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IE11 now supported by Scopus

on Thu, 03/13/2014 - 13:11

On Wednesday March 12, a fix was made in Scopus to support Internet Explorer 11. Users no longer need to switch on the compatibility view in Internet Explorer 11 in order to properly view Scopus.com.

Release Date: 
March 12 2014

Elsevier's Postdoc Free Access Program is back

on Mon, 03/10/2014 - 20:26

The Scopus team always loves programs that help support early career researchers (check out these great free resources) and now there is some great news for postdocs!

Elsevier's Postdoc Free Access Program is back. The program is designed to help early career researchers who are between positions stay up-to-date in their respective fields. Eligible applicants can receive complimentary access to journals and books on ScienceDirect for up to 6 months. Researchers who currently do not have a research position and have received their PhD’s in the last 5 years or less can learn more about the program and submit their details through the following website: http://www.elsevier.com/journal-authors/an-opportunity-for-postdoctoral-scholars.

The deadline for applications is August 31, 2014. After applications have been reviewed, eligible candidates will receive a personal code that they can use to sign up for 6 months of free access to ScienceDirect.

Mendeley Readership Statistics available in Scopus

on Fri, 03/07/2014 - 15:50

Scopus is pleased to announce a new feature that will show users the Mendeley readership statistics of a specific article. The beta version of Mendeley readership statistics went live on March 7, 2014. This new feature shows how many times Mendeley users have downloaded a specific article to their libraries. Additionally, it also shows a demographic breakdown by discipline, academic status and country of origin.

These statistics appear on the Scopus Documents Details pages for which at least one Mendeley user has saved the document in their collection – if no one has saved it, the feature will not appear to Scopus users (similar to how Altmetric for Scopus works). When it does show, there is a link out to view the record on Mendeley.

As a complement to traditional citation metrics, Mendeley readership can demonstrate alternative types of academic influence. The most read article on Mendeley, “How to choose a good

Release Date: 
March 7 2014

New Elsevier mobile app helps researchers keep up to date

on Mon, 02/24/2014 - 11:36

Elsevier’s latest mobile app, availabe on the Elsevier WebShop, is the publisher-neutral Research Highlights, which is free to anyone who needs to keep up to date with the new research that is being published in their field. The Research Highlights app harnesses the power of Scopus to let researchers track critical search terms across more than 20,000 peer-reviewed journals from hundreds of publishers.

Once you've downloaded the app and set up your preferences, you can check author-written bulleted highlights and/or the abstract to determine which articles to read in full. Then, with a single click, you can send a full text URL to your email inbox. Back at your desk you will find the selected articles waiting -- whether to print off, or read on a full-size screen. Your content licenses will also be recognized, ensuring seamless access to all the content you have rights to! 

We think Research Highlights is especially handy because it allows users to follow new research from all

An update on Scopus browser support

on Mon, 02/24/2014 - 11:13

Following our February 2014 release, there have been inquiries regarding which browsers Scopus currently supports. Scopus is now supporting the following browsers:

Internet Explorer 8

Internet Explorer 9

Internet Explorer 10

Chrome 32

Firefox 27

Safari

For optimal user experience on Scopus.com we encourage users to use Chrome or Firefox.

Note for IE7 users:

Scopus is currently compatible with IE7, however support is limited as the browser is nearing its End of Life (EOL) date.

Note for IE11 users:

IE11 is not yet supported by Scopus. Users that are experiencing problems with IE11 while visiting Scopus.com can switch on IE11 compatibility view to ensure proper display.

Instructions to turn on compatibility view:

1) Open IE11 and click on the tool icon on the upper right corner. Click on Compatibility View settings.

 

2) You will see the below popup.

Scopus released new interface on February 1

on Thu, 02/13/2014 - 12:24

The Scopus 10thanniversary release went live on February 1. The primary goal of the redesign was to optimize core workflows. This means effort was made to minimize the number of steps a researcher needs to take to accomplish a given task. Specifically, we focused on streamlining our interface to support the most common use cases.

 

For a detailed review of the changes, please view the video or read the full release notes (PDF).

 

www.elsevier.com/scopus