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Five impactful changes introduced to Scopus in 2017

on Fri, 12/15/2017 - 23:16

Before steaming ahead towards the new year, we decided to pause and reflect on 5 of the top changes made to Scopus in 2017. Have you explored them all?

1. Document Download Manager

What: An updated Document Download Manager (DDM) and new free extension for Google Chrome users.

Purpose: Makes it easier for you to download abstracts and full-text PDFs to your computer.

When: December 6, 2017.

Learn more in this blog post

2. Expansion of Research Metrics

What: Two big metrics were added to Scopus, offering more insightful ways to evaluate research performance, whether looking at serials (journals, book series, trade publications and conference proceedings) or articles.

  • CiteScore metrics: Offers a more robust and accurate indication of a serial’s impact, with 8 different indicators to analyze. Freely available.

Click here for the latest information on CiteScore

  • PlumX Metrics: Plum Analytics’ comprehensive, item-level metrics that provide insights into the ways people interact with

Cited references in Scopus go back to 1970: A quick look at the impact on h-index

on Tue, 02/14/2017 - 23:37

Over the past 3 years, Scopus content has significantly increased in depth. In addition to already including content records back to 1823, Scopus has added over 160 million cited references to its database, dating back to 1970. This allows you to construct long-term, extensive bibliometric and historic trend analyses, and has resulted in more complete author profiles and h-index measurements for individuals who began publishing prior to 1996.

Early into the cited reference expansion program, we shared an example of how the addition of pre-1996 cited references impacted the h-index of senior researcher, David Neal. Prior to the expansion program, a portion of his 113 documents published prior to 1996 would not have been included in his overall citation count and thus his h-index would be negatively impacted. 7 Months into the project, approximately 3,146 citations were added to his overall citation count resulting in his h