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Scopus AI Release: May 2024

on Tue, 05/07/2024 - 19:29

The academic community was closely involved in designing and rigorously testing Scopus AI, and members continue to shape its future; for example, via user testing and in-product feedback. Since Scopus AI’s launch in 2024, we’ve tapped into community feedback to introduce the following features:

  • Concept map relationships
  • New SML reranker
  • Reflection layer
  • Export to SciVal

Concept map relationships: The Concept map has been updated so that when a user clicks on a node, it will explain how the node

An in-depth exploration of Scopus AI - webinar recording available for viewing

on Tue, 01/16/2024 - 17:42

After extensive testing and feedback from the research community, Scopus AI, Elsevier’s new AI-powered research companion, is available for institutions to purchase. Scopus AI allows you to navigate through the vast expanse of human knowledge faster with a trusted guide designed to enhance your understanding, enrich your insights, and transform your overall research experience.

The recording of our webinar from January 29, 2024 is available for viewing. 

Click here to access the recording   

Scopus will remove the Source Homepage links from all Source details pages

on Mon, 12/18/2023 - 19:47

Maintaining the integrity of Scopus and its high-quality, curated content is of paramount importance to us. As such, we have decided to remove Source Homepage links from all Source details pages in Scopus.

When we provide the link to the Source Homepage, we bear the responsibility and accountability for its accuracy.

Meet the CSAB: Professor & Chairman Jörg-Rüdiger Sack

on Wed, 12/13/2023 - 21:30

Welcome to a new series on the Scopus blog, featuring the Scopus Content Selection and Advisory Board (CSAB). The CSAB is an international and editorially independent group of scientists, researchers and librarians who represent the major scientific disciplines. Using strict title selection criteria, these experts determine whether journals are eligible for indexing in Scopus, and they continually re-evaluate these titles to make sure quality is maintained. 

Throughout this series, we will

Preprints are now searchable on Scopus!

on Thu, 10/05/2023 - 18:01

As part of our effort to help researchers stay up to date with early ideas and the latest research findings, we are excited to announce that preprints are now searchable on Scopus upon performing a document search.

What are preprints?

Preprints are preliminary, unpublished, non-peer-reviewed versions of scholarly papers that precede publication and act as an early indication of research.

New Scopus Author Profile metrics give a more comprehensive picture of research performance

on Thu, 09/28/2023 - 18:15

Author profile metrics on Scopus is an innovative new feature to enable researchers to track and showcase a broader array of metrics about their research performance. These metrics go beyond traditional document and citation counts to provide additional context though percentiles and field-weighting; a richer understanding about the author’s role on a paper; and new dimensions such as an author’s international collaboration, and more.

Twitter metrics in PlumX to be discontinued on Scopus

on Tue, 08/29/2023 - 14:25

PlumX Metrics are a primary source of article metrics on Scopus, providing insights into the ways people interact with research output in the online environment. By categorizing the metrics into five categories – Usage, Captures, Mentions, Social Media, and Citations – PlumX helps make sense of a large amount of metrics data and enables analysis by comparing metrics that are compatible.

Due to changes in market conditions, on 31 August 2023, Twitter metrics will no longer be included in PlumX

2023 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) now available on Scopus

on Tue, 08/22/2023 - 20:12

Scopus has released the 2023 United Nation Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on the Scopus Document details page.

SDGs are specific research areas that challenge the global community to build a world where no one is left behind. Elsevier data science teams have built extensive keyword queries, supplemented with machine learning, to map documents to SDGs with very high precision.

The most notable update to the 2023 SDG classification is the inclusion of SDG17, "Partnerships for the goals."

THE Impact Rankings 2023: Celebrating Universities' Commitment to Sustainability and UN SDGs

on Thu, 08/17/2023 - 19:16

On June 1, 2023, the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings were released, recognizing universities' significant contributions to the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This comprehensive evaluation measures institutions' dedication to sustainability across four key areas: research, stewardship, outreach, and teaching.

The Scopus Content Coverage Guide: A complete overview of the content coverage in Scopus and corresponding policies

on Wed, 05/03/2023 - 19:41

Scopus delivers the broadest coverage of any interdisciplinary abstract and citation database. Covering 240 disciplines, researchers, instructors, librarians and students who rely on Scopus are confident that the odds of missing key publications are greatly reduced.

Researchers trust the information and data they discover with Scopus because the content on Scopus comes from over 7,000 publishers that must be reviewed and selected by