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Five steps to creating a citation overview in Scopus

on Mon, 05/23/2016 - 17:16

In a recent Scopus Webinar, Scopus Product Manager, Kai Wan, joined us to share some best practices on how to use Scopus analysis tools in your research. In this tip & trick, we focus on the Citation Overview tool, which Kai covers in minutes 00:11:03–00:15:18 of his presentation. If you missed the live webinar, you can watch it anytime here.

The Scopus Citation Overview tool offers an interactive way to:

  • View the citation trend for a set of documents
  • Find all publications citing a specific document (or set of documents), and
  • Discover the overall impact of publications in a research area.

Before creating a Citation Overview, here are 2 key points to remember:

  • To use the interactive table within Scopus, select no more than 2,000 items at a time.
  • If you want to analyze a results list >2,000 (and up to 20,000),you will be prompted to request a direct export and receive the information as a .csv file

Tip: It is best to first improve the accuracy of your results set before creating a

Analyze thousands of search results in less than a minute

on Mon, 05/18/2015 - 17:43

The Analyze search results tool

The next time you search in Scopus, gain more insight into your results by using the <Analyze search results> feature located at the top of your search results page. It provides a visual analysis of your results broken up into 7 categories (year, source, author, affiliation, country/territory, document type and subject area).

For example, let’s say you want to know which organizations are producing the most content about “wearable technology.” You run your search, which results in a list of over 4,000 publications. But then you click on <Analyze search results>, open the <Affiliation’ tab>, and find your answer—all in about 30 seconds. Then you decide to browse the other tabs and discover that 54.8% of the documents matching your results are from Conference Papers, helping you isolate the most cutting-edge research. <Analyze search results> provides a quick and effective way of breaking down and understanding your search results to guide you to the information you’re looking for.

Scopus interface improvements released Saturday, September 6

on Mon, 09/08/2014 - 08:46

Since launching a more streamlined interface in February, the Scopus Team has been working on additional site developments that include enhancing Scopus analysis tools as well as improving ORCID functionality.

Taking a close look at the Scopus analysis tools, the team made some changes that better support day-to-day research tasks. As a result all analysis tools have been redesigned to provide a more consistent experience across Scopus. Specifically, these 3 tools have been improved and renamed and now include new features such as the option to export charts and graphs.

Old Scopus name

New Scopus name

Location on Scopus

Analyze Results

Analyze Search Results

Document Search Result page

Author Evaluator

Analyze Author Output

Author Details page

Analyze Journals

Compare Journals

Main search page

 

 
New Analyze Search Results illustrating documents by subject area:

 

Analyze Search Results

 

New Analyze Author Output with enhanced h-index indicator:

 

 

New Compare Journals:

Compare Journals

 

Along with this release, all

Release Date: 
September 6 2014