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Scopus Checks & Balances: Maintaining Quality Content on Scopus

on Mon, 06/12/2017 - 20:30

When a journal is first suggested for Scopus, it must undergo a rigorous evaluation and selection process to ensure it meets all the high-quality title selection criteria required for acceptance. However, journals must also demonstrate the ability to maintain their quality status year over year. This is where the Re-evaluation program comes in to play. Now in its second full year, this year’s annual title evaluation has been completed and journals that must undergo the full Re-evaluation process have been notified.  

The Re-evaluation process involves a multi-step and evaluation process used to determine whether or not it still meets all the quality criteria required to remain indexed by Scopus. You can read more details about how title Re-evaluation works in this earlier post.

The path for those titles discontinued as of January 1, 2017 began in 2015 during the annual title evaluation process — a process that all 22,000+ titles indexed by Scopus undergo.

New on Scopus: CiteScore 2016, export an affiliation’s listed authors and more

on Wed, 05/31/2017 - 23:00

Here’s what's new on Scopus:

  • CiteScore 2016 values and CiteScore Tracker 2017 now available
  • Export up to 100,000 authors from a Scopus Affiliation details page
  • Improved security for Saved Searches
  • Changes to the Document details page

CiteScore 2016 values and CiteScore Tracker 2017 are now available on Scopus:

CiteScore 2016 annual values are now available for over 22,600 titles on both Scopus and journalmetrics.scopus.com. Additionally, CiteScore Tracker 2017 is now initiated, meaning you can start tracking the progress of how a title’s CiteScore 2017 value is building throughout the year. The latest data was calculated on May 23, 2017. Read more details about the improvements made to CiteScore metrics over the past 6 months — including the ability to view the data behind a title’s calculation.

To learn more about how CiteScore is calculated, watch the video.

Export up to 100,000 authors from a Scopus Affiliation details page

Introduced in this release is the ability to export the list of

Release Date: 
May 31 2017

CiteScore metrics: Along with new values come improvements

on Fri, 05/26/2017 - 04:11

Over the past six months, a number of significant improvements to CiteScoreTM metrics have been made based on your feedback. Here's a quick summary of those improvements – from the initial launch (December 2016) to today's release of the new CiteScore 2016 values:

  • Transparency – The most notable improvement is the increased transparency of the metrics, enabling you, whether or not you have access to Scopus, to validate any CiteScore value by clicking into the numerator (citations) and denominator (documents).
  • Corrections to journal subject area classifications – through publisher feedback we have updated the classifications given to over 150 titles to better reflect their areas of research.
  • Seamless CiteScore calculations for title changes – when a title changes its name, the new title will receive a CiteScore when the next annual values are published, using documents (where applicable) from both the old and new title names.

Scopus Case Study: Helping a company stay ahead of the competition

on Mon, 05/22/2017 - 00:00

In chemical R&D, it’s always a race to get to the market first with better solutions. A key to this is being able to perform research fast and efficiently. The more time and money a

company can save in developing a product, the better the chances for success become.

In the “Case Study: Developing a Superior Technology” meet Ian Flemini,” a Senior Technologist and R&D Manager at a chemical company. He was asked to lead a team in developing a new, large-scale industrial method of separating gases. The goal was to create a gas separation technology based on a ceramic membrane along with an industrial process that would reduce the cost of producing various gases. The key was to save as much development time as possible.

The team found Scopus could help in two major ways during the development process. The first was in helping them to avoid reinventing the wheel.

Need help on Scopus? Head to the Scopus Support Center

on Wed, 05/03/2017 - 22:12

If you have recently used “Help” on Scopus, you probably noticed a significant change — Scopus has migrated its Help platform to a new Support Center. Whether you are seeking instructions on how a specific feature works, looking for onboarding resources or needing to request a correction, the new Support Center is designed to help you find learning resources and answers to frequently asked questions, quicker and easier. As part of this migration, some of the benefits include:

  • Improved search functionality
  • New look and feel
  • New contact form to connect you to the right support

How it works on Scopus

Although you still access the support pages in the same way (click on “Help” from the navigation bar), the page that opens will now look and feel different — in a way that is easier to read, navigate and search for information.

CiteScore Revealed: More Transparency, More Clarity

on Wed, 04/26/2017 - 21:51

For metrics to be understood and trusted, clarity into how they work and are calculated is important. When CiteScore was first introduced, we shared the methodology behind the calculation. Now we are taking transparency a step further by enabling anyone to validate any CiteScore value by clicking into the numerator (citations) and denominator (documents) for free.

What this means for you.

When viewing the Source details page for a title on Scopus, you can see the data behind the CiteScore calculation by clicking on either the citation or document count. This opens a window where you can toggle between the list of documents and citations. In addition, if you’re institution subscribes to Scopus and you are logged in, you can even export the information into a CSV file.

Try it now. Go to JournalMetrics.Scopus.com to get started.

Follow an Example:

Let’s look at the title Mathematical Programming Computation, published by

What's new on Scopus: Author & Affiliation result page changes, new Support Center and CiteScore Transparency

on Wed, 04/26/2017 - 20:55

What’s new on Scopus in this release:

  • Changes to the Author and Affiliation results pages
  • Advanced search improvements
  • A new Scopus Support Center
  • More CiteScore Transparency

Author and Affiliation search results pages

The Author and Affiliation search results pages now share the same look and feel introduced to the Scopus document search results last month -- changes which also help improve web accessibility.

Changes on the Author search results page:

  • The number of author results displays more prominently in the blue title bar
  • The option to “Show Profile Matches with One Document” has been moved to a checkbox at the top of the <Refine results> panel (found on the left hand side of the screen)
  • Previously removed sort on options have been restored, allowing you to sort by Document Count, Author, Affiliation, City or Country/Territory

Changes on the Affiliation search results page:

  • The number of affiliation results displays more
Release Date: 
April 26 2017

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