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Scheduled maintenance for Scopus and other Elsevier platforms on Saturday, August 1.

on Mon, 07/27/2015 - 13:05

On Saturday, August 1, Scopus and other Elsevier platforms such as ScienceDirect, Engineering Village, Mendeley and SciVal will be unavailable due to a scheduled maintenance for approximately 4.5 hours starting at 06:00 PM EDT. Users will see a downtime message during this time period.

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Release Date: 
July 27 2015

Breaking the 1996 barrier: Scopus adds nearly 4 million pre-1996 articles and more than 83 million references

on Mon, 07/20/2015 - 13:53

Scopus data has been growing exponentially over the last year — and perhaps not in the way you might expect. In the last 7 months, Scopus has added over 83 million pre-1996 cited references to nearly 4 million articles.

Currently, the average number of references per pre-1996 article is 22.9.

This has been achieved in two ways; by adding pre-1996 cited references to existing articles, and by adding article back files, including their cited references, from the archives of 36 major publishers, going back to 1970. Keep in mind that this is only the beginning. By the end of 2016 we anticipate that these numbers will grow to approximately 12 million* complete records for pre-1996 articles, contributing more than 150 million cited references. This is on top of the 1 billion plus references already included in Scopus today.

* Note: We expect to reach 10 million records by the end of this year.

What does this mean for

Scopus to launch Open Access indicator for journals on July 29

on Fri, 07/17/2015 - 08:48

On July 29, Scopus will launch an Open Access indicator for journals indexed in Scopus. This indicator will allow users to easily identify Open Access journals within Scopus via the ‘Browse Sources’ link. This link provides an alphabetical list of all journals, book series, trade publications, and conference proceedings available in Scopus.

About Open Access in Scopus

Out of the +21,000 active journals indexed in Scopus, 3,785 are currently (June 2015) registered as Open Access (OA) journals. OA refers to journals in which all peer reviewed scholarly articles are available
online without any restrictions.In Scopus, journals are registered as being OA journals only if they are registered as Gold OA or Subsidized OA at one or both of the following sources: Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and the Directory of Open Access Scholarly Resources (ROAD).

Please note that in Scopus, Open Access is only

Release Date: 
July 29 2015

Use Scopus to determine which sources an author cites most

on Thu, 07/16/2015 - 17:49

Recently a librarian posted to @Scopus on Twitter about gathering statistics on an author’s citation trends. Here’s a way you can use tools on the Scopus author profile page to determine which sources an author cites most frequently.

  1. Perform an <Author Search> and search for the author of interest
  2. Find the correct author from the results list and click on the author’s name
  3. From the author’s detail page, find the ‘Author History’ box on the right and click on the number next to <References>
  4. This opens the search results window and lists the references the author has cited across his or her publications
  5. Click on <Analyze search results> and open the <Source> tab
  6. Here you’ll not only see a list of the top sources the author references (and number of documents from each source), but you can also use the graph to view even more details, or create a chart in which you can compare journal metric values.
  7. You can also export, print and email the information from the charts

To see this done, watch

4 ways to view and use the 2014 Scopus journal metrics

on Wed, 07/15/2015 - 17:30

Whether you are an author investigating where to submit your paper, an editor evaluating your journal’s performance or a librarian reviewing the impact of your investments, it is important to know how journals compare to each other. With the 2014 journal metric values for the Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) and Impact per Publication (IPP) live in Scopus, now is a good time for evaluation and comparison.

All journals included in Scopus receive journal metric values — and the extensive, global coverage of Scopus means you can evaluate any journal’s role in the scholarly publication landscape, regardless of whether or not they are included in Impact Factor assessments.  Additionally, over 22,000 serials across science, social sciences and the arts and humanities also receive citation performance metrics in Scopus.

Here are 4 ways you can view and use the 2014 journal metric values:

  1. From the Scopus home page, go to ‘Browse sources’ and search for an

Scopus to cease support of Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) on October 1

on Tue, 07/07/2015 - 07:54

Per 1 October 2015, Scopus will no longer support Internet Explorer 8. This is a few months ahead of Microsoft’s official discontinuation date of January 2016. For more information please visit Microsoft’s support page.

