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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

Funding Acknowledgement Information Available for 9 Million Articles

on Tue, 04/09/2019 - 20:17

Scopus allows users to search the funding acknowledgement section of ~9 million documents, making it simple to find previously funded research.

Why is previously awarded funding data important?

  • It enables researchers to see what research has been funded by whom in order to prepare for their own grant submissions; and to support a current grant application by showing information about previous performance
  • It enables institutions and funders to determine how much research is associated with funding they have sponsored; and to ensure that funding mandates are being adhered to

What’s available in Scopus?

  • Funding acknowledgment information is available for ~9M Scopus documents
  • This information is easily discoverable within the refine results section of the search results. This allows users to track the research output and influence for a funding body or a specific grant

  • You can also conduct a search for all funding information to find

PlumX Metrics API Now Available for Scopus Subscribers

on Thu, 02/07/2019 - 16:49

PlumX Metrics – already available on Scopus records – are comprehensive, item (article)-level metrics that provide insights, beyond traditional citation metrics, into the ways people interact with individual pieces of research output (articles, conference proceedings, book chapters, and more).

Introducing the PlumX Metrics API

Now, PlumX Metrics are also available via the PlumX API for Scopus customers for deeper and more flexible benchmarking and analysis purposes.

When Scopus customers access the API, they will receive a set of metrics for Scopus documents, including citations, usage, captures, mentions and social media.

More information about this API can be found on the Elsevier developer site.

Learn more about PlumX Metrics on Scopus.

Scopus makes millions of open access articles easily discoverable

on Tue, 12/04/2018 - 01:44

With Elsevier’s recent partnership with Impactstory, a nonprofit that creates online tools to make science more open and reusable, researchers are now able to discover millions of peer-reviewed open access (OA) articles with ease.

Making open access (OA) content more accessible

The OA movement has made it possible for scientific research to become more widely available. But while OA articles are free to access, they are not always easy to find. Scopus users have been able to locate OA content by filtering results for articles published in journals designated as open access, but now that scope has been significantly widened.

Access over 8 million OA articles on Scopus

Scopus has now broadened users’ ability to discover open access content thanks to a new partnership with Impactstory, a nonprofit that develops online tools to promote open science.

What’s new on Scopus: Topics of Prominence have arrived and more

on Wed, 09/26/2018 - 20:59

Topics Prominence have arrived on Scopus

What are they?

  • 100k Topics computed by SciVal based on citation network analysis
  • Each Topic is associated with a Prominence score (based on citation counts, Scopus views and average CiteScore) representing its momentum


Where will they be located on Scopus?

  • On Record Pages: each article covered by SciVal is associated with one Topic


How do they help Scopus users?

  • Improve the search and literature discovery journey
  • Help Authors showcase their contribution to a specific research topic

New search facets for Funding sponsor

What?

  • Scopus users can already see Funding data on Document Record pages
  • With this release, the Documents results page will be displaying a new facet named Funding sponsor to ease further filtering of the results

Why?

  • It enables
Release Date: 
September 26 2018
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What’s new on Scopus: More filter options now available for patent results and more

on Wed, 08/29/2018 - 18:43

Patent office refine search results option

From the document results page on Scopus (once you have conducted a search), you will have the option to click on “View XXXX patent results”. This will open a new screen that will show the patent results based on the search string.

The patent search results will have a side bar on the left side on the screen to refine the search results.

From the refine results facets on the left, there is now an option to refine the search results on Patent Offices.

 

Author ID in CSV & TXT export

A column for Author IDs will be added in the document export options for CSV and TXT. This column will contain the author profile IDs of the authors for the exported references.

The current Author column provides only full names. The addition of Author IDs will make it easier to confidently determine the author(s) of an article.

Release Date: 
August 29 2018

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