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Scopus export made easier with new direct export to Mendeley

on Thu, 01/16/2014 - 14:35

With the upcoming release on February 1, we would like to share some information on one of the major enhancements that will make exporting references easier. What will change? First, on specific page in Scopus, whether it is the Results page, Document details page or the new export option on the Author details page, users will be able to export references in one click.

Currently, Scopus navigates to a new page when a user wants to export the selected references. As of the release, a pop-out screen will appear that clearly indicates the primary reference managers using logos. After a user exports once, his/her settings are saved enabling them to complete their next export with one-click. This is saved during the current session or across sessions for logged-in users.

In addition to general improvements to the export interface, a whole new export option has been added. A user will be able to export directly to Mendeley.

Release Date: 
February 1 2014

New design of Scopus Author and Affiliation profiles coming in next release

on Tue, 01/14/2014 - 11:31

With the upcoming release on February 1, we would like to share some information on the major enhancements that will affect the design of the Author and Affiliation pages. The purpose of these changes is to create a better overview of the performance of a certain Author or Institute.

The Author profile will get a ‘CV-style’ design that allows for easier scanning of the main column that includes information such as h-index, documents and citations. It will show the 20 most recent documents instead of the two that are currently in view.  More documents will also show on the free Author profile version that researchers can view without having access to Scopus.

There will be a prominent ‘Follow this Author’ link that will help authors become more visible to their peers; this feature allows users to set up alerts for a when new documents are indexed for a specific author.

Release Date: 
February 1 2014

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

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: 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, 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 during this timeframe. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.