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Nurses rock! Scopus CSAB Subject Chair Karen Holland on Nursing

on Wed, 05/07/2014 - 15:34

In honor of National Nurses Week in the US and International Nurses Day on May 12, we bring you a guest post from Karen Holland, Scopus Content Selection & Advisory Board Chair for Nursing, Health Professions and Education.

ElsevierConnect has developed a dedicated page to celebrate Nurses where you can find regular content for and by nurses; opportunities such as the upcoming Superheroes of Nursing contest, and special features just for this Nurses Week such as the below video and free access to top-cited research in Elsevier's nursing journals.


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To all of our valued nurses, nursing educators, nursing students, nursing researchers, and individuals who support the nursing profession: Thank you so much for all of the hard work and dedication that you put in day in and day out that helps improve the lives of so many.

Happy Nurses Week from your friends at

Behind the scenes: the Scopus product team (V)

on Tue, 05/06/2014 - 12:03

To round out our series on "who are the people that work on Scopus?" we present you with the Product Marketing team. We're also the people behind this blog and Scopus' social media accounts. If you'd like to get in contact with us, please send an email to Scopus Marketing and we'll get back to you quickly.

Pierre van Doorn,  Marketing Enablement Manager

What is your role on the Scopus team?

I’m responsible for communicating all Scopus product releases to our users and customers. It is essential to keep our users and customers informed on what kind of functionality and content we continue to add to the product. We want users to be able to use Scopus to the fullest. Communication is essential in making them aware of how Scopus can help them in their work. I also make sure that our global sales team is up to date on Scopus and all it has to offer our customers.

What is your favorite part about working on Scopus (and at Elsevier!)?

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Scopus to test new system in order to improve speed

on Fri, 04/25/2014 - 12:47

Starting May 19, Scopus will test a method of selective internet routing to speed up delivery of our pages to customers. Most customers will see an improvement in speed. However, some customers with unusual internet configurations may experience a problem. If you are suddenly unable to access Scopus as before, this may be due to incompatibility with the new routing method.

If you suddenly lose access to Scopus, please first check that the above is indeed the reason for the problem by trying the following URL: www2.scopus.com. This should give you direct access to the original Scopus IP address as before the test.  If you now have access again, then you will need to follow the steps below to restore normal service.

While we help you fix the problem, your users can continue to use Scopus via a workaround using www2.scopus.com. This may occasionally require them to change the URL – adding a 2 after www – for some links.

IP white listing is the problem

The problem is expected to arise

Release Date: 
May 19 2014

Behind the scenes: the Scopus product team (IV)

on Wed, 04/23/2014 - 16:26

Part IV of our series on the people who bring you Scopus. Next up, Eric Swenson and Peter Berkvens.

Eric Swenson, Director of Product Management

ORCID: 0000-0002-2897-2907

Tell us about yourself.

At the core, I am a producer – someone who conceives of and designs products that combine digital technology, design and high stakes business logistics. I have worked at the forefront of digital media, publishing and information services for more than 20 years, most recently with Elsevier's Science & Technology Division since 2011.

Previously, I have worked as Director of Production and Program Management for Hearst Interactive Media, served as the co-founder and creative director of publisher and design studio Necro Enema Amalgamated, produced music under Cherry Red Records label out of London and taught digital media production at Pace University’s MS in Publishing Program.

How do you describe your role on the Scopus Product team?

Earth Day 2014: Making a positive impact on science

on Mon, 04/21/2014 - 21:17

The date for Earth Day was chosen because April 22 fell between the academic spring break and final exams. Choosing that time of year meant students would likely be available to celebrate and recognize the day. In addition to post-secondary students taking a break, April is the month when many elementary and secondary school science fairs conclude.

For me, this year’s Earth Day marks the end of a 6-month journey to a middle school science fair. Last October my 13 year-old son was tasked with conducting a scientific experiment, producing a paper and presenting the results. Working for a scientific publisher, I had grand visions of developing a young scientific writer who one day would be cited in Scopus and published on ScienceDirect. The reality was a little different. Overwhelmed by the scope of the project, my son was quick to bury the instructions in his backpack.

It became apparent to his teacher, dad and me that we had to

Scopus releases minor enhancements to results page

on Wed, 04/09/2014 - 17:11

Based on user feedback received since the redesign of Scopus, additional improvements have been made to the interface. On April 9 we have released the following updates:

  • Numbering of the search results on the document results page;

  • Additional information on hover-over in the ‘Source’ column on the results page, such as volume and issue number.

To provide feedback on these enhancements, feel free to email us at Scopus Marketing.

Release Date: 
April 9 2014
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Behind the scenes: the Scopus product team (III)

on Tue, 04/08/2014 - 13:47

Part III of our "who are the people that work on Scopus?" series. In their own words, the Scopus Product Management team describes who they are, what their role is on the team and what they like most about working on Scopus and at Elsevier.

Gillian Griffiths, Senior Product Manager

Tell us about yourself.

From Liverpool, studied Biology/Psychology at University of York. I've worked at Elsevier in the Netherlands since 1984 – so Scopus launch coincided with my 20 year jubilee. Started as Desk Editor in Life Sciences publishing; involved in launch of Elsevier’s first online journal – Gene-Combis – in 1995, then supervised building of more scalable online journal systems for publishing (before ScienceDirect was ready), enabling portals like Parasitology Online. I also helped develop early online submission systems.

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