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University Rankings: A closer look for research leaders

on Wed, 09/23/2020 - 07:06

There are over 20 global university rankings reports or organizations alone; each has its own methodology, data sources and set of indicators. Just as each university is unique in its mission and purpose, each ranking and league table has its niche and focus. If you’re curious to learn more about University Rankings and how they work, take a look at this new guide, covering questions such as:

You will also find and can refer to quick reference cards and compare methodologies between some key ranking reports.  

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Scopus Roadmap: What's coming up in 2020 & 2021?

on Wed, 09/16/2020 - 09:13

In early 2020, we have made various updates to Scopus.com to improve search, analytics, and discovery of scientific innovation and collaborators.

 

We are continuously adding content

As of August 2020, Scopus has over 24,000 active titles indexed and is thereby the largest curated, peer-reviewed abstract and indexing database available to academic, government, and corporate institutions. In the past year, Scopus added 820 new journals, (+3.5% title growth). We have also added 225,000 books and book items (+11.7% growth).

Between August 2019 and August 2020, Scopus added 3.29 million new records (+4.15%). The current total number of records per August 2020 is 79.8 million.

Scopus Roadmap for the remainder of 2020 & early 2021

Enhanced Author Profiles pages

We are providing a simpler, cleaner design will enable you quickly scan an author’s profile to get an overview of their areas of expertise (via their top Topics), their

Staying up to date on the new content with the Scopus APIs.

on Thu, 08/13/2020 - 11:46

Scopus will be discontinuing the support of the RSS feeds as of September 9. You can use the APIs to build your own feeds of Scopus publications. The Scopus API is included with the subscription for academic customers.

Scopus APIs offer the same features as the scopus.com interface, but with results in a machine-readable format that enables software, rather than humans on the web, to find articles, authors and institutions in Scopus. It allows you to extend the capabilities of Scopus and integrate the data in other systems.

You can also use the Scopus APIs to stay up to date with recent publications, ensuring that you and your users have access to the newest articles pertaining to subjects of interest.

 

Why are we ending support for RSS feeds?

RSS usage has been steadily declining in Scopus and globally in recent years.

CiteScore 2019 now LIVE!

on Tue, 06/09/2020 - 14:49

CiteScore 2019 values are now available in Scopus!

Check them out for yourself

Did you know that there are over 13,000 titles which have a CiteScore 2019 but no Impact Factor? Of these 13,000 titles, more than 330 of the titles are very highly ranked (in the top 10%) of their specific subject area.

Enhanced CiteScore methodology

CiteScore 2019 has a new and enhanced methodology based on customer feedback, and industry expertise, ensuring that CiteScore remains comprehensives, current, clear and free.

The new methodology will also be used to retrospectively calculated CiteScore values for all previous years (2011 – 2018) to allow for clear and fair trend analysis over years. The changes which you will see are:

Adjusting the methodology to include typically peer-reviewed publications.

Allowing for fairer comparison between journals, by including only peer-reviewed publication types (articles,

Uncovering trends in outbreaks research and how it translates to patient care

on Thu, 04/16/2020 - 07:41

Over 20,000 people from 180 countries to date have watched our Infectious Diseases Outbreaks webinar, which was recorded on Monday 30 March. There were many, many relevant questions which followed from the audience, some of which are answered in this post.

During the webinar, Dr. Bamini Jayabalasingham explained how the research was conducted to uncover trends in outbreaks research, including the various governmental bodies involved and the ways to identify health security research. “I read something on this on Twitter that nicely sums up the findings, said Dr. Jayabalasingham. “It said ‘You can’t catch up to something exponential. It’s like swimming after a speedboat. But scientists can.’”

Dr. Margaret Trexler Hessen provided insight into how the research fits into the clinical context. “Trying to read and absorb the emerging literature is like drinking from the firehose.

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!

REGISTER FOR WEBINAR

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

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