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Scopus Roadmap: What's coming up in 2020 & 2021?

on Wed, 09/16/2020 - 09:13

In early 2020, we have made various updates to Scopus.com to improve search, analytics, and discovery of scientific innovation and collaborators.

 

We are continuously adding content

As of August 2020, Scopus has over 24,000 active titles indexed and is thereby the largest curated, peer-reviewed abstract and indexing database available to academic, government, and corporate institutions. In the past year, Scopus added 820 new journals, (+3.5% title growth). We have also added 225,000 books and book items (+11.7% growth).

Between August 2019 and August 2020, Scopus added 3.29 million new records (+4.15%). The current total number of records per August 2020 is 79.8 million.

Scopus Roadmap for the remainder of 2020 & early 2021

Enhanced Author Profiles pages

We are providing a simpler, cleaner design will enable you quickly scan an author’s profile to get an overview of their areas of expertise (via their top Topics), their

Staying up to date on the new content with the Scopus APIs.

on Thu, 08/13/2020 - 11:46

Scopus will be discontinuing the support of the RSS feeds as of September 9. You can use the APIs to build your own feeds of Scopus publications. The Scopus API is included with the subscription for academic customers.

Scopus APIs offer the same features as the scopus.com interface, 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. It allows you to extend the capabilities of Scopus and integrate the data in other systems.

You can also use the Scopus APIs to stay up to date with recent publications, ensuring that you and your users have access to the newest articles pertaining to subjects of interest.

 

Why are we ending support for RSS feeds?

RSS usage has been steadily declining in Scopus and globally in recent years.

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.

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