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2014 SNIP, SJR and IPP journal metrics now freely available online

on Wed, 06/17/2015 - 12:13

We’re pleased to announce that the 2014 journal metrics values are now freely available via JournalMetrics.com. The values will be visible in Scopus.com as of our next release which is scheduled for June 24, 2015.

It's impossible for one metric to serve all the necessary purposes – a mix of quantitative and qualitative evaluation is needed. When evaluating the performance of a journal, a variety of measures must be considered, of which citation analysis is only a part. An ideal “basket of metrics” contains measures that reflect the many ways a journal can demonstrate excellence, and, finally, individual assessment of the value of a journal’s contribution will require a mix of quantitative and qualitative evaluation.

All journals included in Scopus receive journal metric values and the extensive, global coverage of Scopus allows many journals that do not have an Impact Factor to view and understand their role in the scholarly

Scopus Content Selection and Advisory Board meets in Russia

on Wed, 05/27/2015 - 11:50

It's that time of year again for our Scopus Content Selection & Advisory Board meeting (CSAB)! The CSAB reviews all titles that are suggested to Scopus and works closely with the product and marketing

team to understand how Scopus is used, what content is relevant for users, and what enhancements should be made to Scopus content. The board is comprised of 14 Subject Chairs -- an international group of scientists, researchers, and librarians -- who each represent a specific major subject field(s). The recommendations of the CSAB directly influences the overall direction of Scopus and the prioritization of new content requests to ensure that Scopus stays international and relevant for the global research community.

So why are we in Russia? Yesterday, 3 of our Subject Chairs, Peter Miller, Dr. David Rew and Karen Holland, gave a presentation and advice to Russian editors at NEICON's 4th International Scientific and

Analyze thousands of search results in less than a minute

on Mon, 05/18/2015 - 17:43

The next time you search in Scopus, gain more insight into your results by using the <Analyze search results> feature located at the top of your search results page. It provides a visual analysis of your results broken up into 7 categories (year, source, author, affiliation, country/territory, document type and subject area).

EXAMPLE: You want to find out which organizations are producing the most content about “wearable technology.”

  1. Begin with a search on "wearable technology"
  2. Your results return a list of over 5,900 publications. To sort through the results quickly, and to find your answer, try clicking on the  <Analyze search results> link to find your answer — all in about 30 seconds!

  1. You will find that your results are now organized in to 7 different catagories
  2. To find the answer for this example, click on the <Affiliation> tab

  1. The chart on the

5 facts about Scopus and the h-index

on Fri, 05/15/2015 - 23:00

How the h-index in Scopus is calculated and where to find it are popular topics; in fact, an older post about the h-index continues to be among our top viewed and shared content. However, a lot has happened in Scopus in the past few years, making it a good time to re-visit the h-index. Here are 5 facts about Scopus and the h-index:

1.    The h-index includes citations back to 1970, a result of our Cited Reference Expansion Program.
2.    The h-index includes citations from expanded book coverage (but can be easily excluded from your calculation if desired).
3.    You can calculate the h-index for a single author, multiple authors or even for selected documents.
4.    You can access an h-index  from the author details, the analyze author output and the citation overview pages.
5.    Author self-citations can be excluded from calculating an h-index.

Check your h-index in Scopus. The accuracy of your h-index also depends on the accuracy of your author profile. Use the Scopus Feedback Wizard

Scopus launches annual journal re-evaluation process to maintain content quality

on Wed, 05/06/2015 - 08:26

Since Scopus’ launch in 2004, more than 56 million records have been added to the database. The content originally came from different sources (in-house databases like Embase, ScienceDirect and Compendex, the Scopus Title Suggestion Form and Medline) and has undergone different levels of Scopus content evaluation. This, together with the fact that the title evaluation criteria have evolved over time to become more strict, has led to a situation where some journals no longer meet the Scopus quality criteria.

As high content quality is very important to Scopus, and as an incentive for journals to maintain their high content quality, the title re-evaluation process has been implemented. Six quality metrics and benchmarks have been put in place which are the basis of the re-evaluation process, please find them in the below table. These criteria have been developed with the Scopus Content Selection & Advisory Board in conjunction with our Analytical Services team.

Journals not meeting the

Scopus touches base with publishers at the London Book Fair

on Wed, 04/22/2015 - 09:33

Each April the London Book Fair presents a great opportunity for Elsevier’s Publishing Relations team to catch up with all the third party publishers that make their content available to Scopus.

Meeting face-to-face with these publishers provides a wonderful chance to show them how Scopus is evolving, how their content is accepted and represented in Scopus, and to discuss ongoing business.

During last week’s 3-day Book Fair, we sat down with publishers such as Springer, Oxford University Press, Wiley Blackwell and Taylor & Francis to provide them with an update on their books being included in Scopus.

Furthermore, we talked to publishers who potentially wish to join this successful books initiative as well as those who wish to participate in other ongoing Scopus initiatives, like the journal archives and the cited references expansion project.

All in all, a most enjoyable and very fruitful visit!

 


  This post was contributed by:

  Merel Baazil

 

Chrome 42 issues with Scopus Document Download Manager

on Thu, 04/16/2015 - 13:17

The latest version of Chrome, version 42, has switched the Java plugin off by default. If you have upgraded to Chrome 42 and you are unable to download documents on Scopus please follow the steps below to reactivate the Java plugin. This is a temporary solution while we work on a better long term solution. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Enabling NPAPI in Chrome to download documents with DDM

1. Type “chrome://flags/#enable-npapi” into the Chrome address bar.

2. Click the “Enable” link under ‘Enable NPAPI’:

3. Restart Chrome.

4. Open www.scopus.com , make a search, on the search results page select documents to download, click “Download”.

5. Though NPAPI is enabled, Java plug-in maybe blocked as under:

6. If so, click on the Yellow block & the following will show up:

7. Select the 1st

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