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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

August 2013 Updates to Scopus: Enhancements to Books & ISSN Search Alerts

on Tue, 08/27/2013 - 13:37
  1. Scopus now makes discovering thousands of book and book chapters even easier. Find <Book or Book Chapter> in the Document Type menu.



    Then, when you open a chapter screen, you will see all of the other chapters within the book listed in a viewing panel on the right-hand side of the page.


     
  2. You asked and we have delivered. You may now set a search alert for an ISSN and receive an email whenever Scopus indexes new documents from that source.

Release Date: 
August 24 2013

Upgrades to Scopus: Japanese Interface Launched

on Sat, 07/20/2013 - 00:00

Upgrades to Scopus this weekend:

  1. The Search Results Page interface is now less cluttered and overall usability is improved. You will now see the following features in a single bar:
  • Download PDF
  • Export
  • View citation overview
  • View cited by

The additional features of <View references>, <Add to My List>, <Create bibliography>, <Email>, and <Print> are all still available but via a drop-down <More…> menu. The result of this re-design delivers a cleaner, less cluttered Search Results Page. See for yourself:

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  1. At Scopus, we are extremely excited to launch our first non-English language interface! If your browser is configured for Japanese, no matter where you are in the world, you can now see Scopus navigation pages and help files in Japanese. You also have the option to select Japanese from the Scopus page footer. Other languages will be added in the future, so stay tuned for more information.
  2. With this upgrade, we urge you to enable your browser for JavaScript as having it
Release Date: 
July 20 2013
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Scheduled maintenance for ScienceDirect and Scopus on Saturday, July 20, 2013

on Sat, 07/20/2013 - 00:00

ScienceDirect and Scopus will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance from Saturday, July 20 at 7:00 PM EDT (12:00 MIDNIGHT BST) until Saturday, July 20 at 7:30 PM EDT (12:30 AM BST). It is also possible that you may experience service disruptions such as slower response times and unexpected outages throughout the day.

Please use The World Clock Time Zone Converter to convert the announced planned outage time to your local time.

Release Date: 
July 20 2013
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Upgrades to Scopus: Export Limits Increased to 20,000

on Sat, 07/20/2013 - 00:00

The Scopus export limits have increased from 2,000 to 20,000 records.  Users can now download (up to) 20,000 records at a time.  Once the selection has been made, an email with a link to download the CSV data set will be sent to the user with the following fields provided:

  • Author(s)
  • Document title
  • Year
  • Source title
  • Volume, issue, pages
  • Citation count
  • Source and document type

At Scopus, we are very excited to continue our work with ORCID.  It is now easier for researchers to freely import their research papers to ORCID through a direct link on the author detail page, shown as follows:

Scopus "Add to Orcid" screenshot
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Release Date: 
July 20 2013
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