makes it easier for you to showcase your research accomplishments and manage aspects of the NIH grant workflow, such as creating a biosketch.

To learn how this works, follow this tip & trick.

What’s new on Scopus: Errata linking, improvements to dataset linking and more

on Wed, 06/28/2017 - 20:28

This week brought several changes and updates to Scopus. Read through this summary to find some of the key changes including a new errata linking feature, improvements to dataset linking, the addition of SNIP and SJR 2016 values, a new Russian interface and more. 

New errata linking feature

A new errata linking feature has been added to the Scopus Document details page, allowing you to quickly identify when a document has had changes or updates made after publication. The Erratum document type includes all types of corrections, such as erratum corrigendum, retraction, etc.

What you will see:

  • If an original document has an erratum associated with it, a blue “update notice” section will appear
  • If looking at an Erratum on Scopus, a blue “original document section” banner will be displayed on the Document details page
  • If there are multiple errata links, you will find a link to each erratum in the “update notice” box

Note: Currently this feature applies to documents indexed from September

Release Date: 
June 29 2017
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PlumX Metrics soon to be integrated on Scopus: How will it help you tell the story of your research?

on Tue, 06/27/2017 - 19:01

Since it was first announced in February 2017 that Plum Analytics was joining Elsevier, the Plum Analytics and Scopus teams have been working together to integrate PlumX Metrics as the primary source of article-level metrics on Scopus (along with other Elsevier platforms and products), replacing metrics previously provided by Altmetrics.com. With the integration now just around the corner, here is an overview of what PlumX Metrics are to prepare you for the type of insights you will soon be able to find on Scopus.

PlumX Metrics is Plum Analytics’ comprehensive, item-level metrics that provide insights into the ways people interact with individual pieces of research output (articles, conference proceedings, book chapters, and many more) in the online environment. To support like-with-like analysis and help make sense of the huge amounts of data involved (check out the metrics sources here), they are divided into five categories:

Scopus Tip & Trick: Search smarter, find faster

on Tue, 06/20/2017 - 22:41

With over 69 million items indexed on Scopus, how can you find and organize relevant research and keep updated on new material, so you have more time for other activities? In this tip & trick, learn about some key Scopus features that can help.

Getting to the right results

Whether you jump right in and start with a broad search on Scopus, or you prefer a more targeted and specific search approach, some key search tips can help save you time and lead you to more relevant results. Here are a few to start you off:

Use double quotations to search phrases. For example, if in the search box you typed: solar energy without quotations, Scopus returns over 168,400 document results. However, if you include the double quotations: “solar energy,” Scopus will look for items where “solar energy” is used as a phrase, reducing your results to just over 80,700 documents.

Analyze and filter your

Scopus Case Study: Finding the best scientific minds to partner with

on Mon, 06/19/2017 - 20:35

Having access to a robust network of experts provides companies with a leg up in pursuing the most innovative approaches to drug discovery. When exploring uncharted territories such as new therapeutic areas or new molecules, the most competitive companies tap into the best minds in science that will guide them to the right experts to collaborate with and which avenues to pursue. This is where comprehensive access to literature and research trends matters.

“For midsize companies to compete with larger companies that have greater resources, it’s all about agility and creating the most innovative approaches.”

– Calliope Saito, Pharmaceutical R&D Executive

In a recent case study, an R&D executive at a midmarket pharma company describes how her team’s efforts to move compounds successfully through the pre-clinical phase often requires identifying and leveraging external expertise.

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