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Scopus is experiencing some issues related to content currency

on Thu, 09/26/2019 - 15:25

Content loading issue resolved! We have resolved our content loading issue and all content is now current and complete. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Scopus uses a number of suppliers to help us ensure we have the most current content available to power our user’s searches, alerts as well as author and affiliation profiles.

One of our suppliers has faced some delays in loading content to Scopus, meaning that some sources might not have the most recent issues or articles available yet.

The Scopus team are actively looking for a solution with our supplier.  We understand that currency and completeness of our content is critical. We will share updates on this blog and Twitter (@Scopus).

Scopus Institution Profile Wizard

on Mon, 08/19/2019 - 15:48

The Institution Profile Wizard allows institutions (with Scopus access) to modify their institution profiles and correct their organizational hierarchies to ensure the correct set of institution profiles are grouped together and displayed on Scopus.

As Scopus institutional publication data is included in various ranking methodologies (e.g. Times Higher Education World University Rankings, QS World University Rankings), this tool allows for greater accuracy when reporting institutional data.  Scopus publication and citation data also powers SciVal.

To get started, please fill out and submit this form. This will allow us to connect you with your local Scopus account team.

Please note that in order to access the Institution Profile Wizard, Scopus users (no more than three per institution) will have to  provide a signed authorization letter from the institution (the letter will be provided upon submitting the above form).

An authorized Institution Profile Wizard user should have:

Scopus migrating to an improved sign-in system

on Thu, 08/15/2019 - 14:36

Scopus will integrate with Elsevier's new Identity Management System, which will improve users’ sign-in, registration and remote access experience, as well as allow for Single-Sign-On across Elsevier products and services.

This new user experience is designed to be intuitive, but there will be some minor changes in the sign-in or registration process when outside of your institutional IP range.

Please click here to see what may change for you and your users in the sign on screen.

Fact or Fiction? Hyphens in an article title negatively impact citation counts

on Wed, 06/12/2019 - 17:59

A recent article in the journal IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering by Zhi Quan Zhou, T.H. Tse, and Matt Witheridge, doi: 10.1109/TSE.2019.2915065, has drawn attention due to its claim that the number of hyphens in article titles negatively impacts the citation counts of such articles in abstract and citation databases such as Scopus and Web of Science.

Hyphens do not play a role in Scopus reference linking. Scopus matching algorithms (e.g. those that match references to articles) cope with many kinds of variations of punctuation, because punctuation in an article title is where the most discrepancies occur when the article is cited. Missed reference matches are continually analyzed by the Scopus team and the occurrence of hyphens in article titles is not a reason for the missing citation links. Therefore we reject the claim made in the article.

In addition, we observe:

  1. The dataset used in the article is very small: it contains 140,000 articles which is 0.19% of Scopus.
  2. The

CiteScore 2018 metrics now available

on Tue, 05/14/2019 - 20:37

The CiteScore™ 2018 metrics are freely available for more than 23,830 titles.

Powered by Scopus, CiteScore metrics evaluate serial citation impact over a three-year period. Now the CiteScore 2018 metrics are available, revealing the latest annual assessments of thousands of scholarly publications.

What sets CiteScore metrics apart from the competition? They are comprehensive, transparent and free.

Comprehensive coverage: Available for 23,830+ 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 Impact Factor.

Transparency: CiteScore offers complete transparency of the underlying data, allowing anyone to validate a CiteScore value by clicking into the numerator (citations) and denominator (documents). Additionally, CiteScore metrics are calculated in a very straightforward way, so

Check out CiteScore Tracker to see how a title’s CiteScore is building each month

on Thu, 04/25/2019 - 18:50

Scopus is a source neutral, expertly curated abstract and citation database, making it well positioned to enable users to discover and analyze the world of research.

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 should publish in. The CiteScore 2018 values are going to be released soon and will provide an informative overview of ~23,000 scholarly titles that are indexed in the Scopus database (the CiteScore 2017 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. CiteScore Tracker follows how the current year’s CiteScore is building month by month, eliminating the need to wait until mid-year to see how a journal performed in the prior year.

Join our webinar on Scopus APIs on Tuesday 7 May

on Wed, 04/24/2019 - 23:08

Click here to register for our free webinar, on Tuesday 7 May, co-presented by Bill Mischo, Head of the Grainger Engineering Library Information Center, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Matt Direnzo, Senior Elsevier Product Manager.

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 Interfaces (APIs) that offer the same features, 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.

This allows developers to write programs

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