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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

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

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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