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New “Accepted Titles” list: get early insights into new Scopus content

on Tue, 07/27/2021 - 18:30

Our independent Scopus Content Selection & Advisory Board approves new titles on an ongoing basis.  We take this rolling approach to journal selection so that the content collection in Scopus is continuously being expanded to respond to researcher needs.

However, to date, we haven’t publicized the newly accepted titles until they appear in the Scopus Source list. That approach is now changing: we understand that whether you are a researcher or a librarian, having access to the most up-to-date list of titles empowers you to make informed decisions around which journals to read, where to submit manuscripts, and more.

The new monthly “Accepted Titles” list can now be found on the Scopus Content webpage.  If you scroll to the bottom of the page, you will find the button highlighted in the image below.

Simply click to download the Excel file, and then select the second tab called “Accepted Titles”.  There you will find titles which

Release Date: 
July 27 2021

CiteScore 2020 values are now live!

on Thu, 05/27/2021 - 06:08

With ten years of metrics now available, researchers can use CiteScore to help determine where to publish and showcase their research and  identify  serial titles to read. In the last 12 months, 4,369 titles have improved their CiteScore Percentile by 50% or more; your favorite journal could be among them. Check it now!

The CiteScore methodology reflects the citation impact of a journal’s research-based contributions with greater stability and consistency in applied time ranges. It also remains comprehensive, current, clear and free.

  • Comprehensive: CiteScore is  available for all serial titles, not just journals. More than 26,000 journals are included —13,000 more than receive a Journal Impact Factor. available for twice as many journals as JIF
  • Current: The CiteScore Tracker is update monthly. New titles in Scopus usually have CiteScore metrics the year after they are included in Scopus.

Scopus to partner with Mendeley Web Importer for full-text document download

on Wed, 04/14/2021 - 20:43

As a result of user feedback regarding the limitations of the current Scopus document download solution and the need to have easier and broader access to full-text documents, Scopus will be testing integration with the Mendeley Web Importer (MWI) as a means to achieve broader and seamless full-text access.


Scopus users can currently download document full-text PDFs using the Scopus Document Download Manager (DDM) Extension. The extension uses users’ IP credentials to authenticate with publisher websites and download documents for the users, removing the need to navigate to multiple places to find the full-text. However, user feedback has demonstrated that there are various issues with the current method, including accessing non-downloadable OA (Open Access) articles and incorrect documents being downloaded.

To address this, we are partnering with the Mendeley Web Importer (MWI) browser extension and onboarding its capabilities to also allow for document download via

Improvements to funding data in Scopus: Now 16.5M articles with funding information and easier to identify funded research

on Mon, 04/12/2021 - 16:48


1. Scopus product enrichment (including deduplication work and data linking improvements) in the Funding Information section of publication records has resulted in:

  • more articles with funding information: 16.5M Scopus articles now contain funding information (this includes 900K new articles!)
  • the ability for users to see all identified funders associated with a given work, with a higher level of granularity: 3M Grant ID to Funder relationships have been positively impacted.

2. Enhancement of the ‘Funding Sponsor’ search result facet now makes it easier to identify research funded by a specific funder. Users can search by top level funding bodies and get results which include publications acknowledging its sub-parts of the organization (i.e. institutes, departments, or divisions of that funder).

“Associating the complete and correct funder and grant IDs to a published article helps our research community get maximum insights about the funding of research and identify the most

Tracking a game changer: quantum computing research trends report

on Tue, 04/06/2021 - 18:38

A new Scopus research trends report explores the exponential growth of publication in quantum computing. A quantum computer can radically outperform a classical computer opening up possibilities for solving large problems quickly. However, significant hurdles need to be overcome before quantum computing hits the mainstream.

If not yet investing, research and business enterprises that want to future proof their strategy can start tracking quantum computing. The report shows that institutions leading in quantum computing publishing are dispersed globally, including China, France, Canada, the US, the UK and Singapore. And publication output includes private sector enterprises, such as Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT), IBM Thomas Watson Research Center, and Microsoft Research.

Explore these and other findings, such as the top 10 authors by publication output and snapshots of the most prolific authors.

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The importance of high-quality content in Scopus

on Fri, 02/12/2021 - 14:53

Maintaining the integrity of Scopus and its high-quality, curated content is of paramount importance to us. Scopus is vigilant in identifying and discontinuing journals that are, or have become, predatory.

Nature recently published an article based on research looking into predatory publishing using Beall’s list as a definition for predatory journals. Beall’s list has not been maintained since 2017.

This article is based on a study from 2017 which we were aware of. Therefore, in 2017 the Scopus Content Selection and Advisory Board (CSAB) immediately re-evaluated all Beall’s list journals in Scopus and discontinued the underperforming journals. This was part of our ongoing journal re-evaluation program.

Any research that helps shine a light on predatory journals is welcome. Poor-quality and predatory journals are a threat to the integrity of science.

Scopus has an acclaimed, independent and transparent selection process to determine which journals are indexed on its platform; it has

Understand Scopus and SciVal’s role in university rankings

on Fri, 02/12/2021 - 12:50

Ranking methodologies rely on data inputs from a range of external resources. These resources often include university and researcher data, relevant data on human resources, student administration, finances, and data from reputation surveys; each varying based on a league table's niche and focus.

Ranking organizations have increasingly turned to Elsevier's Scopus and SciVal for the research information and publication data used to formulate and implement their ranking methodologies.

Two such organizations are Times Higher Education (THE) and Quacquarelli Symonds Limited (QS). In this reosurce page (linked to below), we take a deeper look at Scopus and SciVal's role in both the THE and QS World University Rankings and their applied methodologies.

Learn more about university rankings data


Release Date: 
February 15 2021