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Check, Correct, Submit: How to ensure accuracy in your Scopus Author Profile

on Fri, 06/24/2016 - 00:21

The data behind your Scopus Author Profile informs the outward view of your scholarly information—total number of citations, publication history, h-index—not only in Scopus itself, but across other entities supported by Scopus data. These measures may play a factor in tenure, funding or in other decisions; therefore, it is important to ensure your profile reflects your information correctly.  Despite the sophistication of the algorithmic profiling used by Scopus, algorithms cannot always match all documents to a single profile with 100% accuracy. So, in Scopus, what’s the best way to ensure you get credit where credit is due? Check your Scopus Author profile and submit your feedback.

In her recent webinar, Jessica Kowalski covered Scopus algorithmic profiling along with much more about Scopus author profiles in general. Click on the image below and watch minutes 00:18:37‒00:21:00 to learn more details about algorithmic profiling.

Even if you do not have access to Scopus, you can still

Earth Day 2014: Making a positive impact on science

on Mon, 04/21/2014 - 21:17

April 22 2014 is Earth Day

The date for Earth Day was chosen because April 22 fell between the academic spring break and final exams. Choosing that time of year meant students would likely be available to celebrate and recognize the day. In addition to post-secondary students taking a break, April is the month when many elementary and secondary school science fairs conclude.

For me, this year’s Earth Day marks the end of a 6-month journey to a middle school science fair. Last October my 13 year-old son was tasked with conducting a scientific experiment, producing a paper and presenting the results. Working for a scientific publisher, I had grand visions of developing a young scientific writer who one day would be cited in Scopus and published on ScienceDirect. The reality was a little different. Overwhelmed by the scope of the project, my son was quick to bury the instructions in his backpack.

It became apparent to his teacher, dad and me that we had to break down the assignment into steps he could manage.

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