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Reaxys links on Scopus currently disabled

on Mon, 10/13/2014 - 15:06

We are aware that Reaxys links on the abstract (document details) pages in Scopus are currently disabled. We are working to identify the problem and expect to have these links fixed as soon as possible, likely within the next few weeks. All other links are working as expected. Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience this may cause you.

As soon as we have the Reaxys links restored, we will post a notice on this blog. Please also follow us on Twitter@scopus for regular news and updates.

 

Release Date: 
October 13 2014

Mendeley Readership Statistics available in Scopus

on Fri, 03/07/2014 - 15:50

Scopus is pleased to announce a new feature that will show users the Mendeley readership statistics of a specific article. The beta version of Mendeley readership statistics went live on March 7, 2014. This new feature shows how many times Mendeley users have downloaded a specific article to their libraries. Additionally, it also shows a demographic breakdown by discipline, academic status and country of origin.

These statistics appear on the Scopus Documents Details pages for which at least one Mendeley user has saved the document in their collection – if no one has saved it, the feature will not appear to Scopus users (similar to how Altmetric for Scopus works). When it does show, there is a link out to view the record on Mendeley.

As a complement to traditional citation metrics, Mendeley readership can demonstrate alternative types of academic influence. The most read article on Mendeley, “How to choose a good

Release Date: 
March 7 2014

Scopus Panel at ALA-Midwinter: New Possibilities in Evaluation Metrics

on Wed, 01/22/2014 - 15:37

Join the Scopus team at ALA-Midwinter this upcoming Sunday for a special panel on "New Possibilities in Evaluation Metrics: Authors + Altmetrics = ?". The panel will take place in Elsevier booth #1207 on January 26 at 3:00 PM.

The topic:

Since Scopus launched 10 years ago, publishers, institutions, librarians, and researchers have become enmeshed in a radical reinvention of the means by which authors and readers interact with and evaluate one another. The means of measurement, identification, collaboration and analysis of researchers have all converged into a mash-up of previously disparate lexicons.

This panel brings together speakers whose work explores the intersection of new author-centric standards like ORCID with the fast growing altmetrics movement. Moderator Michael Habib, Senior Product Manager, Scopus, will challenge the panelists to address how new standards for author identification complement and support the altmetrics movement.

What is the relationship between

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