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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.

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

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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

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

Five impactful changes introduced to Scopus in 2017

on Fri, 12/15/2017 - 23:16

Before steaming ahead towards the new year, we decided to pause and reflect on 5 of the top changes made to Scopus in 2017. Have you explored them all?

1. Document Download Manager

What: An updated Document Download Manager (DDM) and new free extension for Google Chrome users.

Purpose: Makes it easier for you to download abstracts and full-text PDFs to your computer.

When: December 6, 2017.

Learn more in this blog post

2. Expansion of Research Metrics

What: Two big metrics were added to Scopus, offering more insightful ways to evaluate research performance, whether looking at serials (journals, book series, trade publications and conference proceedings) or articles.

  • CiteScore metrics: Offers a more robust and accurate indication of a serial’s impact, with 8 different indicators to analyze. Freely available.

Click here for the latest information on CiteScore

  • PlumX Metrics: Plum Analytics’ comprehensive, item-level metrics that provide insights into the ways people interact with

New Document Download Manager feature on Scopus – Seamlessly download full-text PDFs

on Fri, 12/08/2017 - 22:43

We recently launched a new Document Download Manager feature compatible with Google Chrome, the browser of choice for the majority of Scopus users. The Document Download Manager allows you to select one or more abstract and then automatically download the PDF full-text version(s), from publisher web sites.

Accessing the Document Download Manager is simple

If you are a Chrome user and try to use the current Document Download Manager, you will get a pop-up message alerting you to a new and free browser extension that enables download functionality on Scopus.

From the window, you can link directly to the Scopus Document Download Manager in the Chrome store. Once you have successfully downloaded the extension (which should just take a few seconds), you will be able to seamlessly connect to publisher websites and download full-text PDFs in two ways:

  1. From the “Document search results” or “Document list” pages, by selecting one or multiple

What’s new on Scopus: Introducing the new Document Download Manager, ORCID Document Search and other exciting updates

on Fri, 12/08/2017 - 19:51

This week brought several updates and enhancements to Scopus. Continue reading for an overview of the changes to Document Download Manager, Advanced Search, CiteScore, ORCID Document Search and the Author Details Pages.

Document Download Manager – Google Chrome Extension

Scopus is proud to introduce the new Document Download Manager (DDM) free Extension for Google Chrome, enabling users to select one or more abstracts and automatically download their PDF full-text versions from publisher web sites.

This update was made in response to feedback on the legacy DDM, which was only compatible with Internet Explorer. As the browser of choice for more than 60% of Scopus users, Chrome was chosen as the first iteration in renovated DDM, with additional browser support to follow in 2018. You can learn more about here.

Changes to Advanced Search Page

The advanced search page has been simplified by organizing field codes into categories and by

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December 6 2017

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