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Exporting Scopus documents to Mendeley

on Mon, 12/02/2013 - 11:42

As part of our ongoing efforts to integrate more closely with Mendeley, we're happy to officially announce that as of last week Scopus supports the "Save to Mendeley" Web Importer. Importing documents and metadata from the web is a key part of a researcher's workflow and should be as smooth and intuitive as the search process. Our hope is that the combination of the Mendeley Web Importer with Scopus will help accomplish this goal, facilitating scientific discovery and maximizing productivity for researchers.

Scopus subscribers who are also Mendeley users can now import up to 200 documents at a time to their Mendeley Library via Scopus. The Web Importer retrieves all relevant metadata for the documents being viewed. This development follows the successful integration of the Web Importer with ScienceDirect which was announced in September on Mendeley's blog.

To learn how to install the Web Importer, visit Mendeleys blog post on the subject: www.mendeley.com/import/. Interested in

Release Date: 
November 26 2013

Meeting of the minds: Scopus' CSAB meets next week

on Fri, 10/25/2013 - 14:05

Twice a year the Scopus Content Selection and Advisory Board (CSAB) comes together for a few days to discuss and make decisions regarding Scopus' content and content policies. Our next meeting starts next Wednesday and we are looking forward to discussing topics such as: publication ethics, content type expansion and ongoing content development programs, the overall review and acceptance process, and much more. I can vouch that these discussions are both lively and fruitful for all involved. And as Scopus' product marketing manager, I have the opportunity to present -- and get feedback on -- our new UI launching in January (more to come in subsequent blog posts), our new info site home on Elsevier.com, and general marketing strategy. Plus, I get to listen to the dynamic debates. This group is never at a loss for ideas and it is invigorating for the Scopus team to see how dedicated they are to Scopus' success and to the pursuit of science.  

So what is the CSAB exactly?

Scopus downtime scheduled for November 2

on Fri, 10/25/2013 - 12:38

On Saturday, November 2, Scopus will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance. This downtime is scheduled to last for approximately 30 minutes, from 2:45 - 3:15 AM (EDT). Unfortunately, due to the nature of the maintenance work, users will be unable to reach the "downtime pages" that would normally be made available for planned outage periods. Instead, users will see an error message ("page not found") while attempting to reach Scopus.com during this timeframe. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

Updates to Scopus iPhone/iPad apps

on Thu, 10/24/2013 - 18:00

It’s been awhile since the last update for our Scopus Alerts iPhone/iPad app. The new updated Scopus Alerts apps are now available with the following major changes:

  • Solved citations retrieval issue on iOS6
  • Improved graphics (retina display)
  • Fixes for new iOS versions 

The Scopus app will work on any device with iOS 4.3 or higher and it has been optimized for the iPhone 5. For  iPad 1 users, you will not have full screen support but are able to use x2 zoom in order to enlarge the app on their screen. For iPad 2 devices or higher supports the full screen display of the Scopus Alerts app.

You can download your update at the following location:

Scopus Alerts free: https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/sciverse-scopus-alerts-institutional/id365300810?mt=8

Scopus Alerts paid: https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/sciverse-scopus-alerts-individual/id417735089?mt=8

Upgrades to Scopus: Routine Maintenance on October 26

on Mon, 10/14/2013 - 12:59

On October 26, Scopus will undergo routine database maintenance. During this time, we do not expect there to be any downtime for users and Scopus will function as it normally does. For stability reasons we will not load any new content in the week of October 18-25. This also means that the Alerts will be put on hold; users will not miss any alerts, they will just be sent later than usual. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Release Date: 
October 26 2013

Books, books and more books: Scopus’ Titles Expansion Program

on Wed, 10/09/2013 - 13:15

In conjunction with the Frankfurt Book Fair, we’ve formally announced the Scopus Book Titles Expansion program. Our content operations team has been actively processing books since the Spring and as of our August release books content – at the book and chapter level – has been visible in Scopus’ interface. To date, we have 7,654 books visible (20,000 by the end of the year) and expect to fully index 75,000 books by the end of the project.

So why has Scopus decided to add books? We know that various content types – journals, conference proceedings and books – contribute, through citation activity, to the evaluation of scholarly research and the evaluation of researchers. And in specific scientific fields, each content type may hold different weight. For example, a computer scientist (as our subject chair for Computer Science from the Scopus Content Selection Board (CSAB) has told us time and time again) will more frequently publish in conference proceedings whereas a social scientist

Release Date: 
August 24 2013

Scopus Author Identifiers: Further linking with ORCID

on Wed, 09/04/2013 - 14:27

It has been almost a year since ORCID – the open, non-profit, community-based effort to provide a registry of unique researcher identifiers and a transparent method of linking research activities and outputs to these identifiers – was launched.  More than 253,000 ORCID profiles have been created as of today. Since its launch, the Scopus team has continued to add enhanced integration points while supporting the mission of ORCID.

The first effort was the Scopus2ORCID Feedback Wizard which allows researchers to associate their Scopus Author Identifier to their ORCID and import papers from Scopus to his/her ORCID profile. The application has helped more than 28,500 researchers create their ORCIDs, and between them, they’ve exported nearly 1.2 million article records. Next, we launched the “Add to ORCID” functionality visible on the Scopus Author Details pages.

And last week, the ORCID Information app/feature went live to all Scopus users.

Release Date: 
August 24 2013

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