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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,

Optimizing Scopus research data points for Times Higher Education rankings

on Fri, 06/05/2020 - 21:27

Times Higher Education (THE) has provided trusted performance data on universities for students and their families, university academics, university leaders, governments and industry, since 2004. THE World University Rankings rely on Scopus and SciVal to measure research productivity and influence to develop quantitative benchmarks for universities worldwide. These international rankings provide an important yardstick for institutions and play a key role in attracting top students from around the globe.

Join Liz Bober, Library Assessment Officer, for a presentation on how Scopus and SciVal help optimize Case Western University research information and datapoints. Liz will share insights into how she uses the Scopus Institution Profile Wizard to logically organize research output data for individual departments and schools within the institution. Further, she will discuss how her team educates researchers on the importance of maintaining their research output data.

During the webinar,

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

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