By removing IE 8 from our support list we will be able to provide the following future enhancements for you:

  • Remove current IE 8 security issues
  • Enhance existing security measures
  • Add support for new browser technologies
  • Add responsive design
  • Improve accessibility

In order for our users to continue benefitting from Scopus’ new features and functionalities, we would like to recommend upgrading your browser to IE 9 or higher, use Google Chrome or Firefox browsers.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.

 

Release Date: 
July 7 2015

Journal Metrics live on Scopus

on Thu, 07/02/2015 - 14:00

Last week, we announced that the 2014 journal metrics values were launched and freely available on www.journalmetrics.com. This week, we’re happy to report that the 2014 Journal Metrics values for the Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP), SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) and Impact per Publication (IPP) are now live on Scopus.com. The values have been updated into Scopus for the Compare journals and Browse Sources pages, as well as on the Public Title List that is available on the Scopus info site. The new data provides 2014 citation performance metrics for 22,639 serials in all subjects in science, social sciences and the arts and humanities.

All journals included in Scopus receive journal metric values and the extensive, global coverage of Scopus allows many journals that do not have an Impact Factor to view and understand their role in the scholarly publication landscape. All Scopus-based journal metric values are available for free at www.journalmetrics.com or via the Public Title

Release Date: 
July 2 2015

QS renews agreement to use Scopus data for its World University Ranking

on Thu, 06/18/2015 - 08:57

We have some great news to share on the Scopus front! QS, a global leader in university rankings, and Elsevier today announced their decision to renew their long-term collaboration. As part of the agreement, QS will continue to use Scopus data for its flagship World University Ranking, QS Top 50 Under 50, QS University Rankings for Asia, BRICs and Latin America.

This is truly an endorsement of the work team Scopus has done over the last 11 years – improving the quality of the Scopus database with a focus on increasing the breadth and depth of globally relevant coverage. Want to learn more about more about how Scopus is is improving? Check out these posts on how we are expanding historical and books coverage and read more about updates to our user interface.

“QS was the first of the global rankings compilers to identify Scopus as an excellent source of data to assess research activity and excellence of universities globally," explains Ben

2014 SNIP, SJR and IPP journal metrics now freely available online

on Wed, 06/17/2015 - 12:13

We’re pleased to announce that the 2014 journal metrics values are now freely available via JournalMetrics.com. The values will be visible in Scopus.com as of our next release which is scheduled for June 24, 2015.

It's impossible for one metric to serve all the necessary purposes – a mix of quantitative and qualitative evaluation is needed. When evaluating the performance of a journal, a variety of measures must be considered, of which citation analysis is only a part. An ideal “basket of metrics” contains measures that reflect the many ways a journal can demonstrate excellence, and, finally, individual assessment of the value of a journal’s contribution will require a mix of quantitative and qualitative evaluation.

All journals included in Scopus receive journal metric values and the extensive, global coverage of Scopus allows many journals that do not have an Impact Factor to view and understand their role in the scholarly

Scopus Content Selection and Advisory Board meets in Russia

on Wed, 05/27/2015 - 11:50

It's that time of year again for our Scopus Content Selection & Advisory Board meeting (CSAB)! The CSAB reviews all titles that are suggested to Scopus and works closely with the product and marketing

team to understand how Scopus is used, what content is relevant for users, and what enhancements should be made to Scopus content. The board is comprised of 14 Subject Chairs -- an international group of scientists, researchers, and librarians -- who each represent a specific major subject field(s). The recommendations of the CSAB directly influences the overall direction of Scopus and the prioritization of new content requests to ensure that Scopus stays international and relevant for the global research community.

So why are we in Russia? Yesterday, 3 of our Subject Chairs, Peter Miller, Dr. David Rew and Karen Holland, gave a presentation and advice to Russian editors at NEICON's 4th International Scientific and

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