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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. Ebola, Influenza A (H1N1), SARS, MERS, Zika virus and, most recently, COVID-19, have had a massive global impact in terms of economic disruption, strain on local and global public health resources and, above all, human health.

Listen as Dr. Bamini Jayabalasingham explains how the research was conducted to uncover trends in outbreaks research, the various governmental bodies involved and the ways to identify health security research. View recording.

Infographic: global research trends in infectious disease

Download Elsevier’s infographic on infectious disease research trends, top research orgs and the impact of outbreaks

At Elsevier, our experts in data science and microbiology used SciVal and Scopus data from 1996 to 2018 to analyze scholarly output, trending topics and top research organizations in this field.

Video Tutorials

Short video tutorials to ensure you get the most out of Scopus whether you're looking for collaborators, want to expand your search query or learn more about using the Scopus APIs.

Topical Search

How to conduct a basic search
How to save searches and set alerts
How to use advanced search
How to expand your search
How to analyze your search results
How to download and export your search results


Author Identity

How to assess an author’s impact
How to search for authors by topical area
Understand how author profiles work in Scopus
How to make corrections to your author profile
How to keep track of an author
How to search for an author and view their profile
How to use your author profile on other platforms


How to create citation overviews in Scopus
How to view article metrics in Scopus
Comparing sources in Scopus
How to browse sources in Scopus
How to view journal metrics for a title in Scopus
Overview of journal metrics in Scopus
CiteScore metrics in Scopus


Overview of Scopus APIs
Simple use cases of Scopus APIs
Complex use cases of Scopus APIs
Using Scopus APIs to demonstrate a co-author network
Understanding how Scopus APIs work
How to access the Scopus APIs
Try using Scopus APIs


Novel Coronavirus Information Center
Elsevier’s free health and medical research on novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Here you will find expert, curated information for the research and health community on novel coronavirus (COVID-19). All resources are free to access and include guidelines for clinicians and patients. Visit the Resource Centre

Interactive map: global disease outbreak experts
This map represents the most active institutions researching disease outbreak and control.

We ran a search in Scopus for publications researching the coronavirus and related diseases such as SARS from 1996 to the present (Feb 6, 2020). We then used the resulting ~22,000 publications to identify the researchers and institutions that are working in these areas. The map shows the 500 most prolific global institutions, along with the 200 most prolific Chinese institutions by publication count.