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Scopus Content Selection & Advisory Board Meeting Next Week

on Thu, 05/29/2014 - 14:10

Twice a year the independent and international Scopus Content Selection and Advisory Board (CSAB) comes together to make decisions regarding Scopus' content and content policies. Our next meeting starts Wednesday in Amsterdam and will coincide with the launch of Scopus' 10 Year celebration. Check out what I last wrote about the work they do.

In addtion to the usual discussion topics: publication ethics, review processes and ongoing content projects such as the Scopus Books Expansion program and the Cited References Expansion program, Board members will get to meet more of the people who work on Scopus! From customer support to market development to the Elsevier Research Intelligence analytics team, I know that the presentations and discussions will be engaging and lively.

So what is the CSAB exactly and what do they do? The Scopus Content Selection & Advisory Board is an international group of scientists, researchers and librarians who each represent a major scientific discipline. Board members are responsible for reviewing all titles that are suggested to Scopus and their recommendations directly influence the overall direction of Scopus to ensure that Scopus continues to stay international and relevant.

Want to meet our Board members? Check out this guest post by Karen Holland, Subject Chair for Nursing, Health Professions and Education. You can also hear from two of our Subject Chairs, Dr. David Rew and Wouter Gerritsma, who participated as panelists for Elsevier Library Connect webinars. Dr. Rew participated in the "How librarians can help researchers navigate open access choices" while Mr. Gerritsma offered his views on "How librarians are raising researchers' reputations".

Have a question for the Scopus Content Selection and Advisory Board members? Feel free to send us an email or a tweet. We will respond to your questions either by email, tweet or on this blog.