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Scopus and Ex Libris Primo collaborate to incorporate SNIP and SJR journal metrics in Primo’s search results ranking

on Fri, 12/20/2013 - 18:13

Although the official notice went out in November, we thought this further integration with Ex Libris Primo was worthy of its own blog post. Scopus and Ex Libris®Group, a leader in the provision of library technology solutions, announced on November 18 a collaborative initiative to use the source-normalized impact per paper (SNIP) and SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) metrics included in Scopus. Primo plans to use these article/journal metrics to calculate the relevance ranking for the Primo discovery service search results.

So what’s so great about SNIP and SJR? For SNIP, an important distinction is that it takes into account the fact that the frequency of citations varies from one field to another thus normalizing for field so that comparisons can be made. The SJR indicator combines several factors to produce a measure of the prestige of the citing source (some like to compare this to the way Google ranks pages).

With this new initiative, the SNIP and SJR metrics will be included in the

Scopus to Launch New User Interface Enhancements

on Tue, 12/17/2013 - 16:11

In our efforts to continuously improve the Scopus user experience, we plan to make important enhancements to the Scopus user interface in early February 2014. These product enhancements focus on streamlining the researcher workflow by optimizing the interface for core use cases. Over the next few weeks we will blog on specific changes as well as direct you to training materials.

One important change is that the user interface becomes more action driven; as a user selects certain results to work with (e.g. for refinement, citation analysis or to export references), the action buttons or links will become “active” and make the experience more intuitive. Another important change is that results page will be optimized for easier scanning of the search results. Below, you can view a screen shot of how the results page will look in the new interface.

You can share your feedback via our Scopus Marketing email address.

Release Date: 
February 1 2014
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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

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